Published: September 6th 2012September 6th 2012
In just three days we leave on our odyssey! Six weeks on the road, primarily by rail and bus, staying in hostels or with family and friends, to Edmonton, Montreal, Halifax, Cape Breton, Clair NB, Quebec City, Ottawa, and Toronto, before returning home. I haven't been away from my home base for such an extended period since I went to Spain the late 60s! Of course, in those days such an extended trip involved communicating by air mail only on special lightweight paper bought for the purpose; and long distance phone was so expensive it was reserved only for emergencies. Nowadays it's possible go on a long trip and still stay well connected by cell phone and Internet. At least when we are in places that have
cell service and Internet!
Between now and then, there is much to do! For a couple of weeks we've been accumulating things we want to take with us in a big suitcase in the corner of our bedroom. Now this needs to be organized into checked bags and carry on for the train.