Thursday, August 26, 2010


How I knew I was in a foreign country.

At dinner last evening I ordered a glass of Chardonnay.

Mr. C ordered a glass of Cabernet. That's "caber-NEY."

"Right sir. That's one glass of caber-NET."

"Well,' he commented to me when she scurried away to get the order, " I guess I've been corrected."

But when she returned with the glasses and he took a sip, indeed it was "caber-NET.'

Detroit to Montreal this morning, then a switch to Air Canada for a quick flight to Halifax. Two hundred foot visibility ceiling when we landed. Thrilling. Picked up the rental car and drove to Lunenburg, about 1 1/2 hours. Gorgeous drive through pine forests sprinkled with lakes. Mahone Bay is so picturesque you'd think you were on a movie set for "Brigadoon" or some such fantasy. Right now it's cool and overcast. Jon and Mr. C have gone over to the bay to inspect the boat for possible sail tomorrow, weather permitting. It will be good to get out and explore.

Now I am lying propped up in bed, contemplating a nap before dinner. Haddock is promised. Since leaving home yesterday at 5:00 AM I've had 3 cups of coffee, 2 cups of Bloody Mary mix, 2 tiny pkgs. of peanuts, 1 hard boiled egg, 2 crackers, a few mixed greens, about a 1/4 of an overcooked hamburger. But when we got here Patty had some delicious acorn squash and apple soup that hit the spot.

Eagerly await what tomorrow will bring.

1 comment:

mary ann said...

Wow, great trip and congrats on the one-bag packing. I pack too much also and end up with a sore back and irritable personality syndrome. Have a delightful time, looking forward to your posts!