Sunday, October 18, 2009

Thanksgiving in the Eastern Townships

I spent Thanksgiving weekend visiting the Eastern Townships — Sherbrooke, Magog, North Hatley, Coaticook. This time of year this part of the country is breathtaking with fall colours on display. Everywhere I turned there was beauty all around. The photo below was taken in the Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook.

While in Coaticook, I had a chance to facedown one of my fears: heights. In the Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook, there is a suspension footbridge which, at 169 metres in length, is the longest suspension footbridge in the world. It soars 50 metres above the river below and offers a spectacular view. I crossed the bridge, hanging on to the friend I was with for dear life. I'm not sure I conquered my fear of heights, but I challenged myself to get outside of my comfort zone.

It was great to get away, to reenergize, to explore a part of the country that I had never seen before. Now, it's back to the grind — piggybacking on the energy of the new love in my life, and being passionate in all that I am, in all that I do. This really is heaven here on earth.

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