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.