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The Plan: Driving to Cape Breton

Published July 30, 2010 - 8 Comments

The trip was planned with unusual precision.  Unusual for me, that is.  I’m kinda a fly by the seat of my pants guy when it comes to these things.  Sure, I am capable of a little planning.  But this went beyond anything that I’m used to.  My role was to sit back and stay out of the way.  Awesome!

Sleeping Beauty. Pretty, isn't it?

I finished work at 7am Thursday morning, so I wasn’t going to be much good on the drive. The idea was simple enough.  I could sleep on the way, and wake at our destination completely refreshed and ready to go.  I had my Tweety pillow, a blanket, even a sleeping mask.  It just doesn’t get any better than that.  I probably would have slept the entire drive had it not been for the rain.  At one point I woke up… the car felt like it was moving sideways, rather than going forward.  It was a rather unsettling feeling.  When I opened my eyes, all I could see was a torrential downpour, and transport trucks.  We had been driving for a little over 2 hours, and were still in New Brunswick.  I was all set to stay overnight and wait for the weather to pass… but that wasn’t part of the plan.  Onward bound!

Thankfully the rain did not continue for the entire drive, but that was it… there would be no more sleep for me.  I spent my time looking for road signs and arguing playfully about which direction “north” was. 

Thankfully the GPS is better at that kinda stuff than I am.