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Tripping

September 21, 2011

How many more sleeps? Just 4.

Now with this trip on the doorstep I’m so distracted that I don’t want to even go to work. I just want to pack, drive to the airport, hump my bag to the counter and get the heck gone! Really looking forward to spending time with my kids and their kids. Don’t really care if we do anything special or not…… just be with them.

Sorta wishing I had another day to spend in Vancouver cuz if I did I’d likely arrange with Lea Kelley to meet up in Bellingham over coffee. Looks like it would be just an hours drive each way but there is always that border crossing to consider. That would make two blogbuddies I’d have had face time with since my first and only meeting with Kel and Mr X last New Years eve.

Anyway, at work the strike has been settled and the workers back at their desks, smiling. The contract still has to be voted on and ratified but there aren’t any foreseeable problems. Seems they’d all rather be inside working as opposed to walking the picket line even though they had great weather 95% of the time.

The weather has cooled off somewhat. The crab apple tree and weeping willow’s leaves are thinning – likely because of the extended drought through July and most of August. Grapes are heavy on the vine. Grass has returned to being green and lush. A month ago you could hear it crinkling as you walked on it, it was so dry. We still have a few late blossoms pushing out their last petals.

this morning's bloom

I’ve a couple of loads of laundry to do in preparation for this trip – some warmer clothes – and that’s about it. Pack it up and go. Oh yeah… how to get to the airport? Park & Fly? Works for me.

Latest book – ‘Tales From The Vinyl Cafe’ – Stuart McLean. Very good.

Tunes – Leon Russell & Elton John album ‘The Union’. Very good

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4 comments

  1. 4 more sleeps!
    how excitement 🙂
    betcha won’t actually get much sleep
    probably better anyhow, cos then you can sleep on the plane

    packing warm clothes
    hmm, we’ve just packed our winter clothes away
    it’s heating up here
    and I wanna come back to Canada ….


  2. Yeah, warm clothes – I expect temps will be pretty moderate in Vancouver but at the higher elevation in Calgary nights will certainly be cool – maybe daytime too. Can never tell there from one hour to the next what it’ll be like. So, you want to come back, do ya? Well c’mon – lots of room in the pool here. Stretch out and stay awhile. Plenty to see and do.


  3. Beautiful bloom. 🙂

    Have fun, Norm!


  4. Thanks Robin – I certainly intend to.



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