|Walking around the airport in Montreal as we wait for our flight. We got there by train from Kingston.|
I took a bazillion photos but I need time to organize them, so today I’m going to explain why we booked this trip and only share some ho-hum images taken on our departure date. I promise there’ll be lovely glimpses of Cuba in future posts.
|So many flights that day; some of them in exotic and exciting places.|
When my 50th birthday was approaching, the most amazing man in the world asked me if I wanted a party or if I wanted to go on a trip somewhere. Asked me, the introvert, to choose between a party or vacation.
|Is that our plane out there? Let's go see...|
Our original plan was to tour our country's east coast in August, which we discovered is quite pricey. And with everything that’s going on this year, it’s just not financially possible. So we settled on a tropical getaway. (Sorry Ron, Jim and Sophie! I won't get to meet you this summer, after all. *sniff*)
|Yessiree, that's our ride to Cuba.|
Initially we chose Curacao; one of the Caribbean’s best kept secrets. We got so close to booking it but when we found out that the travel restrictions for Americans to Cuba – the home away from home for Canadians - are going to be lifted, we switched gears.
|Bye bye grey day!|
|No matter how old I get, I'll always be fascinated by our ability to fly.|
This was my second visit to Cuba (I was there in 1991), but the first for my husband. And on my previous trip, I hadn’t visited Havana, the country’s capital, and this was a major incentive. Because you must – MUST - visit Havana.
|Nothing to do but take photos of clouds.|
|I wish I could reach out and touch the clouds.|
So that’s the story. In upcoming posts I’ll share images of the area and write a little about it.
|After a long day of traveling, we are heading to our hotel room.|
And I am telling all friends south of the border to visit this country if you can when travel restrictions are lifted. It is beautiful and unique. And for fellow Canadians who haven’t gone yet, GO. Go right now while it's still our exclusive playground. Before it becomes too crowded. And too expensive.
Have a lovely Tuesday, everyone.