Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What about you?


Every week Suzanne, from Quietfire Design sends out a journal prompt. I try to participate, these are private journals. It occurred to me that my kids really know little about ME outside of what I do in relation to them and their upkeep, so I started to write a private journal and I love how Suzanne prompts me into thinking about things. So today I thought I'd bore you with some of my thoughts on this particular topic.

Today's Prompt.
Do you travel regularly?
Have you ever traveled for work?
What is your usual mode of transportation?
Is this mode your favorite way to travel?
If you travel for work, is it all work - or do you take time to "smell the roses" while you're away?


I seem to be traveling all the time. I travel by "Go" Bus. The "Go" system is a series of commuter trains/buses in the Greater Toronto Area, now reaching as far as Niagara Falls, Pickering Milton/George Town, Acton and beyond. I travel by this system to visit family and friends, to Dr. appointments, to painting group etc. Is this work? I wish I was getting paid mileage.

Then again I did travel for work a couple of times. I had opportunity to go to a training session or two in Ottawa. The unfortunate part of that was it was BRRRRRRRRRRRR cold. Not winter yet, but cold. Ottawa is quite a lovely city, the capital of Canada. We were in class most of the day so by the evening, the sidewalks were rolled up and not much sight seeing got done. I did however go to high tea. I arrived in Ottawa via the VIA Train, (Go borrows the tracks from Via). The country graciously booked me on 1st class, well I thought I could easily be transformed to the Orient Express, such service and all with a little french accent. Gaston brought out the wine the minute the little hand and big hand hit 12noon. I only had one glass, just in case the Prime Minister or the Queen was meeting me at the station.

But the ultimate travel for work I'd like to say I did was to tell you all I'd been to Japan, Ohara School of Ikebana. But alas no such luck,...

What about you?
Do you travel regularly?
Have you ever travelled for work?
What is your usual mode of transportation?
Is this mode your favourite way to travel?
If you travel for work, is it all work - or do you take time to "smell the roses" while you're away?

2 comments:

me again said...

Do you travel regularly?

Yes, I try to.

Have you ever travelled for work?

Yes, I used to.

What is your usual mode of transportation?

When travelling for work, it was by air. When travelling for pleasure, I prefer road trips...and all my recent travelling has been for pleasure. I like cruise ships too :-)

Is this mode your favourite way to travel?

I prefer the open road; I actually like to fly but it's never my first choice unless necessary.

If you travel for work, is it all work - or do you take time to "smell the roses" while you're away?

I ALWAYS took time for myself on business trips :-)

==lennie==

Karen said...

Do you travel regularly?

Do I need to answer this...!.

Have you ever travelled for work?

When do I not!

What is your usual mode of transportation?

Mostly planes....

Is this mode your favourite way to travel?

Yes, it is as it is fast! I do like the open road but hate spending a lot of time on the actual travel. I'd never be home!!

If you travel for work, is it all work - or do you take time to "smell the roses" while you're away?

The latter. What fun to at least see something of wherever it is you are going, if you have aq chance.

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