Caledonia Dreaming on Such a Winter’s Day

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - Abraham Lincoln in Spokane, Washington - the Columbia River

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – Abraham Lincoln in Spokane, Washington – the Columbia River

AnElephantCant stay any longer
For the past 12 weeks he aimlessly roams
Up and down the West Coast
Delighting his hosts
But the time comes when he must return home

He has enough memories to last several lifetimes
Enough friends to enrich twenty hearts
Eighty plus wonderful nights
And days filled with delights
Now he returns to the place it all starts

San Francisco is where his trip begins
Back in December those three months ago
He visits Seattle Washington
Portland Oregon
Spokane and Coeur d’Alene Idaho

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC

He loves Vancouver BC up in Canada
He walks the banks of the Columbia River
Willamette and Snake
And make no mistake
There are people he remembers forever

So now he has to unlearn a language
But he is never one to complain
No more calls on
His throwaway cell phone
He just uses his mobile again

He packs his trunk and boards a jumbo
This is how his trans-Atlantic adventure ends
He has a tear in his eye
As he waves goodbye
With a mammoth thank you to all his North American friends

So although he is here for 3 months
It seems he hardly has time to unpack
To the wondrous US of A
He has nothing else to say
Except will you please invite him back?

So long and thanks for all the peanuts!

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25 Responses to Caledonia Dreaming on Such a Winter’s Day

  1. Lady Lovely says:

    Welcome to Canda, again. A Lady is sorry she missed your visit, as she does not live in BC… much as she would love to.


  2. emmylgant says:

    It has been a vicarious adventure to follow you wherever you took us. It was a joy to share your puzzlements and wonder through your poetry and pictures. So here is a big merci from Emmy who never got to see Vancouver, Seattle, Portland or Coeur d’Alene with her eyes, but did the next best thing: seeing those great places with AnElephant’ s heart.


  3. What a trip! It’s good to come home though…. I like the hitch hiker reference! All the best. 🙂


  4. Christina ~ says:

    I have enjoyed your photos and your tales of your many adventures! Of course America will miss you and store up the peanuts if you decide to roam…yet again. Hugs!!!


  5. Willow says:

    Gosh, you’ve brought back so many memories of a similar trip I made in the mid seventies when i was 22. East coast, route 66, then west coast up to Vancouver Island. It’s always good to get back home to the Highlands though. I love your photos.Thanks.


  6. He has a tear in his eye
    As he waves goodbye

    of course you will be invited back, though the entire world would want to compete for your future visits.

    buen viaje/happy travels! z


  7. I regret that you’ve been so close but we never got to meet. Journey well my dear friend and hope you return to visit again! HUGS to my favorite pachyderm 😉


  8. Alastair says:

    So glad you had a great time over there. Would loved to have gone to the places you did. It has seemed like an adventure and a half


  9. I think anelephantcant should visit Mammoth. 🙂


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