Behind the Shop
There's a chill in the air and grey skies and hot tea and and pumpkins everywhere, and Hallowe'en is almost upon us. We're sometimes a bit behind or ahead of the curve when it comes to seasonal traditions, but maybe because of Caleb's already unconventional-enough upbringing, we're trying our best to stay with the crowd.
The last two days of our train trip! You might think that by Day 3 or 4 we'd be exhausted and tired of the train, but the long stopover in Winnipeg on Day 2 was a great break, and mid-morning of Day 3 was another break as we made it into Edmonton, where the Panoramic Car is added.
Heading into Day 2 of our train trip, we decided to skip our tasty train breakfast because we arrived earlier than scheduled in Winnipeg. We were supposed to arrive in time to give us a good two hours to wander around the city, but because we arrived earlier (and the train will never leave early), we had three hours.
We’ve made it onto the train, and we’re barrelling west towards British Columbia. I had thought I would have a bit more time to blog on the train, but I've been a bit surprised by how busy things have been!
We were in Kingston for the weekend! We drove up to the city where Jon and I first met, and where I certainly had many formative experiences in university. Kingston is about a two hour drive from Toronto, so not a place we visit very often, but it's a beautiful place to live in or to visit.
So it begins! We're planning our train trip across Canada! This will be our first trip since we opened the shop three years ago.
Today is something a bit different for the blog! Another Wonder Pens Adventure.. Ages ago, I stumbled across this article about Sigma Typewriters from the Hamilton Spectator, and I told Jon that one day we were going to have to make a trip to this tiny shop tucked away in Hamilton, and get me a typewriter from here.
One of the most surreal things to ever happen to us took place last week (and since we've started this business, it's been a pretty long list). The long and short of it is that on this Sunday morning, February 14th, between around 7:20-7:45 am (in Toronto on 99.1 fm), they're going to be playing a segment where you get to hear yours truly fumble around nervously while talking about letter writing.