On the road, soon to be in the air

I’m currently on my way to Grande Prairie with my parents (Thanks for the lift, try not to cry too much, Mom). I didn’t get much sleep last night, not sure anyone did, thanks to a pair of dogs, whom are probably sleeping at this very moment… Never had much luck sleeping in vehicles, so if at any point I have time to grab a dirty chai, I’m taking it.

Once in Grande Prairie, I’ll have my last “Canadian” meal with them, and then it’ll be a dash to the airport to make my flight. Two connections for my ‘to Europe’ side of things, Grande Prairie, to Edmonton, to Toronto, and then a +7 hour flight to London! I really only have an hour between each of my connections, and I’m not well versed with airports, so this will be quite the experience by itself.

My next post will likely come once I’m actually in London, (after I’ve slept for a solid few hours), so hopefully I’ll have something more to tell then.

Crafty Times.

Took it apart to try and reduce the size/weight. Was pretty much useless as I found out that I needed about 2/3's of it...

I almost had heart failure doing this. First time I’ve ever destroyed a book. My mom asked me if I cried. I didn’t.

I spent a bunch time cutting the pages out of my travel book, painstakingly hole-punching all the pages, and tying them together. It probably wasn’t worth it as I still ended up with nearly 2/3’s of the book, but it’s a bit smaller and lighter; and I keep telling myself that it was worth that. They’re held together with twist ties right now, I still need to get some binder rings…. There wasn’t much space to put the holes on the outside of the pages, and so as a result, the book is backwards. But I’ll manage.

I also booked the first hostel tonight, and I’ll book my ferry ticket to Holland sometime in the next week. The hostel I’m staying at in London is pretty close to Oxford St., Soho, Piccadilly Circus, Hyde Park, the London Eye, and a bunch of other monuments, parks, and museums, so it will be a busy few days. If anyone has any suggestions for things in London that are “Must see/dos”, let me know. My trip is ending in London, as well as beginning, and I intend to spend at least a couple of days there at the end.

This is tedious and annoying. I may as well paint them on.

This is tedious and annoying. I may as well paint them on.

Another small task I’ve been completing, making my pack all Canadian and shit!  Unfortunately I cannot make it smell like maple syrup and poutine, so these will have to do. The pack material is hard to sew through, and the result has been messy stitching and bleeding pricked fingers. But, I will persevere and get them all on. (Even if I wave to resort to staples…)

Bit by bit, this is all coming together. Soon, I will leave Canada for the first time and become completely lost in a foreign country! (Just kidding, Mother… maybe)

But, that’s all the news I have for tonight, so, until next time!