Ticket: check. Travel Insurance: check. Packed: …. yet to be determined.

July 19, 2011

Okay, so I know I’ve been writing about the most epic of roadtrips of my dreams from Squamish to Cali and back – but here’s the thing: I was totally terrified of realizing that dream.

I know, I know – it happens to the best of us. So exactly what happened? I have no doubt that all of my pent up, months’ long anxiety about the trip caused it to implode on itself.

I’m actually relieved that I will now be departing via plane (even though plane trips generally make me feel rather sick and ‘off’ for some time afterward) from Vancouver to Los Angeles tomorrow morning come 9am. I’ll be back on Canadian soil – or rather, airport flooring – as of 9pm next Monday evening. Hopefully I`ll be able to get some beach time in there, and actually see at least a few of the LA sights this time around (it`s still a sour spot for me that no one would get out of the car the first time I was in LA, other than to use the washroom at a Burger King before high tailing it back to the Disneyland bubble of Anaheim).

I even just secured care for my cat Ruby (talk about last minute…but that`s generally how I roll) while I`m away. Now I just have to pack. And clean my house so that I don`t think about it constantly while I`m gone. At least I really like to do dishes. My iPod is loading, and I`m just about outta here.

Now I`m going to have to not only admit to myself, but recognize my travel (and otherwise) capabilities from now on. Here`s hoping the results will manifest themselves in the form of my other epic roadtrip-of-my-dreams from here to Toronto and back for Canadian Music Week next year, and then if all goes well with that, down to San Francisco to the Power to the Peaceful festival next September, as I have to admit I was disappointed it was postponed this year.

Here`s to the next 6 days of learning about animal rights activism, networking, and soaking up some real summer sunshine (since it`s been severely absent here in Squamish and often Vancouver of late).

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One Response to “Ticket: check. Travel Insurance: check. Packed: …. yet to be determined.”


  1. Alright, it’s 5:27am, and here I go – headed to the airport in just a few minutes. Hopefully the handful of minutes’ sleep that I managed to get won’t hold me back.


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