So I’m in Halifax.
Like, right now.
I’ve been trying to find the time to visit my friend Siobhan in Halifax for a while now, and now there’s reading week!
And them I’m visiting my friends in Ottawa!
So much travelling!
And it didn’t start out well…
Yesterday (16th) I had everything packed (except my camera charger, dammit!), and was out of the door at 4:30 to get to the airport for my 6pm flight.
Then there was a blizzard.
So we lost some time.
THEN I hear that my flight is boarding about the time that I’m heading off to go to the closest Timmy’s to get some food to bring on the flight, since I hadn’t had time to eat much earlier.
So I’m hungry, and warm, and in the plane, and decide “why not a nap?”
An hour later I wake up, and we’re on the ground, and I think “Oh, that’s weird they didn’t wake me up for takeoff…. wait…” I check my watch. It’s 7.
Plane leaves at 6… 2ish hour long flight… wait…
“Have we taken off?”
(The guy sitting next to me wasn’t much of a talker…)
Three hours later, talk of bits and pieces of the plane having broken (WHAT???), refueling AGAIN (WHYYY????), and a de-icing that make me think of a car-wash without the multi-coloured soap trails (strangely mesmerizing… like whoa), and we were off.
By this time I was starving.
Off the plane and after the long walk to the baggage claim, and I was just waiting for the luggage to start rolling by when I hear:
“Sorry, are you Darcy?”
This is startling when the person saying this os someone you
a) don’t know
b) is saying it when you’ve just gotten to an area you’ve NEVER been before
c) are unprepared for.
Apparently Siobhan (her tumblr link above) had asked a friend to meet me, since she was meeting another friend who also happened to be on the same plane, and we shared cab fare, so that was convenient 🙂
I got to Siobhan’s at about 12:40 Toronto Time (1:40am Halifax), and met a couple of her friends, and generally lots of fun stuff happening, so I’m enjoying seeing her and hanging out!
This was mostly an update of what’s happening, and I may have a couple of more posts to put up to talk about my time here, but for now I’m still tired, full of chicken (Huzzah for already-cooked whole chickens at the Superstore!), and having fun 🙂
Anything else to add?
Well, it’s wet!