Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Wish #4.... North Country

While gazing at my North America map yesterday, it struckme I've never been to many parts of Canada.  I always thought, as I grew up on a border town, I knew enough of Canada  I'd seen it all but really, there is so much more to uncover and discover 
 I want to venture to the atlantic provinces.
The Atlantic provinces are five very unique provinces: The maritimes- Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador. 

The maritimes were settled by the Irish, whose influence is everywhere. (From looking at the landscape, I wonder why the Irish people chose this new home…)
In Newfoundland lies an amazing Viking settlement I must go see.  L'Anse aux Meadows dates back to 1000 a.d.
Im heading up to the north country with the cold wind in my eyes. I'll be there by sunset, before the first snow flies.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Wish #3.... Before Destiny

Manifest Destiny wiped out whole populations of people along with culture, as well as several  animals, like the wild buffalo.  There is one known herd of wild buffalo remaining in the USA.   Wyoming region holds this piece of what the world was like before expansion. And its breathtaking.  If you haven’t yet, go see them.