Well, here we are (Steph, Whitney, Shane and Abby), at the Lewis's preparing Thanksgiving dinner, and feeling very thankful for the experience we have had over the last five and a half months.
New Brunswick treated us so well! Canoe Kayak New Brunswick, the Fundy Paddlers, Simon from the St. John River Society, the Lewis's and the Ringham's ensured that our final trek to the Bay of Fundy was uplifiting and enjoyable. The kindness shared by all of our supporters really showed us that this trip is not just about our crew and our cause, it's about the community and the connections "the Odyssey" has created. The first connection was built with each other, by setting out to accomplish a common goal, and the treacherous work of crossing the mountains. The second connection was that of our families, to each other, and to our cause, of protecting our freshwater resources. And then, slowly, as we each built our own personal connection with the waterways we travelled and the land we learned about, a community of support grew and flourished as we learned of people following our adventure and thinking of ways that they too can step outside their comfort zone and feel the joy of adventure, no matter how big or small.
So really, on Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for YOU, anyone who is reading our blog, and thinking of their own ways to follow their dreams, build connections with our beautiful country and our own community.