Wednesday, January 2, 2013

16 Hours

What the drive from Ontario to Nova Scotia looks like in the summer:



What the drive from Ontario to Nova Scotia looks like in the winter:



Happy New Year, interwebs!

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  1. I always wondered what Canada looks like. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Oh, there are lots of pretty parts, too. Just not on the drive that we did.

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  2. No snow in my section of the globe--don't know if that's a brag or a whine.
    Although it is pretty when you don't have to go anywhere. :) Happy new year!

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    1. Brag. Definitely a brag. Jerk. (I actually love snow so long as I don't have to be in a car.)

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  3. If I ever get to make that drive, I'll do it in the summer!

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  4. Do people really drive from Ontario to NS?? Had my fill of snow this last week in Ohio. Beautiful vacation though! Happy New Year

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    1. People really do, especially if they want to save money and bring a 120-pound dog with them.

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  5. Happy New Year! (What? You didn't make the snowflakes out of clay???)

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    1. No. I made them out of MS paint. Using a picture that I drew over a year ago. Soooooooo laaaaaaaazy...

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  6. Except for the red color on the trucks ours are orange, I think we drive the same route just a few states and country away. happy New Year lady!!! ~Janice~

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    1. Ha! Did you see me? I was the person fast asleep in the passenger seat of a Toyota. Probably drooling.

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  7. I know how that goes, although I am much further south than you! Happy New Year!

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    1. Lots of snow in your part of the world? Nova Scotia wasn't too bad last year. We have more snow this year, so far.

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  8. Ha, nice. Sounds a lot like Northern Michigan (where we live). I like how your "roadkill" is a moose!

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    1. We really did see a dead moose on the side of the road when we were driving up one summer! We've also seen live moose. Luckily, we haven't seen any up close as they crash into our windshield. Hope to keep it that way!

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  9. I find it rather reassuring and uplifting that in that part of the world people in the construction industry wear wizards hats and that truck drivers smile.

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    1. This comment made me laugh out loud.

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  10. You are just TOO MUCH!!! Happy New Year, Sweetie!!

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  11. 16 HOURS? That doesn't sound fun, especially in the snow.

    Happy new year!

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    1. Nope. Not much fun. We stopped halfway though, instead of pushing through all the way in one day the way we usually do.

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  12. Yet another reason it is good that I live in Alberta - when we go visit my husband's parents in Cape Breton, it is by plane. Although that can also bring a whole different set of issues.

    Happy New Year !

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    1. If we didn't have a 120-pound dog with us, we would have flown. But the best, most human way to travel? Train. By far. I would happily travel only by train for the rest of my life if I could make it work.

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  13. Wow! I can't imagine driving all that way in the snow. Horrors! Down here in the South, we don't even leave our yards for days if it snows 3 inches. ; ) And we buy bread and milk, just in case.

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    1. Wind is even worse than snow, because it blows all the white stuff around! When I lived out West in Victoria, the whole city shut down any time it snowed more than a few inches. They just weren't equipped to deal with it. I have to admit that I felt both amused and slightly superior.

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  14. Hahah no fun! Happy new year!

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  15. Happy New Year to you too Stephanie! Hope to see more clay in 2013 :)

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    1. You will! You will! I'm making a Clay Baboons New Year's resolution to post at least 6 times per month.

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  16. Wow! I always imagined the ride would look more clay-like. The snow certainly adds some pizazz to things! Happy New Year!

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    1. Nope, everything I saw out the window was definitely more MS Paint-like than clay-like.

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  17. Ha! Here I am, late to the party again. You are so funny. I keep waiting for it to snow here, and there is snow surrounding us in the mountains, but so far, we just get rain. Happy New year, and watch out for the roadkillz in that snow!

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    1. Fashionably late, my friend. Honestly, I prefer snow over rain when it's cold. I actually quite like snow...it's just driving in it that's awful!

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  18. Yikes!
    I'm currently in transit to NY, which I realize is mild compared to where you are, but I'm heading to 2 ft of snow and gale force winds...plus super cold out and no sunshine... well, I'm just glad I have my little guy to hug and distract me from it all (although, he'll probably want to play outside all weekend...).
    In other words, I totally sympathize with your journey!

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    1. Oh dear. All I can suggest is hot chocolate. Lots and lots of hot chocolate. And after you'd invented a delicious healthy hot chocolate recipe, send it to me. ;)

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  19. I like how you made sure your deciduous tree lost its leaves. Very artistically accurate! Stay safe on those roads.

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    1. My illustrations really are sophisticated. Almost like a photograph. You stay safe too!

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  20. I had a road trip too! From Phoenix to San Diego. Which is pretty. And... desserty. And... there are windmills. And sand dunes.

    And it snowed.

    For real.

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    1. I'm pretty sure that's a sign of the apocalypse, or something. When the tumbleweeds are covered in snow, I start to get concerned.

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  21. hahaha I hate driving in the snow. thanks for lightening the mood about it!

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    1. Well, I wasn't driving. I was sleeping in the passenger side. I assure you, if I were the driver, it would have been hard for me to find it amusing. Ha!

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  22. Haha. Happy New Year! Glad you made it home safe!

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    1. Thanks! :) The ride wasn't actually that harrowing for me. It was mostly sleeping. Ha!

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  23. As a San Diego native, I love snow -- from a distance.

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    1. I love it too. But only when I don't have to actually GO anywhere.

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  24. I guess the same could be said for our drive from San Diego to the mountains (where we have to go to actually witness snow) Only I don't think our roadkill consists of Big Antlered Moose.
    Raccoons, skunks, possum......No Moose!

    Happy New Year Stephanie!

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    1. And I'm honestly not even sure what a possum looks like!

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  25. That's the best looking road-kill I've ever seen - I MUST make the winter drive from Ontario to New Brunswick! (hee hee)

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    1. Um. Yeah. The joke's on me. *sheepish grin* I got the dang province wrong... :)

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