travelling jac

… and then what happened?

O HAI. Yes, I disappeared. Sorry about that. Well, not really, because I was on holiday. Yay! Holiday! We went to the USA and Canada. Have I mentioned this trip? I can’t even remember. Anyway, Mr. T had a conference in Dallas and so we used his free flight as an excuse to poke around in the northern hemisphere. As such, I flew into Seattle as his conference finished and he flew up and met me there. Then we went all round Washington and Oregon states, then up to Canada: Vancouver, Whistler, Banff and Jasper. It was great. Well, of course it was; it was a holiday. I have only one camera downloaded so far, which is the Good Camera, so it has all the scenic shots, like so:

I know. I would like to be back there right now. Maligne Lake in Canada. Sigh. Usually it’s bluer and, you know, waterier; but I am from New Zealand and beautiful lakes are everywhere. Beautiful FROZEN lakes, however, are a total novelty to me and I LOVED them.

Anyway, I’m back, the house is a bombsite, the cats are back from the cattery and they are freaked THE HELL out. Also they smell like bleach. That’s a good thing, I’m thinking, as the place is clearly scrubbed to within an inch of its life; however I hope they weren’t actually bleaching the cats. I mean, the ginger one could do with a bit more blonde, but that’s a bit extreme.

More updates to follow, once I get my A into G and shake this jetlag. How have you been, internet?

Their shoes were clean and neat–

Reading:
Guidebooks and the TomTom screen. Turn left. LEFT!

Listening:
Mr. T’s endless CD of mp3′s in the rental car. Yes, there is such a thing as too much Guns N Roses.

Watching:
Elk! Snow! Deer! Chipmunks! Mountains!

Eating:
Twinkies! (Note to self: Still don’t like Twinkies. Stop eating them.)

Liking:
Cheesecake pancakes counts as birthday cake, right? That’s TWO types of cake, practically.

Pondering:
Ah, holidays. If work didn’t pay me, I’d never go. Which is sort of the point, I guess.