Archive | October, 2011

Last Week at Home

29 Oct


Hello again everyone!

We have been packing, cleaning and getting the place ready all morning.  We spend last night celebrating the official start of our vacation.  It was the last day of work for Liz and the start of the last weekend in our house.  The cats are only now becoming aware of a big change, even though we’ve been warning them for weeks (sometimes they don’t listen).  Tonight we party again, this time at Chantels place for a monster Halloween bash!  Sunday we finish getting everything ready and on Monday we head down to Stettler for Halloween fun with the niece and nephew.  Its been a busy week, contacting friends and finalizing plans, and Liz still can’t believe she doesn’t have to go to work on Monday.  Instead of work we will be relaxing and visiting with friends and family in the Stettler area.  Then we make the 5 hour trek to Lethbridge, Alberta on Saturday November 5th.  We will spend the night at a good friends place and enjoy our last few hours in Canada.  Hopefully our cats will enjoy it, but when they meet new cats I know there will be  inevitable “cat drama.”  November 6th we will start out with a 1 hour drive to the border and the journey begins….

Una semana restante!

Hasta luego!



Packing Kitty up for the trip.


Folded and ready for the suitcase.




Car, Cats, Cash, to Cozumel we go!

25 Oct

The time is nye.  Soon (November 6th) we will leave on the journey of a lifetime. This epic journey will be attempted with only our wits, our Volkswagen, and the back up of two highly trained guard cats.  As we descend into the abyss of the American continent who knows what great adventures will lay before us, and what strange sights we will behold? From the endless small towns and pick up trucks of central North America, to the endless shores and palm trees of the Yucatan Peninsula, the  7000 km of travel will cover a lot of different social real estate.  As we forge through the depths of  this hellish winter currently found in Alberta, we continue on with one hope.  The hope that soon we will not have to scrape a tiny bit of frost from our windshield in the morning, and long sleeve shirts and light coats will become a thing of the past.  The hope that one day soon we will be able to wake up, throw on a pair of shorts, and claim that we are both fully prepared for the day and at the same time be done all work for the day. You may call us dreamers, adventurers or just lazy, but the path is set and nothing will stop us now!  Take that fate!

Hasta Luego Canada!!

… T-minus 12 days and counting….