Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Brainstorm

I had this idea. My friend with memory problems that she is working on fairly successfully? I thought to make plans with her. How would that plot work out? And, I thought, the sooner the better.

I looked at a good old Google map and picked a point half way between our dwellings which happened to be St. John, New Brunswick. I'm about 1,500km from there and so is she. I have to catch the winter ferry as the seasonal summer ferry won't start in time for the trip. So that entails a road trip across the island of around 900km, give or take.


I love road trips, so does she.

I managed to find a cabin on the river for us to share for a week. Staggeringly reasonable. it includes breakfast.


On my way to St. John I also booked in for 2 days with a friend who has a cottage in Cape Breton not too far from where the ferry decants me in North Sidney.




She's planning a dinner party and gathering her Inverness clan to meet me. They all sound wonderful, writers and artists galore.

Then I head off from her place to St. John to meet my Toronto friend.

So I leave on the 12th of June.

I feel this trip is very important.

And it truly has been a carpe diem thing organizing it all.


11 comments:

  1. How wonderful. I hope you enjoy every minute!

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  2. YAY!!!!! Go for it WWW and enjoy, relax, enjoy! As well as carpe diem - and this applies to all of us: "Life is uncertain - eat dessert first"! :)

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  3. Oh do enjoy yourself my dear lady. It's always good to meet up with old friends. You deserve this trip. I'll be thinking of you lounging around and seeing the sites.

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  4. Any time you can plan an adventure is a good thing. Wishing you well on this one.

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  5. Sounds and looks wonderful. Nothing like independent travel and a change of venue to get the energy and sense of freedom flowing. You have a meaningful mission. I wish you the best and am impressed by the planning and teamwork. Kim in PA (USA)

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  6. You have a great motivation for this trip and it sounds like it will be two nice reunions.

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  7. Wonderful. I wish that I could undertake something as exciting as that here!

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  8. Sounds good. As you say, carpe diem. A good thing you enjoy road trips though - I would hesitate over such a long journey!

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  9. I came here to get book ideas before my long flight, I can depend on you our tastes are very similar. I am happy you have this trip to look forward to, best thing you can do is travel and meet people you like. Alena

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