Monday, November 2, 2009

Oh, Canada...

So I just got back from a weekend in Canada...and boy are my arms tired...as well as the rest of my body my brain, my darling husband, my wonderful sister and my beautiful daughter.

I didn't post at all in Canada because, well, I had to turn my iphone off. Yous see I got a text from the nice folks at AT&T while we were waiting at the border for them Canadians to check us out and wave us through. They told me that they'd be charging me $15.38 for every MB (megabite, right?) that I used in Canada. Now I truly have no idea what that means...I mean, how much is a mega bite? An email? A Text? 2 emails and a text? A Voice message, 3 texts and half an email?

Whatever it was, it seemed like using any kind of internets or networks could become a really pricey situation. So Dave and I opted out of it all. Voice service? bye bye! Text messaging? See ya! Internet? Check ya later!

And you know what? It was kind of awesome. The simple act of putting and keeping our iphones on airplane mode transported us back to the early 90's, where when you left your house you were effectively off the information grid. We just couldn't be reached man.

It was kind of cool.

I'll admit, we did have a computer with us. And yes, I could have tapped into the matrix if I'd wanted to. But I never use a computer on the road anymore and I wasn't about to start to start just because we were in the wilds of Canada.

Besides, I kind of loved being incommunicado.

Now I'm home and back in the mix. Over the next couple of days I'll update you on our Canadian adventures! Until then, check out these darling family portraits taken on the 50 passenger prop plane we took out of Regina (sounds like...).











3 comments:

pwea said...

the shows rocked at both Moose Jaw and Regina . Thanks for comming up here , dispite the odd glitch with the canadian customs....

Karin said...

Hey Elizabeth,

If you're interested next time...

You can add Canadian voice and data for about $30/month (pro-rated for the time you're there) – then zero out your Usage in Settings and just monitor your megs. We did the second level ($50/month) in Greece and that EASILY got us through 2 weeks of checking email a few times a day.

karin.

EMQ said...

Thanks Karin. I'm totally at a loss when it comes to international iphone anything. I was wondering how you monitor you megs...