Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: May 2009
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Writer Researching: And Planning THE Trip!
Thanks to medical mix-ups, it's taken a bit, but I've finally gotten my June labs for the cancer back. NEGATIVE. So, I've hit the five year mark on the cancer and am now considered cancer-free.
This means I can start planning the trip I promised myself five years ago, promised myself that when I beat the Big C, I would return to the Canadian Rockies and celebrate!
I haven't figured out what we want to do or where we want to go. I do know that my husband, the train buff, would like to ride the Rocky Mountaineer through the Spiral Tunnels. Being a tunnel fan, I'm not averse to that!
I have a bunch of physical limitations so I won't be able to do what I'd like to do, and that's take about two months and disappear into the back country, emerging only to re-supply!
Much depends on the Hounds. Mr. Shadow Longhair Dachshund is now 15.5 years old and doing quite well, but if he's still with us next summer, we'll have to postpone things. He wouldn't handle being boarded and I wouldn't enjoy the trip as much worrying about him. Young Master Harper (no relation to a Certain Politician -- this Longhaired Dachshund is named for Anne McCaffrey's Pern series) may still be showing -- I really shouldn't let someone talk me into taking on a show dog! And Babette the Foundling Beagle may be working on Obedience or Rally. (I wasn't planning on a Beagle either, but what do you do when a seven month old pup turns up on your doorstep on a cold November night, abandoned and hungry?)
In any case, I can now decide which of my books on the Rockies I want to re-read, what new material I may want to get, and what to do when I actually get there again!
I am SO looking forward to this!