On Travelling

From The Hip

There are two things that have been keep­ing me excit­ed today. The first one is the U.S. elec­tion (of course). The sec­ond one is our trip up north, and it’s not just up north of Toron­to a.k.a. the cot­tage coun­try. It’s way up north, as in Sault Ste. Marie a.k.a. the Soo by the Lake Supe­ri­or. And we’re dri­ving up there tomor­row!

Troy will be there for work. I’m tag­ging along just because I’ve nev­er been there and I love going to new places because when some place is in the news, I like being able to say, “Hey, I’ve been there!”. If I didn’t tag along, Troy would be able to take a short­er route through the States. But since I’m tag­ging along and I’m not a U.S. visa hold­er, we’re tak­ing the long way up through the Ontario wilder­ness. It will be a 10+ hour dri­ve for us to get to the Soo (as opposed to the 7+ hour dri­ve through the States to get to the same place)! Fun! Of course I’m also tag­ging along for the pho­to ops. New places always have pho­to ops writ­ten all over them.

Once I’ve seen Lake Supe­ri­or, I will have seen four out of the five Great Lakes of North Amer­i­ca. The only one left would be Lake Michi­gan and only because Lake Michi­gan is not part of Cana­da. And did I men­tion that I’ve been to 8 out of 10 Cana­di­an provinces? I’ve seen so much of Cana­da in 4 years than I’d seen of Indone­sia in 30 years! Kind of sad, huh? For the records, I’ve only been to 8 out of 33 Indone­sian provinces. I’ll have to fix that some­day.

The U.S. elec­tion news keeps dis­tract­ing me from writ­ing this post. If I had the right to vote in the U.S. elec­tion, I’d vote for Oba­ma, if only because some peo­ple keep call­ing him things that he isn’t just because he spent part of his child­hood in Indone­sia. Well, of course there are oth­er rea­sons but I won’t go into that because I real­ly have to start pack­ing, pick the cam­eras to bring and oth­er things one needs to do when they’re about to take a long trip. The next update will be deliv­ered straight from Sault Ste. Marie, assum­ing that their Inter­net con­nec­tion works. See you tomor­row!

3 comments / Add your comment below

  1. My pro­fes­sor said, “Trav­el­ing to new places is equiv­a­lent to four years of col­lege edu­ca­tion.”
    Have a safe and fun trip! And I can’t wait to see those pho­tos!

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