As I post this on Friday morning, I'm scrambling mentally to work through a list of things I want to accomplish before I go.

Yes, I am going. Either today or tomorrow TOG and I are leaving for Canada. Each year for the past 6 years, we've packed our bags and headed for Canada between Christmas and New Years. Why? Well there's a few reasons...

  1. Their money is prettier than ours
  2. Sometimes the exchange rate is pretty good (not now)
  3. You can still get in and out of the country without a passport
  4. They have great brewpubs and great pub food
  5. The kids feel guilty and put away all the Christmas decor while we are gone (Thank you K2 and K3!)
  6. Twenty Seven years ago, we were silly enough to pledge our troth marry on December 30th. In hind sight, I think I would have married on virtually any other day as it is 'high season' rates to go anywhere on your anniversary and many places are booked

This year we considered a) not going b)not going to Canada c)going somewhere else and d)going places we couldn't afford. We finally realized that we couldn't really afford to go anywhere so we decided to be low risk and go somewhere we know we like. Running a close second was going to a resort for snow shoeing/x country skiing. Ahem...


Thus, we really had to listen to what the betrayers lungs could probably handle. I'm reasonably certain that I've improved enough to handle this.

The thing that I am most excited about is taking the new camera up there and hopefully get some great shots!

In preparation, I'm outlining posts that will "go off" while I'm in Canada. I hate to think of folks visiting and seeing the same old thing each day. I hope you'll join us on our little jaunt. I'll provide some links so that you can see what's doing while we're up there and some background info on the area if you're interested. When I come back, assuming I've mastered Photoshop by osmosis while I'm up north... I'll hopefully have pictures worth posting.

If you do visit while I'm gone, feel free to drop me a line and I'll catch up with you when I get home, eh?