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... 18th of course! Why wouldn't we send his passport to Ottawa the week before we are to leave!!! Oh and in order to get the visa we had to book flights in and out of Thailand, not knowing if he would even be approved! Hmmmm that's not stressful!!! So it is February 23 and we are leaving on the 28 and his passport came home, with the visa in it!!!
So here is our trip! Tokyo for about 24 hours then to Sydney for 5 days with my wonderful fabulous friends "bob and not bob" ...
... companies our train must wait for others to pass. This seems to happen often. No wonder it is always late. We were 2 hours late leaving last night. When the train leaves Toronto it goes for a while and then it stops and reverses back and changes onto another line. We back-tracked for at least 5 minutes. This happens every trip. We have passed one train and I counted 149 carriages. It only had two engines.
We are sitting up in the dome car as our beds have to ...
... up on my blog etc before going to Osborne Village for dinner with a local guy, Perry. We ended up at this pretty cool healthy burger place. Osborne Village is pretty trendy - some good restaurants and bars. After that, we walked down to the exchange district where the Winnipeg Fringe Festival was on which is pretty popular there. We had a few beers in the beer garden and listened to the local band playing that weren't horrible. Perry was an awesome host - gave me the ...
... for breakfast a couple of times) was the architecture. Winnipeg has taken care to preserve its buildings, rather than tearing them down and replacing them. Except the city hall that is. In the 1960s, one of Winnipeg's mayors decided he really didn't care for the beautiful building that was the city hall, and arranged to have it torn down and replaced with a lump of concrete. It did make me nostalgic for my university days I must admit. Other than ...
... t-minus 13 day to MUDDER!
I am very happy with my trip so far, and proud of myself actually doing it....much more to come so stay tuned!
Best songs of the day:
Thunder Road, Bruce Springsteen
Closer to Fine, Indigo Girls
Maggie May, Rod Stewart
All of Me, John Legend
Roar, Katie Perry
Story of my Life, One Direction
Cups, Anna Kendrick
Bizarre Love Triangle, New Order