Apologies for being late with the first blog posting of the epic trip out West that my nookmis and I have undertaken this month. The journey to make it out here with my 86 year-old nookmis has been both rewarding and exhausting. I know this trip is changing both of our lives immensely and I am not taking for granted one minute of it. That being said, the journey through The Rocky Mountains has had it set of challenges. The first being access to a decent wifi/internet signal in order to make these postings to my online blog. There have already been many instances where we have not had access a cellular signal or internet for many hours at a time. By the time we check-in to our accommodations are a long day we are usually exhausted and simply unable to find time to make many of these postings. It's something that I kind of did not anticipate with how busy we would be on the road. I was hoping I would have boundless amounts of endless energy to post every single day but that has not been possible so far due to no access to internet and cellular. The Rocky Mountains are the main sources of blocking our access to cell and internet and falling off the grid. And maybe that's a good thing for us to be able to disconnect and just be able to be present in the whole experience together. My sincerest apologies as I know I had promised all the major donors to Kay's GoFundMe Campaign journey that they would be getting daily blog postings of our trip. For the time I being I will be making my best effort to post photos and tiny blurbs of our experiences so far which have been totally amazing! Kay has been tackled a lot of hidden fears by going on this trip including her fear of heights, airplanes, etc. I have been so inspired by her bravery every day and continue to be amazed by her spontaneity and zest for life and new experiences. Our journey so far has taken us through the Rocky Mountains, and through regions of the Highway of Tears. We continue to make offerings of sema/tobacco wherever we go and know that every day is a blessing to be alive and able to share in this whole experience together!
I am hoping tomorrow that I will be able to finally find some valuable time to send off some private YouTube links of a few videos of me and Kay on our journey together including the moment we took off in the plane on the tarmac of the Pearson International Airport and the moment we ascended up a mountain inside the Jasper SkyTram!
Pictured Above: Jeremy and Kay have dinner at the Banff Centre for the Arts, an extraordinary arts centre located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains where Jeremy used to dance and perform when he was in his early 20s with Chinook Winds Aboriginal Arts Professional Dance Program.
Pictured Above: Jeremy and Kay hold hands as they take off on the airplane from Toronto to out West on day 1 of their trip. Special donors/contributors to Kay's trip receive private video access to this moment on our trip. We hope you enjoy the video clip!