Road Trip

It was for a sad occasion, but I was able to spend time with a close girlfriend this week during a road trip and overnight stay in Barry’s Bay. Sarah and I worked together for ten years and we had an amazing synergy at work. Opposites in many ways, our work styles complemented each other’s so that together we could accomplish just about anything…despite the fact that we just could not stop talking, ever. I really miss working with her.

So a road trip and sharing a hotel room meant that Sarah and I talked for about 15 hours straight with hardly a pause for a breath. We talked about everything, and I do mean everything, and it was wonderful.

Thank you Sarah for being such a caring and understanding friend. And don’t forget that what was said in Barry’s Bay STAYS in Barry’s Bay.


Related, the lease on our Mazda 5 is up and it’s going back to the dealer on Monday. It was nice to take it on one last road trip before having to give it back. It has been the perfect family car for us, but we need something that can tow a fishing boat as I told you about here. We haven’t decided what to replace this car with just yet, and so we will be booting around town in our trusted but rusted twelve-year-old Protege for a little while until we figure that out.

With being down to one car for now, thank goodness biking season has come to Ottawa so early this year. We got our bikes out today and Niamh and Beatrice have been biking most of the afternoon. I’m planning to ride mine to work tomorrow which will be my earliest start to biking commuting for me ever.

I hope you were able to take advantage of the sun and warmth on this gorgeous *winter* day too.

About Finola

I am an Ottawa area Mom, writer-want-to-be and coffee legend in the making.
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4 Responses to Road Trip

  1. Eileen says:

    The start of the bike season for you is the beginning of the worry season for me!

  2. Eileen says:

    Thank you, Finola. Of course you realise that I have to endure this every day until the end of October!

  3. My husband and I were just talking about the idea of becoming a one-car family once our older car dies off once and for all. Our town isn’t bike friendly at all, but we’re hoping to relocate to a town where much more is accessible via bike and foot! You’ll have to let us know how it goes with one car.

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