Friday, December 19, 2008

Break time

We're heading out tomorrow for two weeks of travel. Tomorrow we're going to Burlington and staying two nights. Since there's a big snowstorm forecast for Sunday, we decided to head out Saturday to avoid getting stranded. Our flight is early Monday morning taking us through Chicago to our final destination, Seattle. All of these places are snowy at the moment, so travel may become an adventure. (Last night I booked a room for tomorrow night. Courtyard Marriot - lowest web price $129 but I bid $50 on Priceline and got it on the first try.) Mom rented a house for her and her husband and me and Serge and my brother. We'll stay there and celebrate Christmas at the aunt and uncle's. We're also celebrating my brother getting his PHD. After that, Serge and I are headed up to Vancouver (another snowy place) for three days. Then, we're flying down to Southern California for several days for more holiday festivities with the family. It makes me tired to read all of this.

Today I've got a last class, then laundry and packing and dinner tonight at MIL's where we will have a little early Christmas. I may or may not pop in here over the next two weeks (I will if I'm stuck in an airport) but I'm really looking forward to unplugging for a spell. I wish all of you and yours a splendid holiday season filled with love and companionship (and delicious fatty sugary concoctions) and a happy new year. See you on the flip side. Mwah!

39 comments:

Snooze said...

The trip sounds great. Enjoy a much needed rest and please don't bother going online.

CoffeeDog said...

Wow, what a trip! Safe travelsand happy holidays!

johnny368 said...

Have a safe & good trip...

:)

Peter said...

Enjoy the holidays and the much needed vacation. May 2009 bring you all the things you're hoping for!

Anonymous said...

Chicago is the second worst airpot in the USA behind Miami. I hope your trip goes well and and fun is had by all. Here's wishing many a delay so you'll have time for us. I'm selfish that way. Merry Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukah, New Year. ed

mainja said...

Heh, when I first read this I thought "oooh, Burlington, we should get together for coffee!"

I then realised it was pretty unlikely you were talking about Burlington, Ontario.

Fatinah said...

Best wishes for a safe and Merry Christmas!

photogreg said...

Have a great time! Merry Christmas!

Summer said...

Have a wonderful time on your whirlwind trip. Travel safely and Merry Christmas to you and your famlies.

GayProf said...

Have a safe trip(s) and a great holiday!

Ultra Dave said...

Have a very Happy and Safe trip this holiday season. Where is Burlington?

The Neighbors Will Hear said...

Happy holidays! Unplugging for a spell sounds like a great idea.

Anonymous said...

Have a great holiday! Have to say, I do look forward to updates...so maybe a few delays???

Myron
Tucson, AZ

"Just David!" said...

have a great holiday and safe travels! take pics!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas!

Have a wonderful time!

hh

truthspew said...

Have a good trip! We're heading out on Monday afternoon.

Of course at the moment it's snowing like freaking crazy and they say more is coming for Sunday. Joy!

I hate snow. I really, really hate it.

evilganome said...

Merry Xmas and happy, fatty, sugary treats to you too. I am already dreading the post New Year weight loss regimen.

Rick said...

Happy Holidays to you too!

dirkmancuso said...

Happy Holidays and safe journey for you and the hubby, Torn! (It looks as though you've inadvertantly planned a tour of all the snowiest places this year.

dirkmancuso said...

Happy Holidays and safe journey for you and the hubby, Torn! (It looks as though you've inadvertantly planned a tour of all the snowiest places this year.

Java said...

Hope your travels involve more of the planned travel and less of the waiting in airports. Have a blast, guys!

David said...

Have a safe and wonderful holiday season. I send all my hopes to you and Serge for fun days ahead, filled with laughter and joy.

Oh, and its cold here. SoCal is no where near warm.

don said...

bring your toques!!!

dykewife said...

vancouver has snow? they must be freaked!

Ann said...

Vancouver definitely has snow, as do we here just south of the border. Torn, you're going to drive through my town! It fills my heart with glee. (What can I say, I'm easily amused.) Have a blast on your holiday and be careful on the roads here. This isn't an area known for snow-driving skills, so watch out for the idiots!

franck said...

Happy travels!

latt├ęgirl said...

Don't leave any stripey towels for the hotel staff!

Enjoy the trip and see you next year.

afod said...

Here's to safe holiday travel during your visits throughout the States. Storms are supposed to be over with by the time you hit Chicago on Monday. We're getting hit again Saturday into Sunday.

Roxrocks said...

Travel safely you two! I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Much love to you both!

Greg said...

I wish you no delays, just a break from all the usual stuff and good times with you and spouse and your family...

Merry Christmas, my friend! See you after...

anabel said...

Have a great trip!

travelling, but not in love said...

The trip will be great and the snow will make it romantic! (you have to think positive, no?)

have wonderful holidays, drink plenty of champagne and eat well.

here's to 09

tbnil x

Birdie said...

Have a great time, both of you. When you get back, go here for a special gift.

BCCurt said...

Great blog! I'm new to blogging and still learning all about this beautiful world...lol....would like to follow your blog, but not sure how to become a follower - can you help? Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Hurry back Torn, and bring Hotel souveniers. I hope you're taking lots of pictures. Merry Christmas and Happy Saint Stephen's Day! ed

Sh@ney said...

Merry Christmas stud....Hope you have a fantastic holiday. And a safe and wonderful 2009! xoxo

Butch said...

Happy Holidays!

kev said...

Have a wonderful trip and a blessed New Year!!

Perplexio said...

Chicago weather has been rather snowy for awhile. It let up a bit last weekend only to start up again Monday night and then not letting up until midday Wednesday. I hope the inclement weather along your travel route did not cause too many delays.