Day 27: Montreal to Portland, Maine (via Toronto)
22.09.2010 18 °C
Well today I had to leave Montreal and Canada behind as I was heading back to the States.
My trip started out fine, I had to fly from Montreal to Toronto and get a connecting flight to Portland, Maine. First leg was good, but Holy Moses, I nearly wet myself when I saw the plane we were taking to Maine. I'm not scared of flying, but this plane made me petrified. I have been on small planes before, but nothing like this!!! To put into perspective for you on how small this plane was, we only had 8 passengers and the maximum is only 18 passengers!! I could see the pilots and all the controls in the cockpit from my seat and if I leaned over (from my seat) I could touch the other window on the other side of the plane! I actually had to duck in the centre of the plane so I didn't hot my head on the roof. No hostess required (they wouldn't have fit anyway). The safety announcement was done by a taped recording, but you couldn't hear for the roar of the plane's engines. To make matters worse, I was sitting in the emergency exit row - just what I needed!! A did say a few Our Father's before we took off - it was the longest 2 hours of my life!! I just tried to sleep my way through the flight.
Now I have arrived in Portland it was time to pick up my car for the 3 day joyride down the coast to Boston. I thought this was going to be scary driving on the other side of the road not really knowing where I was going, but my fear came nowhere near what I feared while sitting on that plane. Once I finally found my car - a Dodge Nitro . It is a nice drive and pretty new with less than 10,000 km on the clock. Now I was on my way and thankfully my always be prepared gene kicked in and I had written instructions on where to go thanks to Google maps as I couldn't work out how to get my GPS to tell me the directions. I got slightly lost, but thankfully I was only one street away.
Tomorrow I head down to Portsmouth, New Hampshire - better get googling.
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