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Apr '10

Dinner Al Mio.

It being Monday that means a few more hours of work getting ready for the weekly marketing meeting tomorrow. Hard to believe that I’m approaching the two year mark on a 3-month contract. Let’s hope it lasts.

Getting closer to figuring out how to ride in what the Senior Colonel calls “The Gooney Bird”… the DC-3 run by Buffalo Airways out of Hay River, Northwest Territories. Having abandoned my original plan (because it was close to a grand), I had an epiphany. The answer:

  • Frequent flier miles to Edmonton ($45 in fees)
  • Enterprise rent-a-car, weekend rate ($65, plus gas)
  • Drive 12.5 hour north to Hay River
  • Grab the Saturday morning flight ($242 round-trip rather than $327 weekday)
  • Stay in Yellowknife Saturday night ($80-$150 a night)
  • Fly back to Hay River Sunday afternoon
  • Drive back to Edmonton, maybe a motel half way down ($ ?)
  • Fly out of Edmonton on Monday evening.

That brings it to about $500 which is doable. No frequent flier miles unless I stay in the Coast Tower Yellowknife. Oh, and maybe some for the car as well.

Just a tough Filet Mignon, salad, leftover wine and bread for dinner.


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