It’s been 6 days since receiving Ricardo’s shiny visitor visa in the mail and we are still having a hard time believing it’s real. I must admit I’ve gone to look at his passport several times to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. When his passport wasn’t in reach, I grabbed my IPhone and opened up my blog to see the photo of it. We are still in shock!
Although it hasn’t fully sank in yet, I’ve done a lot of day dreaming of all the things I want to do when we are home and all the things I’m excited for.
The top thing on Ricardo’s list is visiting and meeting my family. He’s really looking forward to that. So far he has met my Mom, Dad and sister Kelly as they have been able to travel to Mexico to visit in the past. I’m really excited to see my nieces and nephews and how much they’ve grown!
I can’t wait to show Ricardo some of the simple things. He has never seen me drive before, for all he knows I could be a terrible driver! He even asked if it would be safe enough for him to have a nap in the car with him! I’m so excited for him to experience SMOOTH roads and for him to breathe the sweet sweet air of BC. (I must admit, I am really excited for both of these things too. I miss the feeling of driving without coming out of my chair, and the air quality at home.)
We are going to be spending a lot of time on Vancouver Island, getting to know his new soon-to-be city and the people we will spend the most time with when we move. I’m also excited to take him camping as that’s always been a huge part of my life and he’s never been before.
In addition to all the fun things planned on the island, we have a short trip planned to Vancouver. His eyes lit up when I told him we were going to drive a car on the ferry boat and be taken across to the mainland… Something that most people hate doing, but that made Ricardo say “Can you pinch me! Am in my dreams?” It is going to be SOOO cool to see him in Canada.
Do you remember traveling to another country?
What was it about that country that made your eyes light up and your mouth drop?