20 Jan

So I survived the drive from Ottawa with all the inauguration traffic and the many kilometres (and miles) that can be found between the capitals. And I have to say, it was touch and go there for a while. Things started off real good and then I hit a bunch of snags.

The Good

1. I saved $20 by building my own vent clip phone holder (to display my maps). I’m quite pleased with how it turned out.

The Bad

1. Before I left I built a bunch of sandwiches for the trip. I bought the meat from deli counter and it’s been like 15 years since I’ve done that. So When I got to Sarah’s I checked the receipt (there were other groceries on there too) and I discovered I paid $21 for eight slices of roast beef… FML

2. I added an extra day to my car rental and that added $82 on to the bill (originally it was $97)… FML

3. I left the rental car in the garage at Sarah’s for about 15 minutes while I went upstairs to collect my gear and I got a $42 parking ticket… FML

4. I bought a roaming SIM card to give me Internet for my maps for the drive down but I set the activation for 9:30 PM instead of 9:30 AM so I spent almost 40 minutes trying to get the damn thing to work before I gave up on it. This totally delayed my arrival. Bah!



3 Responses to “Traffic”

  1. Sandy January 20, 2017 at 09:55 #

    details are a bummer, eh? read the signs, cost per 100gms,, permit parking only, time should be in 24 hr scale .. however you’re there, safe and slightly poorer, enjoy the event it’s historical.

    • Die Hard Three January 20, 2017 at 19:46 #

      I should have checked the price of the roast beef….

  2. jsn72 January 20, 2017 at 12:48 #

    I like what Sandy said. Ditto.

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