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  1. New York: Day 8 - Back home

    Sunday, August 28, 2011

    Greetings from Hurricane-free Camrose! We are back at home, weary and recovering from our trip.
    We headed to the airport at 4 a.m. to catch our 8 a.m. flight, and it was a good thing we did. The baggage check line for Air Canada snaked around the corner, almost to other airline check-in spots, causing some confusion for travellers on other airlines.

    We got through everything with an hour to spare at the gate, so we grabbed some coffee and relaxed. When we boarded it was foggy and a little rainy, but no hurricane weather yet. I think we were probably one of the last flights out before they shut the airport down. Because of the rebooking, G and I were seperated. I spent the flight watching Bringing Up Baby (1938) and trying not to laugh out loud, in case I frightened the woman seated next to me who was scared of flying (poor thing!).

    Cary Grant - hubba hubba

    I really enjoyed the film - it sounded famillar to me and I instantly recognized the story line as soon as the opening credits rolled, even though I had never seen it - except I fell asleep at 18 minutes to the end when they were all in jail (which is a key scene apparently and I missed it. Movie fail) and when I woke up, Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant were just proclaiming their love in the Natural History Museum, so I may have to go back and revisit that progression. :)
    Sidenote: Cary Grant is so so so sexy in this film. Watch it for that if nothing else.

    After the flight we landed in Calgary, where we had to go through customs, grab our bags, go through security and board within 30 minutes. PANIC. I had assumed that we would go through customs in Newark, not Calgary and so I was a little stressed out for that time. Also, Calgary airport (like the city) is sprawled out and huge, and the customs is so far away from the connections. Luckily we made it just as the line as going through for our boarding. Phew!

    Then, we were one our plane (a Air Canada Jazz Dash 8, which is one of my favourite planes because it was teeny-tiny and has propellers) for the incredibly short 38 minute flight to Edmonton (beats a three-hour drive!). What was not on that itty-bitty-plane were our bags. Because of weight restrictions on such a tiny aircraft, our bags were left in Calgary but were later flown to Edmonton and dropped off at our place in Camrose last night around 9pm. That was totally fine with me - one less thing to haul around!

    We spent the rest of yesterday and most of today relaxing and just lazing about.


    One exciting that I found when I got home was my birthday present from G sitting on the kitchen table.

    It's Vintage Hairstyling by Lauren Rennells! Lots of other vintage bloggers have bought and reviewed the book, so it was on my birthday wishlist (yes, I made him a birthday wishlist) and I was so happy to have received it. I'm a complete hairstyling noob so I'm looking forward to the tips and inspiration. I also happened to find Motions Foaming Wrap Lotion in the grocery store today. Ashley from Lisa Freemont Street recently did a review on it (I have yet to watch the video portion, actually) so I'm excited to have found it.

    I am currently using another product by Aveda, but I didn't want to pass up this stuff as it is so hard to find stuff in Camrose. The 100 ml bottle of Aveda Be Curly - Style Prep cost me $26 at the salon and is still quite full since I bought it in June, but I'll be trying Motions tonight to see what it's like!

    Well, that's all for our New York vacation. Even thought it was cut short by a day we had a blast and I hope you enjoyed following along. If not, well this blog will return to its regular programming.


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