First Stop, Chatsworth: Grandpa and Grandma Elliot
Chatsworth to Peterborough for Lunch with Aunt Mary and Uncel Paul: 270km
Peterborough to Kanata (Ottawa) to Meet the Mysterious Sister #2 and Her Fiance, Adam: 252km
Ottawa to Schroon Lake to Visit the Japanese Campers and Staff at Word of Life: 336.8km
Kazu (my legendary ex-roommate) Was There!
Schroon Lake to My Mother's Hometown Eastford, CT: 361.9km
Eastford to Middletown, CT to Visit the House of Many Daughters: 82.2km
Middletown to the University of Bridgeport to Visit Aunt Cassandra Who is Studying to Be a Naturopathic Doctor: 77.2km
Aunt Cassandra's to Downtown Manhatten for a Classy Luncheon: 98.8km
Manhatten to Warrington (Philadelphia area), PA for Food, Fun, and a Very Late Night of Fellowship with the Wonderful Duo Who Did Our Wedding Photos: 147.7 km
Philadelphia to Columbus, OH to Visit Nate Thomas and His Lovely Bride to Be: 769.6km
Columbus to Chicago for a Wickedawesome Reunion with Old MK Friends: 649.1km
And of Course We Popped Over to Spend Time with Kazuko: 57.8km
And then Back to Chatsworth, ON: 846.8km
Distance Travelled: 3,950km
Days Spent: 12 (only counting this road trip)
Time with Friends and Relations: PRICELESS!!
A few days later we had the privilage of serving as best man and matron of honour at Namik and Nahoko's wedding in Toronto--may the Lord bless their marriage!
We also had an opportunity to attend Grace Toronto Japanese Church on our last day in North America. The numbers were depleted due to the summer holidays but it was still good to get together with Pastor Murai's family and to see old friends.
This has been the barest outline of our three week trip abroad. More coverage will be given in future posts, and Gaijin for Life will be airing a Bear Runner Productions trilogy online (Episode I: American Food and Other Large Sizes, Episode II: Meet the Relatives, and Episode III: Go Go Gaijin).