Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Turtle on the Move

After all the excitement, we decided to wait until this morning to leave, just because we were having all we could do to put one foot in front of the other without falling down. I did sleep in the Turtle last night, because my toothbrush was here. The alarm went off at 5 a.m., but I already had water heating for tea and coffee by then. Our ferry is scheduled to leave at 7:45, so we have plenty of time to get ready.

I still don't know where we're going. I mean, I know our destination, but I'm not so sure about our route. Vancouver today, then maybe Osoyoos, B.C. tomorrow, or farther inland. Then, at some point, we'll veer south and travel on the other side of the border.

In my haste to get going, I forgot all about posting my BetterU Tuesday results, though I did weigh in - I've lost another two pounds this week. I am not carrying my scale to Wyoming. Something tells me I'll have some regrouping to do when I get back. I'll be living on Weight Watchers dinners, salads, and low-fat subs while we're on the road, but the Wyoming portion of the trip promises to be a little off-programme. There's that birthday cake I'll be baking in a few days. Then there's the fact that my sister is a very, very good cook.

Just for John Hayes (and for me, as a kind of exorcism that I can tell you already is not working) I am going to embed a little video. I have been hearing this song for weeks now, on the CBC. I hunted for it on YouTube, but I was only able to dig up two performances. On the first one, the song doesn't start until two and a half minutes into the clip, so I didn't want to use that. On this clip, the song starts right away, but the sound is awful and the cameraman can't sit still - but that's my point. This song is irresistible. I was hoping that if I found it and posted it and listened to it a couple of times at my leisure, I could stop humming it. Nope. The words, if I remember correctly from the radio, go something like: "We should dance, we should dance. It would make us laugh - and live a little longer. We should dance, we should dance for an hour and a half - and feel a little stronger."



Now, having planted this earworm, I'll get busy and go on holiday. Hasta luego.

4 comments:

John Hayes said...

Well, I can see how that happened. Talk about a guitar army! If you need the earworm antidote, please check this out-- the first song is guaranteed to drive earworms out:

Audrey said...

Great song! Have a wonderful trip Sandra. I am most happy for you, and most envious at the same time. It sounds like such a nice journey. Travel safe. Hope that you are able to send updates periodically.

Sandra Leigh said...

Well, poot. I just tried to listen to your earworm cure, John, but I'm having to use my DIL's computer, as they don't have a wireless network - and I can't get enough volume to hear the song. As soon as I get to a place with wireless, I will check out the Redbone.

Hello, Audrey - I shall be updating just as often as I can. At the moment, I'm in a kitchen full of people - including tiny grandchildren - all working on dinner - and using a computer that seems to hate me. I think I'll wait until tomorrow night to get ambitious.

Reya Mellicker said...

Have a wonderful journey and yes by all means leave the scale at home!

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