Thursday, 12 February 2009

Wagons West!!!

'Wagons West' you ask? Where west?? Well British Columbia west that is!! Yup, I woke up at 4:45 am, got cleaned up, got in the car and headed west to visit the parental unit for a week. I decided to drive out this time so spent a good 10.5 hours in the car. Luckily the roads were in great condition as I had to go through a couple of mountain passes. I do love this drive though. It's so pretty in the Rocky Mountains, and the Coast Mountains are a close second!

Believe it or not, after spending that much time in the car I wanted to go for a run. Why? I don't really know.

Come to think of it, I do know.... a) I wanted to get some blood flowing in my legs and arse again, 2) I had a, er, uhm, small bag of M&M chocolate covered almonds (shhh!) to keep me awake and amused for part of the drive and c) the parental unit were taking me out for sushi - which means one thing in my world....pig out! So really, a run was in order!

Here's the awesome thing about my run this was 8 friggin degrees celsius out here!!!! Talk about bliss! No ice to dodge, no snowbanks to sidestep, no windchill to freeze my stickyouty bits!! I was in heaven. I felt light and airy as I ran. I haven't felt like that in forever. I savoured all the green grass, green trees and, are you sitting down for this, DAFFODILS!!! Yes people, the daffodils are actually up and open out here!

Why oh why do I live in the Antarctic again?! Not to mention, what a change from Christmas here when I was running in thigh deep snow! Oh, and there are people out EVERYWHERE! Kids playing ball, riding bikes, families walking and birds a chirping. I swear to Pete it's the middle of February and yet it's spring here already!

I think I'll check the weather in Alberta before I have to go back home, if there is a minus anywhere in the forecast I may just bunk out here longer. Afterall, I have my bike, running, and swim gear here! Not to mention I'm testing out the whole 'work from anywhere there is an internet' theory.

Heaven, I'm in heaven....

Peace out my bundled up friends!!!


  1. What you all need to know about that 'small bag' is that Susi measures choco covered almonds, and Bridge Mixture, by the kilo. You do not want to be ever so casually reaching out to absent mindedly try to have some; you're likely to be missing some parts, if you get your hand back at all.

    And it really is a pretty drive. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  2. I was trying to keep the bloom count on the down low!

  3. so so so jealous of the bloom count as it hits -30 here ...AGAIN!

  4. just wondering if your parental unit would have room for one more...i am rather quiet and may take them years to actually realise i am even there....

  5. Glad to hear you made all right during your drive over there. When you come back next week, bring back some of that warm weather Home Slice!

  6. I LOVE that you wrote the m&m part smaller. Gassing out over here.

    Yay for warmer climates and family time!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a wonderful week with your parents! And, enjoying the warmth.