Saturday, June 26, 2010

Final Countdown

Well, here we are folks!  thisclose to my departure!  This time tomorrow I will be loading the last of my personal possessions into my trusty VW and heading off on the first leg of my Colossal Cross-Canada Road Trip!

Yesterday was a pretty big day in that all of my stuff was loaded up and hauled away.  I was up early anticipating a long day…and wouldn’t you know it if they didn’t have everything completely loaded in only 2 hours!  Amazing.


My load weighed in at about 1200lbs more than I originally estimated (I had adjusted my estimate by around 750lbs, but clearly I don’t know how much furniture and boxes actually weigh!).  oooops!!  I blame my real wood, double leafed dining table. ha.

The coffee maker is long gone so I started the day with a misto.  Half-sweet hazelnut non-fat misto to be precise.


With a PB&J sandwich thin…


And delicious local strawberries


Once the truck left I was able to check a few errands off my list ($50 for an address change!! blech!) and came back to the house to throw a salad together…


Like my fancy bowl?  :)

Mixed greens, carrots, red peppers, beets, and green onions…


With Spring Herb dressing and light feta cheese.


I also made a refreshing drink of Blueberry POM mixed with icy cold Diet Sprite.  It was sooooo warm yesterday…this totally hit the spot!! 

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The afternoon was spent puttering around the house, finishing up some work, and sitting on hold with my insurance company for 47 minutes.  Gah!  I also checked the mail and found a lovely card from my Mama and my cute cherry apron arrived from Katie!!

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So excited that it made it before I move. 

I snacked on dried apricots and a Clif Zbar

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My evening was spent have a final farewell drink and appy with Miss Tasha at Your Father’s Moustache.  We were on the rooftop patio, and typical of me I took pictures of the food but not Tasha or the fun surroundings.  duh.

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Corona and nachos.  Perfect combo for a great day, warm evening, and fond farewell.  Thank you Tash!

After dinner I headed over to Mark and Cosette’s to just hang out.  We haven’t had a chance to just sit and visit and I wanted to make sure we did before I leave.

Coco made us a selection of yummy snacks…Hummus, black bean dip, multiple breads and tortillas, brie, kolbassa, and fresh pineapple and local strawberries…

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I ate my fair share (and maybe a little more!)…with a glass of fruity Nova Scotia red wine.

Around 11pm I totally lost my steam and finally dragged myself home by midnight.  I climbed into bed to watch a bit of Grey’s Anatomy but didn’t last 15 minutes.  Twas a long day! 

Today will be a lot of last minute packing, tidying, fridge emptying, etc.  I also have a facial scheduled this afternoon and fun plans for a last night on the town tonight.  I have to return the cable modem, etc today so I won’t have regular internet access going forward…so blogging will be at the mercy of my travel hosts, hostesses and hotels. 

Tomorrow entails a last Cora’s breakfast with Angie and Lynn and a send off at home with Mark, Cosette and their daughter Camille.  Here’s hoping I stay strong!

I look forward to telling you all about my adventures as I go!  I don’t promise toooo many balanced eats, but I do promise some great photographs, hopefully interesting stories, and fun times ahead!  (I’ll be tweeting when I can as well:  follow along with my hashtag: #victoriaboundblogger)

Talk soon!!  First stop:  Fredericton, NB!

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Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty said...

yay!!!!!!!!! Have an amazing trip!! Safe travels...

Lex said...

Can't believe how fast this has happened and that we wont be neighbors :(

You are going to have an amazing adventure! Can't wait to see you tonight! :)

sarah said...

Safe travels my friend!! I look forward to hearing all about it. *hugs*

Christy said...

Have a great trip! Can't wait to see you after you get settled in :)

Becca said...

Hope the trip goes well!! Looks like you're all ready to go. That cherry apron looks precious!! I wanna see it on!

Sonya @ Eyes on the Hourglass said...

Have a safe trip. Now that I've found your blog I look forward to hearing about your upcoming adventures!

Lady J said...

Enjoy your goodbyes sweetheart and safe travels with Mr. Stoopy... I know he'll be good company for you. I'll call once in a while and promise not to be a nuisance, but I am a Mom after all. *grin*

Love you lots darling daughter of mine. xox

Me, Only Better said...

Good luck! Travel safe!

Katie said...

I was beginning to worry that the apron wouldn't get to you in time! Phew!

Safe travels!

rusty61 said...

All the best on your journey west! I can't wait to hear all about your adventure!

H-woman said...

Bon voyage! Have a wonderful road trip! Let me know when you're in Calgary and we'll grab a coffee or something.


Tamara said...

Safe travels! Can't wait to see you!

Laura said...

safe travels, enjoy the drive