Friday, September 4, 2009

Guess who's back...back again...

Dinah's back. Tell a friend.

Wow, it's been a long summer! I didn't mean to take a vacation from blogging but I guess it just happened. The good news is we racked up a lot of frequent flyer miles. The bad news is that they came with a big, fat credit card bill.

Let's see...where were we? Ah yes. When we last saw Miz Dinah it was too hot to blog. Then there was too much laundry to blog. Then too much packing. Then flying to Montreal for a weekend and driving to Quebec City. A week of working at our office there (oui, je parle français). Then an eleven-hour train ride to New York during which time I could have blogged but did not have an internet connection. We had a busy 5 days in NYC, then hopped a flight to Toronto to visit my brother and his family for a week. Once we returned home J-girl spent two weeks with my dad and little sister up north. Next thing you know, it was back to school. This summer went by FAST!

Here are the things I learned in my travels:
  • It's not the heat, it's the humidity. Although it could also be the heat, because I'm pretty sure it was hot.

  • The 24-hour Walgreen's in Times Square is a little piece of heaven.
  • Not all french accents are created equal. Some will be utterly incomprehensible no matter how many times they repeat the question.

  • If you leave expensive glass candle holders beside the fish tank and the kitties knock them over, they will land on the one little piece of tile, not the sea of carpet. And they will shatter.

  • The sight of the Air Canada Executive sleeper suites on your way to economy will leave you pining.

  • It takes two days for clothes washed in the hotel sink to dry on the little clothes line in the shower.
  • Central Park is kind of creepy and deserted at midnight.

  • The best dinner is baguette, paté, cheese and fruit from the grocery store, eaten in your hotel room with a nice bottle of wine.

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