That’s what I’ll be doing for the next 5 days. After that I’ll spend 3 days car-camping, and then 3 days staying with friends, just to run the full spectrum of possible accommodations. I’m not sure when I’ll have internet, but for sure, I’ll be out of touch for about a week.
Why is all this traveling happening?
The canoe camping is a family trip with Dana’s dad and stepmom. I’ve never canoe-camped before, and so there are a few things I’m feeling a little paranoid about:
- tipping the canoe over
- tipping the canoe over into a bed of leeches
- acting like a baby after the canoe tips into a bed of leeches
But other than that, it’s great.
The rest of our journey (3 days camping in Niagara, and 3 days staying in Toronto) is because Dana’s speaking at his first conference! All his work at McGill has garnered him quite the fan club, and he’s the closing speaker of a 3 day conference, attended by sustainability-minded delegates sent from various universities in Canada. And then he’ll go back to his awesome job before starting another awesome job. Oh, to be a 20-something…
I’ll let you know how our travels go!
Shauna and Lady and Juliette and Dana
P.s. the cats do great things when they’re with their babysitter. Here’s a shot from last time: