Friday, April 2, 2010
Well we have finally been given the green light by Canada to emmigrate there and we are all delighted. We have waited for over a year now for my paperwork to be approved by Canadian immigration. It will be great to be reunited with Sam's family and to get some help and support. I am thrilled to move on to a new phase in my life but it is going to be really hard to leave California and all the wonderful natural attractions and breathtaking coastal scenes but there is more out there to be experienced. I will remain teaching art until school is out for summer break and then Sam, Isabella and Jude will fly to Canada while I will tie up loose ends here and set out on a cross country excursion to meet them while rockhounding and seeing the sites. My sister has proposed to ride along with me for the trip and it would be really great to have a partner in this adventure to camp and dig in the dirt. Today marks the beginning of Easter break and we have plans to head to Bakersfield to dig up some sharks teeth (actually that's just me, no one but me likes to hunt for treasures) then we are going to stop at all or as many historic Spanish missions as we can which is something Sam has wanted to do for a long time. I am going to make a sketch diary of the mission adventure, noting the artwork and architecture and such.