Currently, I’m in Canada, Kamloops to be precise, on the other side of the world. It’s dark outside, we’ve just been driving through rain hail and snow from Vancouver on the Coquihalla Highway, a road that we’ve seen on TV.
We drove into a town called Hope, where from the first restaurant that was full, each succeeding one was just slightly less so, till we got to McDonald’s. It was crowded, but not as bad as the others.
I guess there’s no getting away from mainstream fast food places.
It was raining, very very dull and gloomy, and it didn’t fill me with hope. I was wondering whether the people who had got there, striking their way east, were just happy to get somewhere for a rest. It certainly got bleaker and bleaker as we headed towards Kamloops.
Back home in Brisbane, it’s sometime after 3 in the afternoon, oddly enough, tomorrow afternoon. How world time zones can throw you into a tizzy.
My wife’s birthday is tomorrow, no, hang on, if we were back home it would be today, so according to her it started today and will finish tomorrow. Of course, it means two presents, two cakes, two parties, and two dinners. How the quirks of time can work in your favor.
Tomorrow we strike on for Lake Louise, apparently about minus 16 degrees, and the same distance as it was today. There is a far greater likelihood of driving in the snow and making slow progress.
I can hardly wait.
But, there’s always a silver lining, so many ice hockey games to watch, live!