Today was ca-razy. I was still shopping via the AWESOME southern advice you gave in the last post. Wow!!! I’m still reading and enjoying! The comments are the best place to shop for advice if you’re heading south. Check them out if you haven’t already. Thank-you so much!
a new vignette made for the house sitter
And then I packed. And then I CLEANED. By golly my house is in shock. I couldn’t fathom leaving things as is for the house sitter so I did what I could. Then glanced out the window, saw dusk approach and burst out the door with my keys. I did NOT want to be stuck in the dark while lost in space.
I decided to stay at a hotel in Vancouver the night before my flight because I didn’t want to be stuck in rush hour traffic in the AM. You can park for free if you stay a night so it kinda evens out rather than pay to park at the airport.
And as luck would have it, I got lost. Adventure #1 here we go!
Dear highway planning people,
If a road is suppose to be Highway 99, please do me a favour? Put two 9’s on the sign. That’s all. Really! I can even do it for you if you need help. Just don’t call it something different like route or street or a name of a king or something. 99 is all it’ll take to keep small town folk like me from wandering astray where they don’t belong.
And while at a red light, I had to take that above pic. Is it strange to love traffic photos?
Thank goodness for my BFF GPS. I have it set to side roads (whoops) so I took some fantastically strange tours. I didn’t have a CLUE where I was. Truly, when I passed a sign that read Seattle, I felt kinda sick wondering what the hey I punched in for a location.
And then magically, a tall tower with a little red light appeared. AIRPORT! YES!! YES YES!!!
But I have to admit something. Even getting lost, I started to smile and felt excitement. This was already a big adventure and I hadn’t even left Canada yet. I can see going on this trip is going to bring some big changes in my life. Getting out and discovering new ground is very exciting, even if it’s in your own back yard.
That picture above? I didn’t mess with the colour or saturation. That was one blazing orange sunset and it was magnificent driving into it.
And when I (my GPS) finally found the hotel, I was over the moon delighted! I’m always so amazed at how smart that thing is.
And then treated myself to dinner at 10:30 pm in the hotel pub in the most cushy welcoming chairs ever invented.
Tomorrow? Up early, figure out how in the world I can squeeze 5 suitcases of stuff into 2, and I get shuttled to the air port. AIRPORT! Squeal!!!!
So… this trip? I love it already.
all road trip updates are HERE
When’s the last time you took off anywhere?
I can see this getting rather addicting…
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