If you’re like me, when you go on vacation you want to make the most of it. So much so that when you return home, you feel like you need another vacation. One that’s more laid back. However I don’t think it gets more easy-going than Canada. Ok, maybe in Central America like pura vida Costa Rica. But considering Canada neighbors a country full of stressed-out Americans, I found it down-right shocking how the Canadian temperament matches the serenity of its environment. The cashier smiles when giving you change at the drugstore. The Filipinos stop and ask if I’m Filipino. A bartender let us sample all the beer. You don’t see people glued to their cell phones. Rage road? There isn’t even any honking!
I saw only one incident of ire and that was among a herd of mountain goats. We pulled over to snap pictures of them grazing very close to the road. After several minutes, the herd moved along and made their way up the mountain. One of the younger goats, instead, decided to do his own thing and cross the main road by himself. I guess you could call him the black sheep! So this little goat is on one side of the road grazing solo while his whole family is on the other side staring at him. And the herd looks totally pissed off. They’re like, what the hell is he doing? I turned to Dean, “Oh boy, that little goat is in big big trouble.”