I’m leaving, on a jet plane…

I went to pick up my passport after work yesterday.  I found parking right in front of the Service Canada building, that was sort of a surprise.  I paid for 40 minutes and thought that it likely wasn’t enough.  I went in and since I was picking up, it is a different line – there was only one person in front of me.

So, I waited less than 5 minutes in total and got my passport – no issues, no hassle.  The picture doesn’t look bad, as far as passport pictures go.  So, I am now free to roam for the next 10 years.

I leave in less than 24 hours for Ontario and will spend 5 nights in my former province.  I am taking the red eye to Toronto, it leaves Friday morning at 12:35 and arrives in Toronto shortly after 6am.  I have reserved a rental car at the airport, the only issue is that the credit card that I applied for at the beginning of the month has not yet arrived.  I called them and it was sent out on March 9.  Now, I know that Canada Post is slow, but this is a bit ridiculous.  The card hasn’t been activated or used, so that is good at least.  If it does not arrive then I guess I won’t be getting the rental, unless they will take a debit card but I don’t think most rental places will.  I will cross that bridge when I come to it.  If needed, I will take a bus to Niagara, it will work out – I don’t let issues like this stress me out, I can’t do anything about it, so, why worry about it?

I am staying with friends in Welland, it will be good to see them.  We are going out on Saturday night where I am meeting other friends.  I am also having breakfast Sunday with my sister and brother-in-law.  On Saturday, I will be going to the memorial for a good friend of mine.  He will be missed by many.

I head back to Toronto early on Monday morning.  I either drop the car off at the airport and take transit downtown, or I take a bus back.  I work in the National office for 3 days and have lunches and dinners with various co-workers – it will be good to catch up with everyone.  I am staying with my Aunt in Toronto and am looking forward to seeing both her and my cousin who’s coming to Toronto from Washington.

I will be hitting up the Mandarin twice on my visit – love Chinese food.  Monday for dinner is Red Lobster with my Aunt and co-worker.  Tuesday, my boss is trying to kill me with the Buffet Tri-Fecta, buffet breakfast at the Royal York Hotel, lunch at Mandarin (visit #2) and dinner at Copacabana, a Brazilan Steakhouse.  I might be a tad full.  On Wednesday, I am taking out the Senior Manager of my group at work and finally paying off a Super Bowl bet from a number of years ago.  This is our first opportunity for me to be in Toronto and be able to take him out.

My flight leaves on Wednesday evening, I need to be at the airport around 6:30pm.

I will be chronicling my trip on my blog, will try to make daily entries – follow along:


For today, one more day to work and then right after work, I will drop the dogs off at the pet resort.  I am going to miss them – that’s for sure.  Before I got Zeus, almost 11 years ago, I hadn’t ever really thought about having a dog of my own.  Now, with three of them, I can’t imagine never having a dog again.  I know they will have a great time and I am already looking forward to picking them up.

If you will, wish me safe travels.  Thanks.  🙂

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