Saturday Snapshot invites bloggers to share photos. Following my tradition of sharing photos from our annual family vacation, I posted in July about hikes. Now I’d like to switch to the smaller moments from our trip to Newfoundland.
On the drive to see my family, I lamented to Andy that we never did anything spontaneous anymore. Instead, we always lived in stress and by schedules. Next thing I knew, he was taking a detour. We hadn’t eaten breakfast, despite it being mid-morning, and so Andy set off to find us a place to eat. Adventure was the result!
We ended up driving to Stephenville. This small community is where Newfoundland and Labrador author Kevin Major grew up. It’s also home to bogs and sand dunes. In addition, an American air base got established there during World War 11, which explains so many streets having names of states. And that’s all I know about it!
While there, we brought breakfast at Tim Hortons. We also splurged on treats for my family at a bakery. Then we drove to the coast, where we sat and ate while watching the water break along the rocks. A seagull came to beg for handouts and we obliged it. We also took photos of the area.
On our return drive, we ended up arriving in Port-aux-Basques several hours before the ferry would leave. In previous years, we always needed to stop for food and souvenirs. This year, our family had stuffed us with Chinese food and cake. Moreover, we had bought all of our souvenirs during our visit. So, we had time to explore another little community in my home province.
We walked through the town for over an hour, taking photos of the sights and enjoying our company. Life tends to be noisy, chaotic, and full. Very few of us slow down enough to savor it. More than once during our Newfoundland trip, Andy and I stopped to make quiet memories.