Sunday, May 06, 2007

Canada?

I have been planning a trip to Canada for some time. I rarely holiday anywhere but my own house(I do 'weekends' away frequently, but only really in Scotland) and I do not travell(I went to Rome for a week twenty years ago) so for me this a big thing.
Now all is going on an 'unplanned' status, my friends daughter has gone into labour six weeks early and my holiday may be slightly different. We had a total panic when this happened but nobody wants me to cancel and I am still heading over.
Just at the moment the baby seems to be staying put and things may be okay. But there is the possibility that I will arrive in Calgary with nobody to pick me up. . . we have looked into hostels and there are plenty of places to stay, then get the 'Greyhound' or look into internal flights. This thought filled me with horror till I thought about it and then decided this will be an ADVENTURE. So I am packing a rucksack instead of a suitcase for easier carrying.

But I think in future, the bottom of the garden may be as far I plan to go. . . .

9 comments:

Dan said...

You'll have a great adventure I'm sure. Wherever you end up, and however you get there, have a fantastic time.

Michael said...

No problems, Claire! I like the rucksack idea. That's what true adventuresses always take when they head out into the woolie wilds. You'll find things will go easily once you're underway. I highly recommend taking the bus through the Rockies. It's unforgetable!

clairesgarden said...

Dan, wherever I end up? indeed!will send you all a postcard. .
Michael, the rucksack is holding as much as the suitcase so its not a problem at all. I have to go east and south but if I end up on the wrong bus i'll come and visit!

Peggy said...

If you feel like taking a side trip to Florida (what's a couple thousand miles?), drop me a line, we'll go paddling!

Have fun! Take pictures!

Peggy

grannyfiddler said...

things are beginning to green up here, even way up in waynorth. not sure if this will work as a link, but you should be able to cut and paste... for a look at the weather in Calgary. 13 degrees celsius as i write this. happy trails, and many blessings on your adventure.
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/cities/can/pages/CAAB0049.htm?ref=btn150_city

clairesgarden said...

Peggy, well, you never know!
Grannyfiddler, thats useful, now I know how many jumpers and sets of waterproofs to take!

Alison Dyer said...

Claire - in Canada, but far from Newfoundland - if you ever get the urge (dollars, whatever..) please visit - you have a place to stay, etc. Alison

peppylady said...

I presume that you have your airline tickets bought.
I'm sure Spokane Washington would be closer to Nelson British Columbia then Calgary Alberta.
But I don't know what kind of problem one should run in at the United States and Canada.

I'm e-mail you may home #.

clairesgarden said...

Alison, very kind of you, maybe someday!
Peppylady, thanks for your e-mail!