Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Home again

Trip stats for the U.S. east coast spring whirlwind tour, 2010:

-4 airplanes
-1600 miles of driving in cars*
-45+ opportunities to hug individual friends and family members (in 8 days)...but not including:
(1 wedding)

-1 family party (New Jersey)
-2 family dinners (Virginia)
-1 hospital visit
-only 2 huge nephew crying jags and temper tantrums (+ several days of lovely smiling moments with a 4 year old and 18 month old, so I think we did fine)
-2 opportunities to eat at the Lebanese Taverna
-1 sighting of yarn graffiti in Fergus Falls, Minnesota (at Crates of Yarn, a yarn shop--but it was closed when we drove by)
-1 trip to Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival
-1 sunburn I wasn't expecting (it was hot! 90F!)
-2 pretty tired people who came home to Manitoba
-2 dogs who got baths at the kennel and then came home yesterday...and
-1 baby rabbit (or bunny sushi for bird dogs) caught and eaten before the tired humans realized what the dogs were doing to the bunnies nesting under our backyard shed in Winnipeg.


We can no longer say that our dogs haven't killed anything in Manitoba. We're sorry. Baby bunny, R.I.P.
...and many more statistics and stories to come when I am slightly better rested.

*1600 miles in the car? That's:
-one trip from Winnipeg to Minneapolis to catch flights on Southwest. (7 hours)
-one trip from BWI airport near Baltimore to NYC
-2 roundtrips from NYC to NJ and back
-one trip from NYC to Northern Virginia
-one trip from Northern Virginia to the Howard County Fairgrounds in Maryland
-Fairgrounds to hotel and wedding in Baltimore
-Hotel to BWI, leaving dark o'clock on Monday morning
-one trip from Minneapolis to Winnipeg from the airport back home. (7 more hours)
for a total of 17 hours of travel on Monday.
One Tired Joanne

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Blogger Freyalyn said...

No wonder you're so tired - I'm exhausted just reading about it.

May 5, 2010 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger Hilary said...

I love Lebanese Taverna! That's the highlight of my visits to the DC area. :)

May 5, 2010 at 5:46 PM  
Blogger Willow said...

Have a good rest. You need it; and so do I after reading of your many miles of travel! Having only two toddler meltdowns is a good record.

May 5, 2010 at 6:58 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Wow. Rest!

May 8, 2010 at 2:51 PM  
Blogger mandy said...

Wow, I got worn out just reading all of that! You are busy!

May 24, 2010 at 10:13 PM  

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