It turns out that the airport express service runs mini buses until 7 am on Sunday mornings. This is a useful piece of information if you happen to be flying south on a cold winter morning and have chosen to leave your bully extra layer, scarf, hat and mitts at home rather than lugging them through airports, customs, transfers and bus rides. [...]
Civilized End to a Long Journey. Welcome to Melwel — Originally uploaded by LexnGer We have arrived.9 hours door-to-door with adventures, shopping stops, great conversations,beautiful scenery and 2 construction-based traffic jams. All on all,a greatroad-trip.Now for a relaxing and fun Thanksgiving weekend by the lake!
Driving north on the 400 through a beautiful array of fall colours, it’s hard not to stop every 15 minutes as we drive past another stunning photo opp of trees, sky, and water. But we have to keep driving since we still have 5+ hours on the road to go before we rest. If you haven’t bee up this way (and it’s my fist t [...]
Goodbye Winnipeg — Originally uploaded by LexnGer As I’m siting on the train waiting for the wheels to start turning and the gentle rocking to put me to sleep, I’m realizing how different this trip has been than all my other trips to Winnipeg. First, and most obviously, I haven’t been back in about 34 years. The sam [...]
Okay, Okay… I’m back. Sort of. Ish. For those of you not up on the Whirlwind Adventures of Lex & The Travel Bunny here’s how it goes. About 2 weeks ago, immediately after meeting the OneDegree crew for drinks at Brassaii, I packed things up and hit the road. First stop: Kingston for a short visit with mom, some last m [...]
I’m current travelling on a piece of highway I’ve crossed at least twice a year since I was 3. Back and forth, forth and back, and forth again. Memories of Chicken inthe Basket and Cherry Pie fill my senses.
Well i’m on my way. Up early. Ungodly early, and into a cab to take me to the bus to take me to the plane to take me to the car to take me to the dogsled to take me to a warm toasty fire and a nap!
It was a bit of a ride, leaving Ottawa at 9:30am and getting into Toronto at 2:30pm. However, my brand new iPod really helped. I read. I worked. I photographed the bunny. Then, I finally arrived home after: 2 car trips 2 bus rides 2 parents 2 hosts 35 days 3 beds 1 hospital 3 doctors 3 provinces 2 cities 1 island 1 Cab Ride 2 periods 24 fr [...]
I’m in Kingston. I’ve finally convinced my mother that the meds are working and my walking pneumonia can walk my ass to Ottawa… where I have rescheduled my arrival 4 times so far. Have I mentioned my belief that K’ton is a place you can come, but you can never leave? Fingers crossed, I’m catching the 2pm bus [...]
The trip started with a little Ger-retrieval at 5pm in the centre of the Financial District.Seen above is Japor’s Roadmaster(tm) – our ride to NB. It’s a huge car with plenty of packing space. We used it ALL up. Jamming a couple of coolers, luggage, island gear, books and a big-ass generator into every available square in [...]
One last Starbucks with a buttermilk blueberry muffin and a leisurely review of my morning’s email. A little bike ride to deliver some books to World’s Biggest Bookstore. Then flag down a manager, book in hand, to inquire as to why they don’t have CheapEats Toronto as part of their big Toronto display. (feel free to do this [...]
Yup, mercurial Mercury has had his way with my week already with 2 missed meetings in one day. So we are following through on my previous threat to go hide away on a deserted island in a deep blue river far, far away. "As a rule, retrograde planets presage a period of seemingly inevitable or fated events…"** And certain [...]
On October 30th, Jim Munroe of No Media Kings has invited me to join him at Canzine which is taking over the Gladstone Hotel at 1214 Queen St. W. Jim is hosting room 214 to celebrate No Media Kings‘ 5th anniversary, and has invited me to join in on his casual DIY Books Meetup from 1:30pm-2:15pm, and his more formal Panel & Th [...]