Mom’s Questionnaire: April 2013 (age 11)
Do you remember your trips across Canada? Or your family’s time spent in Nova Scotia? If so, what stands out the most in your memory?
I remember a little bit.
I remember when Anders ‘drove’ Uncle Kevin’s Mercedes down the drive way, across the road, through the ditch and into a tree.
I remember Aunt Jo saying “Our property ends at the row of trees.” But I didn’t understand what she meant.
Going over to Alice Mombourquette’s place, playing with Barbies and eating strawberries and Cool Whip.
Before you left Vancouver Island (2012) were you looking forward to traveling? Why or why not?
Yes, I was excited to travel again but disappointed that we were leaving what we had known for 2 years, ie neighbourhood friends.
What were your concerns about traveling for a long time? Did you have fears? Have your fears come about?
Concerned of Dad crashing the van. A little concerned of being robbed. Neither of them have happened.
What have been your favourite things about traveling?
Seeing new places, meeting new people. So far, my favourite we’ve stopped at was Los Frailes because of the swimming, the sunshine, the people we met there. The reef close by was gorgeous with all the different kinds of fish.
What do you like the least about traveling?
Getting car sick. Being stuck with my siblings for like a whole entire day, squished against them when driving in the van.
What do you miss the most about living in a house, or British Columbia, or Canada?
Having really great friends as neighbours. Going to the pet store in Sooke.
What’s your favourite or funniest thing(s) you’ve done so far as an individual or as a family while traveling?
Playing Frisbee, and building fairy houses with Gaelyn.
What are you looking forward to the most about your future travels?
I’d like to go back to Los Frailes because I really liked it there. But we aren’t planning to go back to the Baja this year. So, I look forward to going to Belize, because Mom and Dad went there and it sounds like a really cool country.
If you could go anywhere in the world or do anything, where/what would it be?
Go back to British Columbia and see my friend Kelli-Ann.
What do you think has been the biggest change in you personally? Is it a skill, a character trait, or something else?
I feel braver even though I’m still afraid of the dark (if I sing loudly a ‘jumpy, happy’ song I feel brave.)
I feel like I can be more content with less stuff. I can cope a lot better than I could before.