9 months from now...
Well, that got your attention, didn't it? Don't worry, it's not what you think. I'm talking about an entirely different blessed event.
Take a look. Frequent flyers will be able to decipher the code. (And as always, click on the image to enlarge)
On Thursday July 10, 2008, the first day of school holidays in Lower Saxony Familie Mausi will be taking off into the wild blue yonder for five and half glorious weeks. It's been a while. July 2006 was the last time we touched down on Canadian soil and 9 months seems a loooong way away. But we all know how time flies and I'm pretty certain I still won't be packed on time even with this much notice.
The fact that we're now having to book so far in advance to get the flights we want is fairly alarming. Is it going to get worse? Maybe we should have booked our 2010 trip along with this one just to be on the safe side. You never know.
And we won't even mention the price. No, wait, we WILL mention the price, because it's just totally outrageous. I won't tell you exactly how much we paid, let's just say I could have had a tummy tuck for about the same amount.
When the time came to pick up our tickets from the travel agent they gave us three payment options:
2) an arm and a leg
3) live savings
We're really quite fond of our firsborn and were planning on taking him with us and arms and legs can come in kind of handy when you're on holiday, so we opted for number 3. That means pinching pennies for the rest of the year. Good thing that I am the queen of making something out of nothing.
But it's worth it! It really is!
I found a couple of British Columbia videos at YouTube to prove it. (Note: If you cannot see or play the video, try refreshing the page or clicking twice on the play button. Clicking on the middle of the video itself will take you to YouTube where you may be able to view it.)
This one, as cheesy as it is at times, does show some of the spectacular scenery and leisure activities available to lucky residents and visitors.
This one is an amateur video filmed by a kayaking enthusiast and captures what I miss the most - just hangin' out by the ocean and watching the waves roll in. I also adore the song he/she chose to go with it. Kind of a love song for my home province.
So there you have it - one for the tourists and another for the purists. Heh.
Can you blame me for actually looking forward to the jet lag?