Near and Far

The next five or so months I have planned several small trips away from home, but no solo driving holidays yet. One flight and two road trips with three other people in the car. 

First trip is in May, a flight to LA to see Anna & Rich. I haven’t been to LA since 1989, and even to the US since 2000. Long ago.

In July my great friend Rob H, two of his friends and I have arranged a one week stay in a lakefront cabin at a resort near Penticton called Sandy Beach. It was his mother’s favourite place, and she used to spend 4 or 5 weeks up there every summer. I don’t know the Okanagan very well, and I haven’t been there since my driving trip to Nelson (July 2003), but I’m really looking forward to it.

In August the girls and I spend our annual week on Hornby Island at Amy’s parents’ house. We book a car and drive up there. Hornby Island is incredibly beautiful. Last year I discovered the best beef jerky on earth being sold in the food coop there, and ate a lot of it. This was not a good thing for me because I ended up breaking a tooth (which might not have been so bad, except that this particular breakage created a dental reconstruction situation which has yet to be fully resolved). Those non-meat-eating naysayers are right when they warn of the dangers of eating meat. No more beef jerky for thisCassandra.

I have just found out that my work buys Air Canada coupons and that we are able to buy and use these for  travel: one price for all points within Western Canada, and another price for fare from any point in Western Canada to any point in Ontario or Quebec. Western Canada includes the Yukon and the North West Territories, so this means I can fly from here to Yellowknife return for an absurdly small amount of money (less than $400, all taxes included). Unbelievable.

I don’t have any trips planned for June. It might be interesting to go to Yellowknife for a few days…I think my eco footprint is expanding again.

~ by thiscassandra on Friday 23 March 2007.

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