View from the Bus

At the end of February I boarded a Greyhound bus and took the long journey to visit Miss Stephanie. How long, you may ask? Well.. a flight takes just over an hour, and by car the journey is approximately 12 hours – yet a trip with Greyhound takes almost 16 hours. I’d never been on the road for such a length of time and thought it would be fun, and a good opportunity to see a bit more of Beautiful British Columbia. I was up for the adventure!

With movies on my iPad, books on my Kobo, and a delicious mix of healthy snack foods from my stepmother, I headed out early one morning. My father drove me to the Greyhound station and waited with me until I had boarded the bus.

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Once on board I found what I was looking for.. barf bags!

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Did I mention that I’m prone to motion sickness?

Then I was really excited to get on the road!

I thoroughly enjoyed the views from the bus. Here are some of the photos I took out the window.

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And inside the bus was one of the cutest couples I’ve ever come across..

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Here they are sharing an ice cream treat. He’s hard of hearing, so periodically she’d point out the front window and shout out the name of some passing point of interest. They were adorable, and made me miss my grandparents.

And because this trip occured in Winter, when days are short, much of the journey took place in the dark. Meaning this was my view for hours on end..

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Eventually we rolled into town and Stephanie was there to greet me with her smiley, albeit sleepy, and friendly face.

Did I enjoy my Greyhound experience? Definitely. I’ve never travelled far from home when snow blankets the ground, so that was really neat to see. The province is covered with perfectly shaped Christmas trees!

Am I rushing to repeat the same journey? Probably not. I’m happy to have finally taken this type of journey but I was even happier knowing that I had prebooked a flight home to Vancouver. And I think that’s going to be my only method of travel moving forward.

– Marla

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