Two Weeks In (Life in Québec)

So I realize according to my blog, I’ve been stuck in Dallas for the last 2 weeks, but I’d like to invoke Jorn Barger’s “Inverse Law of Usenet Bandwidth;” that is “The more interesting your life becomes, the less you post… and vice versa,” and my life has been anything but boring.

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Day 13: Erie PA to Montreal QC

Friday, May 8, 2009

Today is the home stretch — the plan is to make it to Montreal and meet up with friends there tonight for dinner. I do wish I was another 2+ hours closer though…

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Day 12: Nashville TN to Erie PA

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Today is pretty unexciting as far as the plan goes — drive north and east, and put me within a short day’s drive of Montreal. I wonder if I can make Erie, which my GPS tells me is 10½ hours away…

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Day 11: Texarkana AK to Nashville TN

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I woke up this morning a little later than I would have liked, but sure it’s the byproduct of a late night. The only real downside of it all was I found out that breakfast was included in my hotel stay, but only till 9am! Oops, I guess I missed that one…

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Day 10: Dallas TX to Texarkana AR

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

So I woke up this morning in Dallas, Texas. On one hand, it’s rather weird to be here because up until a few days ago, this was a place I read about in books, not looked out the window to see. It was fun when I pulled in last night because they family I’m staying with here had a Western on the TV, and it looked just like west Texas that I had spent the morning driving across. From here, the trip is a lot more open. I have four days to get to Montreal, and just about any way I cut it, it will probably take most of that time to get there. I little bit of playing with Google Maps and I came up with this (potential) itinerary:

  • Day 1: St Louis MO — 1068km — 10h01
  • Day 2: Lansing MI — 801 km — 7h43
  • Day 3: Palmyra NY — 674 km — 6h53
  • Day 4: Montreal — 502km — 5h17

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Day 9: El Paso to Dallas TX

Monday, May 4, 2009

I got into El Paso ridiculously late last night, and then with the new time zone, it was almost 2:30 in the morning when I made it to bed. The late night means that it’s only now (at 11 o’clock the next morning) that I’m finishing breakfast. The task before me is a little daunting — I have 3,900 km between me and Montreal, and 5 days to cover it if I want to meet the kids flying in. The goal for today is Dallas area, where I have lined up to stay with the friend of a friend.

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Day 8: Mesa AZ to El Paso TX

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The plan was to do church in Mesa with the family I was staying with, and then drive to El Paso, about 6 hours down the road.

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Day 6: San Diego CA

Friday, May 1, 2009

Today was pretty quiet, as I just spent the day in San Diego. Most of the morning was spent in putting together stuff for my grad school application. In the afternoon, I got the chance to go to the San Diego Temple, and then to a movie (“X Men Origins: Wolverine”). Tomorrow the plan is to make it to Mesa, Arizona.

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