Prairie Chicken has taken flight!
… not very far, mind, but definitely out of the coop. Big thank you to my friend Manny who made the flight from Port Hardy to Vancouver possible:
We flew in the Saab 320, (I think), which is neither here nor there except that it has an interesting sign at the front of the cabin: “In Case of Emergency Fire Extinguisher and Oxygen Tanks”. …boy, things could get a titch exciting if the person fighting the fire got confused.
I cleaned and laundered and packed from 8h15 to 14h30 today and STILL I have to thank people for looking after things I didn’t get to or forgot:
Aidan – thank you for investigating my oil tank and therefore the continued heating of my house
Ang – thank you for getting a cat carrier to my cat sitter
Manny – thank you for house sitting and therefore (eventually) cleaning the parts of the kitchen I wasn’t able to get to…
… wow this has turned in to a bloody Acceptance Speech…
Moving on > first meal on the road:
“The Happy Date Restaurant”
I suspect Kari felt it did not live up to the promise of its name.. however the food was delish and definitely different!
This was Kari’s meal. I had chicken and cabbage chow mien – approximately two pounds of it. In my belly!
We’re now safely tucked in to our room at the Ramada, and I have a date with the bath tub, Bill Bryson and maybe some Zopatol.
Note: if you have not read this book, drop everything, this instant, and acquire it.