I love my family! Last night I drove from Santa Barbara to my Nana’s house near San Francisco to spend the night with her so she could take me to the airport the next morning, and although I’ll only be gone for 10 days, with their send off you would think I’d be leaving for 10 months! Which is why they’re so wonderful…they all know how much I’ve been looking forward to this trip (I bought my tickets to WorldCon almost a year and a half ago!), and so Nana made an amazing dinner, and my whole family drove over to join. So you can imagine after an exciting evening like that, knowing that I would have to be up and out of the house by 5:30am the next morning, and after doing last minute printing and talking to Matt for a while…why it was difficult for me to fall asleep.
Nonetheless, I managed to snag a nice 3 hour nap and arrived at the airport the suggested 2 hours ahead of time…only to be through securities and everything 15 minutes later…at least I’m not running to catch my plane! So I walked to my terminal and after snapping the above picture (I think that’s why the people at Air Canada gave me funny looks when they saw what time my flight was leaving, and the hour at which I’d arrived), decided to explore the international terminal, only to find that nothing will open for another hour or so!
So I took advantage of my early arrival and seated myself along the main thoroughfare, and have been happily writing and people watching since. I did check my email though, and have still not received a response from Neil Gaiman regarding my emailed offer to treat him to tea…but there’s still time before the convention starts this Thursday 😉
I will do my best to keep everyone up to date on my travels and adventures throughout Montreal and at WorldCon…heaven knows I’m bound to see all sorts of characters as this is the largest Science Fiction and Fantasy convention in the world!
Au revoir for now!