Sunday, April 12, 2009

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!


At April 13, 2009 at 6:41 AM , Blogger Kristy said...

Hope you had a great Easter! I had no idea you were on your trip already! Enjoy and take lots of pics.

At April 13, 2009 at 7:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you seen any animals in Nova Scotia?
Matthew Morris

At April 15, 2009 at 8:17 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:20 have a great trip see you in two weeks. gald you made it safely


At April 15, 2009 at 8:46 PM , Blogger Chapman said...

Hello Mrs.Quam
Have you seen any different types of animals in Nova Scotia?I hope you come back soon.What was your favorite animal you have seen in Nova Scotia?Do you eat any different foods there?How many people got to go on the trip? Sincerely Katherine Chapman

At April 15, 2009 at 10:07 PM , Blogger Mrs. Quam said...

Matthew-Check my blog out from today (April 15) and read about all of the animals that I saw today!

At April 16, 2009 at 6:00 AM , Blogger Mrs. Quam said...

Hi Katherine-

I have seen many types of animals in Nova Scotia but I hope to see more. See my blog post from April 15 that says what animals I have seen. I hope to see more today since we are supposed to go beaver watching. My favorite animal that I have seen is the bald eagle we saw yesterday on our hike. I have eaten some different foods here than I normally eat. For example, for potato chips, they have Roasted Chicken flavored chips (I didn't like those very much) and Ketchup flavored chips! I did like those actually. Finally, there are 11 teachers (including me) on our trip and 2 scientists. Thanks for asking questions! Keep them coming! I'm glad you are checking this at home! :)


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