Travel is never easy during the Christmas season.
Lots of loading up, off loading, travelling around the corner or further down the road. There’s picking up parcels, people, groceries and fuel before you head out. Oh, and any last minute things you have to prepare for your road trip; oil change, tire change!
When the curtain of cold comes crashing down around you, it makes things a little tougher. Who’s kidding who, it sucks!
Warming up the car at intervals so that it actually starts when you need it. Having an older car, you consider all the technical issues that could befall you. Right now, the G6 is sitting there freezing! Please, please start! Battery is in good condition, heater works. And with a bit of hesitation, boom, we are firing on all cylinders.
Over Christmas, the car had been plugged in. By walking, you warm up quicker than your car does, so I am considering getting it back to a plug in for the next couple of days or even in our garage at work.
Last winter, I walked more in weather like this than I did through the summer. Go figure!! Is it easier to wear four or five layers of winter gear than put on shorts and t-shirt?
Now we approach New Year celebrations. I think we all know what that means. People running from pub to pub wearing light jackets and trousers, skirts, dresses! The clubs, pubs and houses are filled to the rafters – going from extreme cold to extreme toasty – how Canadian!!
How will you spend those final hours of 2017.
We’ve celebrated Canada’s 150th, let’s take it out with bang. Usually there are some kind of fireworks at Wascana Lake. Last year welcomed the 150th, so the fireworks were great – held early in the day at the Conexus Arts Centre. I think the New Year Eve’s “celebration” will be spent at home “reflecting” with a Moscow Mule (a tasty beverage!)and preparing for January 1st! New Year Celebration – New Year’s Day Levee