>So I have been in my hometown of Fredericton, NB since Wednesday last week and tomorrow my trip out east will sadly be ending…sorta. I’m actually heading to Toronto to catch up with some friends over the next 5 days. And by hanging out with my friends I mean shamelessly self-promote myself while they are working, occasionally meeting with them for coffee and food.

My time back home has been surreal. The greatest thing about the whole trip is that I have been able to take a break from “life” and just enjoy being home. Which means I didn’t check Perez Hilton for 5 whole days, I don’t know who is left on Canadian Idol, I haven’t applied for a single reality show, nor have I spent hours on Facebook and most importantly, I have eaten a lot of food.

Since Calgary doesn’t have the basic nutrients that all maritimers grew up on, I have been eating as much of it as I can. Those items include:
BBQ Ruffles Chips
Ringolos
fresh PEI Mussels
McLobtsers
Greco Pizza
fresh Lobster (okay this one was bought out of the back of a truck on a camp ground, but still.)

The whole trip out east has been amazing, I’ve had beers with friends I haven’t seen since high school, watched the sunset with my mom, watched in awe of my nephew and niece turning into amazing people, won a scavenger hunt in metro Halifax, camped for two nights in sussex, watch Wall-E at an actual Drive-In, had a midnight battle of Guitar Hero with my sister, ate an Oktoberfest sausage at the Farmer’s market, ran into friends all over two provinces, lost $30 in a Casino and visited friend’s new homes. Needless to say this is the most exhausting vacation even known to me.

I know after I leave tomorrow, I am going to want to write and say so much to more to all the amazing people I have gotten to spend the last 7 days with. But for now, I think this sums it up nicely: Thank-you.

Now, what the hell happened to Chelsie Hightower? (actually maybe it was good that she got the boot!)


Mike Morrison