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It is no secret that I love to travel, before I am even home from one vacation I am dreaming about the next. Planes, trains and automobiles – we have used them all to travel to some amazing places. Monkey and I recently spent the evening looking at pictures of past trips and talking about transportation. Everything from the gasoline and diesel fuel that makes cars and trains go, to the jet fuel required for planes to fly. I love how curious he is about visiting new and different places, just like his mama! It was so much fun taking a walk down our vacation memory lane looking at photos of traveling around Europe way back in 2003 visiting 7 countries over 3 weeks. It was amazing, and ever since then I have been creating an ever growing list of places I would like to go.
2007 was a great year for travel for us with a Trip to Mexico for our Honeymoon and 6 months later a trip to Alberta to take in the Badlands and the beautiful mountains of Banff.
Since having kids our trips have been a little closer to home – Monkey and I took a vacation to Halifax to visit family. The flight is a quick 1.5 hours as we were there before we knew it.
When I headed back to work after my first maternity leave I had an opportunity to go on a business trip that I could not turn down – a trip to Prague, Czech Republic. Although I was nervous about traveling alone and leaving Hubs and Monkey at home I knew this was a once in a lifetime chance to visit an amazing city and I got to fly first class!
Since we have expanded to a family of 4 we have focused more on road trips, hitting the highways and exploring destinations within a one day drive of our home including Ottawa, Ontario and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
None of these trips and the memories made on them would have been possible without the fuel to help get us there. Many people don’t realize that Canada is actually home to the third largest oil reserve in the world with 97% being found in the Oil Sands in Alberta and Saskatchewan. A precious resource not to be wasted, Canada has the potential to produce 168 billion barrels of oil over the next 100 years. Not only can the Oil Sands deposits found in The Athabasca, Peace Rive and Cold Lake areas provide us with a secure source of fuel, but the petroleum industry also creates tens of thousands of jobs for Canadians. For more information about the Oil Sands industry visit oilsandstoday.ca.
Of course looking at all of these vacation pictures had Monkey wondering when our next vacation was and where we were going to head to next. While we don’t have anything booked (yet!) I would like to try to get away for a little getaway with the family before baby #3 comes. Maybe a trip to Blue Mountain in Collingwood, or a weekend away in Montreal, or a quick getaway to Boston… Oh the possibilities are endless!!! The hardest part will be making a decision on where to go. Do you have any vacation plans this summer? How are you getting to your destination – driving, flying or taking the train?
Disclosure: This post was brought to you by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers via sheblogs. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of CAPP.