Friday, December 4, 2009
The start of a 3 month trip abroad.
I flew from Kelwona to Vancouver on Tuesday, and spent the night at Gramma Anne and Grandad's. I find as I get older, I enjoy these visits more and more. Perhaps due to the more adult conversations? The fact I am not locked away in the computer room "MSNing" with friends I've just left? Either way, it was a visit I thoroughly enjoyed. Tuesday night in bed I struggled to sleep. The strange bed didn't help, nor did my excitement. After attempting to sleep for half an hour, I turned the light back on and continued to read The English Patient, eventually finishing it. Then, I slept.
Wednesday morning. Got up early. Airport. Check bags. Wait. Start to read The Road by Cormac Mccarthy. If there is one thing (out of many) I love most about traveling, it is that I get my head out of TV land and back in to the pages of books. Wednesday was a day filled with surprise reunions with family, lunches with ladies, and many a chat with old friends back in my hometown of Whitehorse. By midnight, The Road was another book added to the "Done" pile. I read fast, by the way.
Today, Thursday December 3, has been another great day. I slept in, surprise! My friend Kate then picked me up, and we went to her new place for a... Well we coined it a "Blunch." I believe brunches need to take place well before 2pm to deserve their name. Eggs, sausage, beans, fried potatoes and coffee. All with a side order of chat about love, life, and everything between. Our friend joel joined us in town for another coffee and dinner, then I came home and here I am now, typing away. To my own surprise!
Now... How to sign off? What parting comment should I end each of these staggeringly good reads with? My Auntie Di signs each of her blogs off with "'til next time," Always leaving us expecting more greatness... I always remember a book I read as a child. It taught me, never say goodbye, as it's never goodbye. Always say, "see you later". So,
See you later,