Day 1 - 13 hours of travel! Check!!!

Trip Start Dec 22, 2009
Trip End Jan 18, 2010

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Tina's Mom's & Doug's House

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

So we'll keep this first one short!  Yesterday (22nd) we left the great good city of Yellowknife to venture down "south" to Saskatoon, SK.  Our plans were quite simple: fly to Calgary to eat some supper, grab our car rental and suit the little ladies up and drive the 7 hour trek across the two provinces.  First glitch!  Air Canada "lost" BOTH our car seats.  By lost I'm sure they mean they simply didn't put them on the plane which is becoming a claim to shame for them I think!  In any case, after waiting about 40 minutes for our last two pieces of luggage to appear miraculously, we went to the customer service area and they were quite good to be honest.  They hooked us up with brand spanky new car seats that we get to keep (insurance purposes or something), and, they're gonna give us ours back too when it's "found".  Off Tina went to figure these things out and get the rental straightened away.  Side note: flight from YK to Calgary went GREAT. 

TL, Mia and Kaylie hung out in this kid playing area for about 40 minutes where far too many strangers and other kids congregated as well for her liking.  3 pieces of luggage to watch, 2 strollers, and two 19 month old energy ball twins who thinks it's good fun to shirt themselves and pull down their pants to "poop" randomly was a hand full.  Fun times though, and many laughs. 

Tina does her super-woman stuff and we're in the car by 8 PM and trying our best to get out of Calgary before this "weather watch" hits.  Our first hour required some careful driving, but we made some good time in between.  Just when we started to see the light at the end of the tunnel (that being a sign that told us Saskatoon was 115 KMS away), the world basically turned white.  So, that 115 KMS went purrrr-ity slow!  We made it safe-n-sound in the great warm house by 4 AM Saskatoon time (3 "our" time).  We're here!  Phase 1 complete.  We'll be smooth sailing here until the 30th when we trek BACK to Calgary via rental car and spend the night there before we jet off to Miami!!!  Yipppppppeeee!!! 
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Jan & Sherry on

Well girls...honestly you have the worst luck when it comes to traveling and airlines!!! Thank gawd you've got it all sorted out and they gave you new seats!! What a bonus. Glad you're safe n sound. Enjoy your travels.

Honestly TL, you should be professional blogger. They are fun to write aren't they. I loved those moments while traveling throughout SE Asia. Keep up the great work and enjoy your holidays TL, Tina, Mia and Kaylie!!!!! Love us...

tll-tina on

Thanks Jan-o! As for the professional blogger; I'll keep it in mind. I'm am going through an early mid-life crisis, so a career switch maybe in the future! HA! Have a great holiday with your fam. :)

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