Monday, July 14, 2008

Unexpected savings and expenses

The NS trip started with a bit of a hiccup. I missed my flight. I had totally misread the date and discovered it about 6 hours too late. I was freaking out thinking I’d have to book another flight. However, I called Westjet and they put me down as a late show. I was able to get on a standby flight for about $47 and get there in the morning instead of the night before. It was a totally avoidable expense but the damage could be worse.

One of my friends had family in Nova Scotia. They actually offered their cottage for us to stay in. Then we were also invited for dinners, and her mum even packed us a lunch for when we went whale watching. She was so sweet. We also saved us a lot of money.

The trip was awesome. It was such a difference from living in the city. The cottage was right next to the water. We swam every morning. We drove around the south shore and sat on the beaches. We also went whale watching. We first saw three whales, another two together, and another three whales together. In the evenings we played crochet and had BBQ. It was a lovely vacation. I forgot my camera so I don’t have any photos, although, I find it more relaxing not having a camera to take photos.


Dolly Iris said...

Wow, that sounds like a nice trip. Your friends family is very generous!

A cottage on the water? I could go for that right now... sigh