As man of you know, I am departing my home province of NB today to begin my four day trek back to the North. Three Days? Why are you taking four days Kennie?? Well, when I was leaving the North for my summer vacation, a round trip ticket on West Jet AND Air Canada from Ottawa to Fredericton (Saint John in the case of West Jet) was over 800$. Now, I don't know about you, but 800$ to be crammed inside of a sardine can was a little off kilter for me. I was left with a few options: hitchhike - which would have been an adventure in itself, rent a car in Ottawa - and then convince them that my Nunavut Drivers license is not fake, or take the bus. Well ... hitchiking was sketchy, renting a car was 500$, and taking the bus was 200$. Me being all economical as I had some serious "tea" drinking to do over the summer, chose to take the bus.
Well, well, well .... many of you have probably heard of this story that occurred in Manitoba.
After hearing that news, I was beginning to think well.. maybe I should just get a plane ticket eh? Then of course, reality set in and said "so... what's stopping the same thing from happening on a plane/train?". Not much. And then of course... "well I could just drive back to Ottawa" ... right.... and have to navigate the insanity of Quebec roads during construction season? I'll take my chances with the bus.
So here I am, getting ready to head out to catch my bus to Ottawa tonight, three bags in tow...... and a cary on with a brick :-). Where will I be sitting, up front I do say.
Take care everyone! I'll be back with pics and more ramblings of my adventure in about a week! (hopefully .... might be a while before I can get the internet again - we all know what it's like in the North :-) ).
After spending six years living and teaching in the Canadian Arctic (Nunavut and Yukon), I returned to the Maritimes to work at my Alma Mater, The University of New Brunswick, as the Media Lab Supervisor with the Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning. At the Media Lab I help faculty and students learn how to use instructional and media technology in their classes and projects.