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A Grand Voyage

posted at 12:52 am
on Jul. 24, 2009

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Susie and I are off to see the wide wide world, in little pieces scattered across our calendar.

We start with a wedding, Steve and Nan’s, prefaced with a short kayaking excursion, all on the Sunshine Coast.

Then camping on the island (that means Vancouver Island, which means snow is unlikely, unlike trips with Martin 😊 for a few days.  Car camping. Susie’s using a dufflebag, but I just can’t not use a backpack.  I bought a new tent for the occasion.

Later, Susie’s heading to Portland for Sock Summit, and then another weekend perhaps to the Okanagan.

I’m going to Calgary from August 6 to 12, because a boy has to see his mom every now and then or he goes bad, not bad like apples but bad like George Thoroghgood.  I’m driving my sister’s car back to Calgary; she’s coming to Vancouver just before I head East.  It’s all quite complicated, and might involve a quick trip to Whistler, too.

We’re (the Hop Studios gang) also going to Gnomedex in Seattle towards the end of August. Meet us! Come with us!

So there you go.  Or rather, there I go.

I really should be packing.

Oh wait, one more thing.  This picture is a unique take on an afghan rug that I saw on the street the other day.



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