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?



  1. Anonymous7:42 PM

    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 :-)

  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.

  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 :)

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

  5. Anonymous10:34 PM

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

    Have fun.

  6. Anonymous10:38 PM

    Safe travels!

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

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

  9. 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! :)

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

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

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

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