Tuesday, June 24, 2008

up and away

Yesterday was a very long, draining, but in the end a happy day. There were unexpected trips half-way across the city, trying to find our way home again on the bus, pharmacists open late (and saving me!), watermelon for supper, and fireworks. Oh yes, today is a holiday here - Fete nationale or St-Jean-Bapatiste Day - so our town had fireworks last night, waking me up from much needed sleep. I didn't bother watching them, being more amused at my cat Mila cowering with fluffed out tail at each boom.

We leave for BC this evening, and we haven't even started packing. I should get on that, but so many other things need to be done as well, mostly as a result of losing most of yesterday afternoon and evening to unexpected errands. The local church bells are ringing for noon, so I should go eat some lunch. I hope you are all having a lovely summer so far. I will try to get lots of photos of our trip, to share with you when we get home.

4 comments:

Catie said...

I am incredibly jealous of your church bells. When I was living with my grandparents I would wake up to church bells and birds and it was wonderful. We have a bell, of sorts, here - there is an elementary school across the road - so we have a morning bell, recess bell, lunch bell... Somehow it just isn't the same. Since you will be flying into Calgary (if I remember correctly, and my brain is a bit thesis-fried right now so I could definitely be wrong) I will give you a brief weather report for 10am: Here in Calgary it is overcast and a balmy 12 degrees. Enjoy your trip!

Jossan said...

Hope you have a great trip! :D See you when you come back! :)

Mare said...

Have a wonderful trip Barbara, and when you come back, visit my blog! You've been nominated for an award! :)

Barbara said...

Have a great trip!