Canada to Mexico Epic Road Trip Complete

Mexican Moose is on the road at last!

After many months of planning, reflection, debate, confusion, tears, panic and resolve, our big, fat, epic, across North America relocation road trip has finally launched!

We will be driving over 4,200 km between Calgary, Alberta and Queretaro, Mexico over a seven day period, starting out on Thursday, May 3, 2018.  Watch this post to keep track of our progress on this amazing journey that will traverse the continental US from north to south!

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Morning Song – Vancouver Island’s Feathered Wake-up Call

I’ve always loved birds.  Although, to clarify, I should say that I have always loved the LOOK of wild birds.  Captive birds, however stunning in plumage, have never been of much interest to me.  Oddly, I have also never really been drawn to the hobby of bird watching itself.

Over the last few days, however, I think this is starting to change.

While taking a couple of weeks to relax and visit family on southern Vancouver Island (in preparation for our major move from Canada to Mexico), I was overcome by the sheer volume of song birds in the region.  On my walks through the trails among the tall timber, without much effort, I spotted several species I had never seen before.  I heard bird calls I had never noticed in the past.

How was this possible?  I had been raised in a small seaside town on the west coast where there must have been an abundance of songbirds of every variety.  How could it be that I was only now began to notice such things? Continue reading “Morning Song – Vancouver Island’s Feathered Wake-up Call”