Saturday, May 30, 2009


Well I have my randoms all set for the trip to Ontario trust it to all come together at the last minute! I have realised I have to much stuff and since I probably wont need most of it in Ontario I am going to leave it with Sandra's boyfriend in Sparwood. I'll pick it up when I come back east. So there are two guys coming with me one is an Australian all the way from Sunny brisbane. Only 18 and just out of highschool. I actually met him last night super sweet guy but very shy!!

I took him out to town and he passed the Theresa & Taki interview! yay. The other guy I haven't met but seems really nice as well. They are both super tall over 6ft and I only have one 3-4 man tent. I guess unfortunately we will have to cuddle up. Shhh don't tell Brendan LOL.

In other news I went along to be a cheerleader for some guy at a rugby game today, super nice and cute guy. He promised me I would get to see guys take their shirts off and he delivered. Something about shirtless sweaty guys just gets me excited. I think this being away from Brendan is doing bad things to me. Gee I miss him a lot its really hard to be away from the man you love and keep seeing all these sexy guys everywhere, and now im going to be traveling with another couple of young guys! My boyfriend is super lucky im so trustworthy :) Maybe if I write enough about men he will come back to Canada!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


So I have less then a week left to find my perfect traveling partner. I don't think its going to happen. Ive had three people contact me. I'm starting to think no one reads my signs. The first wanted to leave end of June. No can do.. I start my new job in Ontario on the 14th. The second person is a hippy who wants to go see his grandson in Manitoba so its only about a days drive and im not sure I even want to head that way anymore. However he seems cool and said he would make me sausage rolls!!! I was debating to go through Montana and then South Dakota before back up to Minnesota & Illinois. The third guy would be perfect but he doesn't have a US visa and wants to go through Canada. I'm not sure if I even want to go that way it really doesn't seem that exciting to me..

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Night crawlers

I had my work going away party last night. It was pretty cool lots of free booze and an awesome BBQ. I'm really going to miss a lot of people I work with! I don't think I'll miss the work though reservations is not for me. I got pretty hammered and ended up walking home about 4am. I was wearing shorts which was pretty silly since it was probably about -5 at the time.

Anyway the streets were dead quiet and I was out of it when I pass this empty lot full of trees and plants and I start hearing this rustling sound. Then I hear what sort of sounds like a growl. Wow did I freak out I ended up crossing in to the middle of the road. Who knows what it could of been .. a bear, a coyote, a cougar!

Oh my...

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Keeping Busy

I'm really going to miss Mt Rundle..

My workmates have been telling me I'm not allowed to sit at home and dwell because Brendan's leaving. I will just become a hermit and depressed. But I have been keeping myself busy because the hardest part of seperation is going home and seeing that big empty bed.

So I went to my first garage sales of the season and scored a few goodies. Not that I need more stuff.. but then who doesnt. I volunteered for the childrens festival and helped thousands of little brats build alien trees.

Tuesday & Wednesday are full of getting the car and my teeth ready for the big journey. Still on the hunt for some people to come with me. I hope I dont end up driving through the US by myself! I also have a work party to say goodbye. I'm going to miss a lot of people! Then next weekend is my last weekend of work!

Friday, May 15, 2009

bye bye Baby

Brendan is gone. In fact he should be pretty much in Australia by now. I drove him to the airport even though I was falling asleep. I said goodbye to him and forgot to say I love you. Oops..pretty hopeless I mean we have only been pretty much inseperable from 3.5 years! This will be a true test of our relationship staying power.. and my awesome independance. Will I cope with driving from one side of North America to the other...ON MY OWN!!!

Well little Tom-Tom my ever awesome GPS will be by my side. And maybe that random hippy I pick up with his finger stuck out and the 10 inch blade in his back pocket..

Driving home was a bitch, I really hate driving on the right hand side of the road, I really hate driving in big cities AND what the fuck is up with the goddamn blizzard! 0 visability im crawling along the yellow middle line at 10k/h thinking if there was someone on the road I wouldnt see them (or it?) Doesn't Banff know its actually Spring right now!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I got my contract for the Ontario job in the mail today. One of the rules

if you are down on the dock for the afternoon during your time off, please be advised that washing your hair, shaving etc in the lake is strictly forbidden

Does that mean I can wash my hair in the lake in the morning?

What I find hilarious is that enough people have done this to warrant it getting special attention and added to the rules list. Is there no running water in the staff accommodation?

Friday, May 8, 2009

New Computer!

I bought a new laptop, well I bought three new laptops. One for my sister, One for Taki and one for me! I bought them from and saved about $150 from each computer (inc 3 years extended warranty) Well bestbuy are pretty useless. Their service is horrible the guy who helped us didnt really have a clue. And then when we got home we discovered that we were missing a power cord from one of the computers. I kept trying to call the shop to get my shit organised but they didnt answer so I ended up ringing head office and finally got through to the store. turns out it was my fault for not checking the box!

fuck bestbuy I'm never buying off them again.... Although their prices are really good :(

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I'm not sure what I am anymore...

Gosh this travelling is putting my goals and dreams in perspective. Back home in Australia I had a passion for computers and I knew I wanted to work with them. Then I dropped a good career and packed up everything to work as a reservations agent in Banff. I am not a reservations agent. I dont like doing the same thing over and over again. I get annoyed when I have to answer the phone. Even though I was working there for 11 months I knew that I was leaving at some point and it made everything ok. Now that I'm leavng and heading 3000km away to Ontario to be a bartender. I have no fucking idea how to bartend and no idea if I will like it. I dont think its my career choice wouldnt I have picked it before?

I dont think I want to go home...if I go home it means I have to settle down to real life and plan for a future. I'm enjoying this care free existance. I love being a backpacker.

WHo needs real life ...

Monday, May 4, 2009

Bye bye Banff, Hello Muskoka!

So now everything is official. I have given notice at work, told my flatmate.

I am moving to Muskoka, Ontario for a summer job in Clevelands House Resort . I applied for the job on a whim about a month ago when I was fretting about what to do with myself when Brendan left. I applied for a front desk position. I was told there were no vacancies and thought no more of it.

suddenly a month later in my email was a job offer as a bartender! I rang HR and informed them I had no bar experiance but they said no problems they prefer it and want to train me how they want me to be. So my wage is a piddly $9.50 an hour. Pretty low compared to Australian wages but Canada is a tip run country which should bring my wage up quite considerably. It is also a high-end resort so I'll be expecting the rich & famous to be tipping me in $50 notes. (one can dream right)

I leave Banff on June 1st and will be driving across the US of A. Taking in the sights and sounds for two weeks of adventure!

It all came out of the blue and I'm totally excited for what the future will bring me. Gosh it was a hard secret to keep :D

Sunday, May 3, 2009

My Big News

not yet. Ill let you know in 24 hours

Saturday, May 2, 2009


Some big things are coming up, some change. Life as you know it will cease to exist!