Friday, April 20, 2007

Canada!

Well, all in all, it was an uneventful flight which brought us to Canada last Wednesday night. The only hitch we had was at Narita when the airline wouldn't issue a boarding pass to Yoshiko because she didn't have a return ticket... but that was quickly sorted out and we were on our way after saying tear-filled goodbyes at the airport.

The flight to Atlanta, while long, was relatively comfortable since the seat next to us was vacated by the passenger shortly before takeoff. He made his way to another aisle seat leaving us with a little extra room to spread out. Once the video system was up and running, I managed to run off "Blood Diamonds", "Deja Vue" and "Napoleon Dynamite" as well as a few TV shows. Great way to pass the time. Once we finally made it to Ottawa nearly 27 hours after our departure, we found the customs and immigration procedures to be fairly straightforward and the officers were very helpful and friendly, which was an added bonus. So Yoshiko is now legally in Canada, though we are still waiting on her status from Immigration.

We were quite pleasantly surprised with the setup my family put together for us over here, we will be VERY comfortable! Within 12 hours of landing, we were out in the stores and quickly snapped up a really nice mattress set. Our first evening in Canada was spent watching the Ottawa Senators drive the last nail in the coffin of the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 3-0 shutout. They now await their next opponents.

Today, we did a little more shopping, I picked up a wireless router to get our laptops all hooked into the high speed Internet here and hence this first blog post. Tomorrow we should be able to get most of the rest of the apartment finished up and get to relax a bit...

So far, it's been really great being back, and the weather has been really amazing. Considering that snow was falling last Monday, we are quite lucky to be blessed with 20+ degree weather and gorgeous sunshine. NICE!

Anywho, I am pooped, still getting over the whole jet lag thing... pics to come!

3 Comments:

Blogger Anskov said...

Glad to hear you guys made it back safe and sound. I'm at Narita and they just took my Gaijin card away from me so I am now offically a tourist rather than a foreign worker. Can't wait to see pics.

11:18 PM  
Blogger BubblyBunny said...

I stumbled upon your website while researching on the new all-you-can-eat sushi restaurants in town. I just wanted to say I love all your pictures and I got a good chuckle out of the dog and his umbrella. :) Thanks for sharing!

Bunny

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WELL WELL WELL look what i stumbled upon in the internet bathroom wall. Just kidding mitch! so glad to have you back and welcome yoshiko! can't wait to see you and it only took me 3 years to figure out this blog thingy! ehh no one said i was internet savey unless your talking about the tiffany and co site anywho take care and we will talk to you soon. Your godchildrens hot mom. HEHEHE

1:52 PM  

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