Friday, February 27, 2009
My trip to Vancouver..
My job site offered a trip to Vancouver for a conference on Young female offenders... all staff that wanted to attend submitted their names and one was selected from that. I was the lucky one...only one problem...I hated to fly and that is all the way across Canada for me! It was an opportunity that does not happen often for front line staff...so bite the bullet and off I went!
Great start to my trip...flight was delayed by almost 2 hours due to a snow storm...yikes...missed connecting flight by 10 minutes in Toronto and had to wait for 4 hours! Flights were good though...I was surprised at how relaxed I was.
When I got to Vancouver it was dark and after midnight so did not get to see much. Although I had a gorgeous room...with a view of the mountains and the harbour.
First day of conference was so interesting...so good to hear what other areas are doing with their females and as the numbers are so much greater they had a lot of ideas and experience to share with us.
That evening I headed out to do a bit of exploring...so beautiful and no SNOW!!!! Wow..loved that. I found some interesting shops and did a bit of shopping as well.
Second day of conference ...great speakers ... really enjoyed it. Again I headed out to do some more sightseeing and shopping. I was not brave enough to head out too far but it was nice. Loved the city but was ready to come home on Thursday...
Well, my experience with flying was not bad but man I could not believe that every flight that I was to get on was delayed...my supervisor who was with me said I had a black cloud over me..she had never experienced this in her life...lol..guess she will not travel with me again.
It was a great trip and a beautiful experience but am happy to be home...Next time Hubby is coming with me and we are going to have a vacation..now that I know that flying is not such a big deal.
Above are some pictures from my room that was on the 17th floor.