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Maybe the Coolest Family Ever

And no, I’m not referring to MY family here.  We’re cool, but we’re not “cycle with your kids for a YEAR” cool.  I wish we were that cool.

I just read about the Vanderkwaak family.  Reuben and Heidi Vanderkwaak are taking their two kids Eden (4) and Harper (almost 2) on a year-long bike tour starting in Hamilton, Ontario and travelling 20,000km through Canada, the US, Mexico and Central America.

Doesn’t that make you want to start planning an epic family adventure of your own?!  Well it makes me want to 🙂  I’ve always wanted to take a big chunk of time off and go on an extended trip.  I want something to brag about.  The kind of trip that makes people’s jaw drop.  I want to feel CHANGED somehow, by the experience.  Expanded mind and family togetherness, beating the odds, overcoming adversity and all of that good stuff.  But where to go and what to do?  How about the Trans Canada Trail?  I don’t mean just a part of it, but the WHOLE THING!  That would be something to brag about.  This is a quote from their website http://www.tctrai.ca :

The Trans Canada Trail is the world’s longest network of trails.  When completed, the Trail will stretch 22,000 kilometres from the Atlantic to the Pacific to the Arctic Oceans, linking 1000 communities and 33 million Canadians.  Today, more than 18,500 kilometres of trail have been developed.  Millions of Canadians and international visitors are using the Trail to hike, cycle, ski, horseback ride, canoe and snowmobile.  The Trans Canada Trail offers countless opportunities to explore Canada’s diverse landscapes and rich history.

Sounds amazing doesn’t it?  And it’s in our own backyards!  Have any of you tripped along the Trans Canada Trail?  Was it awesome?!  What crazy extended trip have you always dreamed about?  I need ideas, so don’t be surprised if I steal one and do it myself 😉

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