Tuesday, December 31, 2013

St John's Newfoundland

    We are on our way to our next adventure.  We are moving to St John's for the next 4 years.  Everyone is excited and a little anxious.  Emily is the only that has shown any outward signs of  anxiety.  She has had a couple times when she was crying and saying how she would miss her teachers.  I am interested to see how they do on the first day of school. Hopefully all will be well, but I have no doubt there will be tears, most likely from Kayla. 

     When we left the house this morning with our 13 bags of luggage and 8 bags of carry on, it felt more like a trip not like we are moving.  I think because the house has yet to be packed up, but Paul will be back in a few weeks to take care of that.  We are hoping to find a house in the next week, then Paul will go back to pack up the house.  It is on the market for sale and I am hoping it will sell quickly.  We have sold both the cars and will have to buy new cars once we arrive in Newfoundland.

      Let's talk about St. John's, here are some stats (this is mainly for my own future reference, feel free to skip this paragraph):  it is the most easterly edge of North America.  This is where the sun rises first. Where Vikings landed over 1,000 years ago. This place is home to the oldest settlement and the oldest city in North America, but is the youngest province of Canada.  St. John's is considered to be  the oldest English-founded city in North America.  St John's has a population of 200,600 as of 2012.