Back in March when I booked us on an Aeroplan flight for the return leg of our complex Copenhagen — Dublin — Boston — Charlottetown trip, I didn’t give much thought to the inconvenient Halifax overnight imposed by Aeroplan’s anemic availability. Overnight in Halifax was just another delightful part of the journey.
From this end up the trip, however — so close to our own beds, yet so far — spending the night in Halifax seems like spending the night in jail.
So a quick rearrangement and we’re flying to Halifax and then renting a car for a drive over to the Island tonight. We’ll sleep in our own beds, avoid an early departure tomorrow morning, and it’s actually cheaper because the cost of a one-way rental to PEI ($143) is less than the cost of an airport hotel room ($163).
We’ll spend the day rambling around the scorching heat of Boston (temperature at 11:00 a.m. as I write: 30 degrees C), head to the airport around supper time, and be back on the Island by midnight if all goes according to plan.
Of course, Air Canada might interfere with this excellent plan. And we do have to get through customs with our 6 weeks of ephemera. With luck, we’ll see you at Timothy’s in the morning.