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    • wonderpens

      Thank you! We can’t wait for our adventure, although a little nervous about how the little guy will handle it in small spaces and “being quiet.” We will be sharing lots of photos from the road!

    • wonderpens

      HAHA! Actually, we will have a short stop in Winnipeg! But I don’t think long enough for a visit – it’s just a short stop at each station along the way, major cities of course, and a lot of 5-10 minute stops at smaller towns on the route. We will sure be thinking of you when we’re there in Winnipeg! 🙂

  1. Train travel is quite an experience indeed and you are right about the food, it’s very, very good! I’ll wave as you pass through Saskatchewan. You will love it through the mountains, enjoy!!

    • wonderpens

      We’ll wave to you as well! We can’t wait for the adventure, and the food! 🙂 I think they may be attaching the panoramic car somewhere in Alberta just for the mountains, I can’t even begin to imagine the view!

  2. Liz, your goatskin Hobonichi cover looks really… pale. Mine got browner. Surely Toronto gets its share of the sun now that it’s midsummer there?!

    And wish you all the best on your train trip! That was one of the things on my wish list that I never got around to before we left. I will be looking forward to the pics 🙂

    • wonderpens

      Hmmm! I mostly use my Hobonichi indoors, and when it’s not in use, it’s on my shelf, so maybe that explains why it hasn’t gotten a lot of sun? Here in Toronto it sure is hot and humid and sunny!

      We’re planning on sharing lots more pictures as we get going – stay tuned!! Always so nice to hear from you:)

  3. ken walker

    Hi Liz and Jon,
    Thought i would pass along a tip i read somewhere and tried on winter vacation in Florida. When purchasing postcards along the way and in locales throughout Vancouver, etc buy extras to write and mail home to yourselves. Arriving back in Toronto you will have an interesting & unique record of the holiday (as they appear in your ‘snailmailbox’) to combine with your travel journal.
    ken w
    P.S. – to be on the safe side during the unsettled postal situation i recommend photographing the front and back of each postcard before mailing it . . . have a wonderful time 🙂

    • wonderpens

      Hi Ken – that’s a wonderful habit, and we sent ourselves a postcard from our weekend trip to Kingston, and we’ll definitely be sending more along our travels. I’m hoping to keep these postcards along with our single volume travel journals of each trip! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  4. Romano Klomp

    I, as others will be very interested in your journal entries of your trip. It will enhance your writing experiences and enlighten all of us with products used. Take lots of pictures.
    Best wishes.
    Romano
    Kitchener, ON

    • wonderpens

      I’m hoping to share lots of details on my travel journal and the mementos we keep from our trip! I’ve brought along a few items just to help me keep track of everything that’s happening along the way, and I can’t wait to show you everything we’ve done 🙂

  5. Christine

    Have a great trip! Thanks for the inspiring photos. And welcome to Vancouver 🙂 Regional Assembly of Text on Main St. Is a great local stationery store, if you’re in the area. Paper Ya on Granville island is fantastic as well.

    • wonderpens

      Thanks so much! We had a great time in Vancouver, and we did indeed get a chance to visit the Regional Assembly of Text and Paper Ya – beautiful shops, both! I’m hoping to share a bit more soon 🙂

  6. Beth Martin

    Best wishes for a wonderful trip- perhaps you have already left! A couple of years ago my partner and I (Americans, but living near Detroit we are practically at the border!) took Via Rail from Jasper (I think) to Toronto after several days touring through the Canadian Rockies by coach. It was a lovely trip and we especially enjoyed visiting Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island. I do
    hope to visit your shop some day!

    • wonderpens

      Thank you for your good wishes! That sounds like a great trip – on the last leg of our journey we got to spend a very quick hour or two in Jasper, and the scenery was beautiful. I think next time we might go at it a bit slower to be able to spend a few days here and there, it all passed by so quickly. We unfortunately didn’t get to visit Butchart Gardens, but we will also put that on our list for next time. And I will have to look forward to your visit one day 🙂

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