Friday, May 16, 2008

Road Trip (again!)


A big mistake this, I'm in a hotel attending a conference which is about 400km from my home. I don't know what possessed me. The drive was in fog and rain and I arrived looking the worse for wear, stressed and tired. I retired to my room early.

I took a photo of my luggage before I left this morning. You'll note the trees are yet to leaf in Newfoundland. You'll observe I keep a very old licence plate on car for sentimental reasons (plate has been on five cars and is now 25 years old!). That will soon change as I need to switch the registration of the car to Newfoundland plates.

The back of the car is jammed with a small bag of dog food, her dishes, her water and her leashes. Laptop, camera, knitting, and very little clothes, just a change a day fill up the rest. I'm one of these people who never overpacks. And I can go for a month with one carry-on bag. That's my French Roast coffee in my Goofy mug (thank you, grandgirl!) and an apple. And one jacket - not rainproof - note to self, bring rain jacket always.

STUFF. It looks appallingly too much, doesn't it. And all necessary.

More Rules of Life on next post.

The picture below is one I took near Kelly's Mountain in Cape Breton a couple of weeks ago. I love the justaposition and flow of the lumber, the water, the mini iceberg and the to die for blues. Click to enlarge

5 comments:

  1. Of course your rules of life count for Newfoundland, but will I be able to apply them here in this fashionable little city in Europe? When we drive 400 km, we are in France.

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  2. After that dreary drive, I hope you get something out of the conference! I always travel light, it's too much hassle humping giant cases around. Nobody could believe how little I took to Oz but how much do you need when you're just freewheeling around? And your sea picture looks idyllic!

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  3. Irene:
    Distance here is like Texas, Always too much of it.
    Nick:
    I wish I were home, isn't that awful after all this trouble. I'm just back from a long walk with the dog in such a depressing neighbourhood and I'm doing anything rather than show up at the sessions....
    XO
    WWW

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  4. Awwww, my car is red too lol! That makes us almost Ziel Schwesters or something.

    And if the conference is dreary, why would anyone want to attend sessions?

    I am learning to travel light, not something that comes naturally to me. Although I did manage a micro pack for Friday's romantic break.
    However, the rest of the car was piled up with stuff to take to the dump and charity shop lol.

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