Lesley and I had a magical time in British Columbia, the Western most province of Canada.
Our first stop was in Burnaby, BC where we were blessed to spend some socially-distanced time with Lesley’s sister, Jen, her niece and nephews. We enjoyed some good food and conversations with our West Coast family.
From there, we headed to Vancouver Island. We have always pictured ourselves there, in our tiny home (bus), eating fresh veggies and hiking through the beautiful, mystic terrain. Happily, we were able to bring our dreams together to make them into a reality.
We visited our friends, Candace and Tanner, who are running a new Air BNB in Sooke, BC, and made sure to take in some hikes in the rugged, misty mountains in that area. The bus belongs here.
We also visited with Trish and Sherry in Trish’s unique home in Victoria, after enjoying an incredible meal at Green Cuisine, an all-you-can-eat vegan restaurant! Yummmmmm. I played some songs in the living room and we reminisced about the trips we had been on together in Mexico.
Next up, a trip to Hornby Island where I got to introduce Lesley to my friends, Jerry and Bonnie, whos wedding I had played a few years ago in Campbell River, BC with Ken The Zen. They were amazing hosts, Bonnie letting us stay in her beautiful tiny home, and Jerry being our personal tour guide around this perfectly remote and enchanting island. Every twist and turn around the island proved an even more beautiful site. Our hearts were filled with more joy than we could have imagined. The bus belongs here.
We wanted to explore BC to see if the pull we have been feeling is real. And it is.
BC – we will be bringing our home to you one day soon. The bus belongs here.
And now, we are back home in Ontario, back to our home and back to our bus. Our friends, @skoolieforsix and @journeywithourtribe didn’t take a few weeks off working on their buses. They are way ahead of us. Their floors are done, their windows removed, their side steel on, their buses sanded and ready for priming. Our bus sits there quietly waiting for our loving attention. We are back at work for a few days now, doing our best to be patient with the building process, putting our bodies through hell, and keeping our dreams in the forefront.
We belong here with this bus.
My music has been busy. I’ve been playing shows at some venues where it is safe, namely a small Ontario tour for an independent TV show called “RiseUp TV”. And I’ve been asked to be a part of a dozen online shows for charities and corporations across Canada.
I am so grateful for this work!
And I have been learning new songs and SONGWRITING and feeling like my creative spark is coming back.
I am so grateful!
Lesley has been enjoying some freedom, while keeping very busy on tour with me, and assisting me with my music career. And not to mention, cooking some stellar meals and getting our house ready to be sold.
Oh – and building one hell of a bus!
So – from BC to the bus – we are where we are, and trusting the ride with each turn of the tire.
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