Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Something to Look Forward To




Newest Ad from Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism.

My father would say this at the beginning of the year:

To make life worth living, you always have to have something to look forward to in the coming twelve months.

He was right.

Daughter and I had one of our marathon phone sessions today. No, we don't do Skype as that locks you in place. We do Bluetooth. Which means we can move around and cook, clean, knit, let the dog out and some important etceteras.

My birthday came up in conversation and she really wants to plan a vacation trip for it, one with Grandgirl involved. The three of us have travelled a lot together over the years. South Carolina, Mexico, Ireland, etc. So Daughter said there are three choices I think Mum. New York, Iceland or Labrador.

You can guess what I chose (and Daughter agreed). Yeah, Labrador, the Big Land. There are people I know who have taken their vacations for the last 36 years in Newfoundland and Labrador and who have yet to see all of it. Truly.

We're much the same, we think. It is very easy to get sidetracked here. Every bend on the road produces a new vista, another outport to explore and stay a wee while. This year we want to head to L'Anse aux Meadows to the Viking settlement and then hop the ferry to Labrador.

Yeah, something to look forward to. I'm excited already. We 3 generations on the hoof. Again.

25 comments:

  1. Sounds like a grand vacation to look forward to!

    L'Anse aux Meadows has been on my wish list for some time, as well all the Maritimes and Quebec. I haven't seen that end of Canada yet. Some day...

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  2. Sounds like a wonderful adventure for all three of you. Happy planning, and I look forward to all the tales on your return.

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  3. When I am done with this life, I will have to come back and have another one and investigate the east coast of the Northern Americas. I can already sense in my soul what it is going to be like and just like yours, it is going to be a great adventure.

    I loved that commercial and would very much like to hear those people speak.

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  4. My son and I do skype on cellphone. Sound is really good with earphones (earbud, bluetooth, whatever) We generally don't do video but we can. I like it because not tied to computer, he likes it because it doesn't use up his cell minutes. We both like that it's free.

    I went to l'Anse aux Meadows in '98, and took the ferry to Labrador too. Could only drive as far as Red Bay then, I hear you can go much further now. Labrador is completely different from NL, or I thought so. Yeah, there is so much to see, it's all different. Great thing to look forward to!

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  5. You are so right! Enjoy the looking forward, the planning, the going, the photos and above all one another. Every Blessing

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  6. YAY!!!! The planning and is at least half the fun of travel and vacations. The fun to be had is never wasted either, even if, as sometimes happens, the trip has to be cancelled or postponed. We'll have learned stuff along the way which will come in handy for future adventures. :-)

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  7. To go and explore a place three generations can agree on, that's the best part of this to me! My oldest daughter was a great fan of Lucy Maud Montgomery's and we thought it would be great to go to Prince Edward Island for a holiday together sometime....Hasn't happened yet though as she's all caught up in boy stuff! (Two boys, no girl!)
    I hope your b'day's in the summer so it'll be warm for you!

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  9. Wow! That sounds fantastic. I would love to do something like that!

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  10. Marja-Leena:

    Oh you will enjoy Eastern Canada, so full of beauty and surprises. Daughter and I "did" the Gaspe many years ago and still talk about it!

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  11. GM:
    I am just so delighted that we can all do this together. I never take anything for granted.
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  12. Ramana:

    Oh I hope not. Just share in my enthusiasm as I do in yours!!

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  13. Irene:
    The dialects out here are incredible, you would love them, musical.

    Yes I do hope you see the East Coast some day. You will never be the same!

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  14. Annie:
    Daughter has free calls to me and I'm on a global plan so all in all doesn't cost anything!!
    My doctor talks about Red Bay all the time so that is definitely on the list. Any other recommendations?
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  15. Thank you Freda.

    I think the anticipation is 90% of the fun!

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  16. T:

    So true!! Even if stuff happens to circumvent, the delight in the plan is still ours!!

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  17. Molly:

    The first vacation Grandgirl and I had together was to PEI and we loved it and it brought memories back of when we took our two daughters there. A tradition.

    All the way there I read to her from the LMM books much to the delight of patrons in restaurants who listened in.

    Precious memories. You must go there!!

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  18. Hattie:
    And what's stopping you??
    :)
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  19. Having something to look forward to is one major way to stay happy. All that planning and anticipation and imagining is such fun. If you having nothing to look forward to, life is grim indeed.

    Good luck with your trip to Labrador!

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  20. Nick:

    It's 7 months away yet but that means loads of time to look forward!!

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  21. That sounds fantastic. I love having travel to look forward to.

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  22. SAW:

    Brightens up those short wee days of winter alright!!

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