Well, Environment Canada says it's -47 with windchill right now and the next couple of days are not promising to get any balmier. So a plan has been hatched. We need to go some place warm. Next week would be ideal, but it's going to have to wait until Easter break. The thought of it will keep us warm until then.
We're meeting with a travel agent next week and will try to find somewhere to go and take advantage of the First Air/Canadian North "seat sale" to get to Ottawa. The seat sale, by the way, means it only costs about $1,250 per person return. And yes, we could just stay in Ottawa for the break. But really, Ottawa in April doesn't strike me as an appealing way to spend a week's vacation. Mireille will back me up on this.
Anyway, we're trying to figure out where to go. We have about a week, we want to go some place warm and with a beach. We don't want to go to Mexico because, you know, a few too many Canadians are dying there recently. Nor do we want to go to Cuba because we have a hunch that something bad is going to happen there and we really don't want to have to depend on the federal government to evacuate us just in case.
Yes, there is still the Dominican Republic, but we were there a couple of years ago and would like to go somewhere else. So if anyone out there has suggestions for countries or resorts, by all means let us know.