I made it!
Greetings from Nova Scotia! I have finally arrived and I am doing well. I made it in to Nova Scotia at 3:20pm on Saturday, April 11. Do you know what time that is in Iowa? (HINT: Nova Scotia is two hours ahead of Iowa.) I was very happy that my luggage also arrived with me considering I had to make stops in both Chicago and Toronto.
I have met several new people on my trip. You can read all about them on our team's "Landing Page." Everyone is very nice and we have had a lot of fun so far. The researchers have a dog that will be out in the field with us. His name is Lycos and he is part Husky, part German Shepard. He makes me miss Chloe a lot! :) People in Canda speak both English and French and I have heard a lot of people speaking in French, which has been very different. You can also use American money here in Nova Scotia and they give you back change in Canadian money! I will bring some back to show you.
Tomorrow (Monday) we officially start our expedition and we are taking a two hour hike tomorrow afternoon on the coast of Nova Scotia. We are staying in a cottage in a place called Cherry Hill and we will be doing research in two different places, Cooks Lake and Kejimkujik (Kedgee ma coo jick) National Park. I'll teach you how to pronounce this word when I return. If you have a chance, try and find these places on a map. Hopefully I have some pictures to post after our hike tomorrow. I hope you all had a great Easter weekend and enjoy your Monday off. I am looking forward skyping with you this week, probably on Friday. I also can't wait to read some of your comments and questions that you post on my blog. Also, be thinking of questions for me to ask the researchers!