So nice to be back in communication again – yea Winnipeg! I have cell service again…for now.
I have met so many nice people on the train – no surprise.
I figured there would be interesting travelers and I was certainly right about that. Having no cell service meant no blogging or emails or Facebook but it also meant more eye to eye chats, dialogues and interesting conversations with new friends.
Like our resident train expert who can tell us everything about our train journey and then some. He is from the USA and he calls himself a “rail fan” who spends a good part of his life riding the rails. He carries a special book with him that details all the stops filled with train history and facts.
Or the people all the way from China who sat patiently through my musical presentation mostly in English and enjoyed the melodies and songs – I sang some in French and even African but unfortunately I have no Chinese songs in my repertoire yet. However, they happily clapped along to the rhythms of the music they liked.
People from all walks of life and from all across Canada as well as from around the world. Smiling faces, friendly chats, gorgeous, breathtaking scenery. Hey Canada! Look at what you have right here in your own backyard – spend some time exploring this wonderful land of ours and going by train should be on everyone’s bucket list.
I was happy to sing my Canadian songs on “The Canadian” train and eat incredible food in “The Acadian” dining car (though I thought we might have had at least one down home East Coast meal….maybe tomorrow….).
My “Everyday Heroes” tour has been well received and so has my tribute to March of Dimes for being a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. Check out the video they produced about my brother at www.marchofdimes.ca
And for my BPW friends across Canada and around the world: Women of The World is riding the rails and making new friends far & wide. And, learning all about the good works that you do in empowering women to be the best they can be.