Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Road trip

I'm going to be MIA for a few days, and probably won't be posting here. The girls and I are hopping aboard a Via Rail train,



No. Wait. It's more like this:

and heading to Windsor. Why, you might ask? Well, my car is starting to get a bit elderly. It's a 1997 Grand Prix that I love dearly, but since I commute about 80 km/day (round-trip), 4 days/week, and I like to travel by car to places like Dartmouth, Nova Scotia,

Niagara Falls,

and Sudbury, Ontario,

the odometer is creeping up on 300,000 km. Which is a lot.

Some of you might remember that last year, my mom won a car in a raffle:

which means that she and my stepdad have a perfectly serviceable, and totally superflus superflouuous extra car gathering dust in their garage. It's going to be my car. Maybe not as cool as a Grand Prix, but you gotta like a car that's 2 years newer and has less than 75,000 km on it. So the girls and I are taking the train to Windsor tomorrow, and we'll be driving our new car back to Ottawa on Sunday.

Who knows where we might drive to this summer?




;-)

14 comments:

  1. I'm pretty jealous that you're getting a car that'll cross oceans. That's awesome!

    Really, it IS awesome that you're getting the car. Nice of your folks! I bet that car would drive all the way to Kentucky :-)

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  2. Hey! I recognize that lighthouse!!

    I'd love to see you here sometime - in the meantime - take care, and have so much fun! Train trips are all kinds of wonderful.

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  3. I'm sorry, I didn't see any pics of Hogtown in there.
    Love that you are getting a new car and that you and the girls get to have a bit of a vacay.
    Enjoy your train ride :)

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  4. That's great that you are getting a new car. Enjoy your train ride.

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  5. It sounds like fun, a great big train ride. :)

    Have fun.

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  6. awww, that's great. i hope that car brings you to some really cool places :)

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  7. The train ride sounds awesome. congrats on the car!

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  8. Hahaha, those photos. Hilarious. If you're going to be in London, you might as well "drive" your car to The Netherlands so we can hang out! :)

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  9. woop woop! have fun....
    and, yeah, I thought it was just me seeing overseas trips via a car. HA HA HA!

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  10. Have a great trip and congrats on your new wheels!!

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  11. Have a great trip and many more with your new ride! Especially your trip under the sea to London.

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  12. I know a great palce in NH you can drive to! :)

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