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yvr to yyz


well folks, the time has come to confirm my highly rumored and fervently anticipated return to the second-largest area and most populous province in canada. i’ll be arriving at yyz on september 30th and returning to yvr on october 16th… 15 whole days!! this should give me nearly enough time to visit with everyone who misses me dearly… i kinda wish i was leaving tomorrow, since i am well in need and overdue for some holidays… but oh well, before i know it, i’ll away from work… sitting in my old bedroom with my dial-up internet, and old cd collection; driving my audi 100 around on the open road; chillin’ with all my pals, catching up on the last year, sharing some drinks and laughs; enjoying thanksgiving with my family, eating some turkey, and dealing with ‘the usual’; and well, overall, having a great two weeks back home.



kat

Why do Canadians have thanksgiving? – I thought it was an American thing?

2005.09.08 18:49

we here in Canada like holidays… but for sure.. it is a way bigger deal in the US… anyways… here’s a quote from wikipedia that sort of explains it:

The holiday rose to much greater prominence with the arrival of the United Empire Loyalists fleeing the American Revolution. The holiday became entrenched in English Canadian society.

2005.09.08 20:12

kat

while u r at it, what does “yyz” & “yvr” stand for?

2005.09.09 00:22

YVR = vancouver airport (code)
YYZ = ?

joe, I’m so westcoastist. ;) assistance please.

and finally, you’re LEAVING! HURRAY! i mean, boo. ;)

2005.09.09 01:38

umm… YVR and YYZ are the International Air Transport Association(IATA) airport codes which are used largely in commercial air travel to identify airports. In addition to those codes there are also the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) codes which are more used for umm… air-traffic control and international flight planning… ryan correct me if i am wrong here…

to sum up..
YVR = CYVR = Vancouver International Airport
YYZ = CYYZ = Toronto Pearson International Airport
CBR = YSCB = Canberra International Airport (Australia)

hope that helps kat.. and mitch, being leftcoast is no excuse :P

2005.09.09 08:31

Wing Dreamer

I am absolutely thrilled that you will be stopping in at your old homestead. Ever tried coconut rum?

2005.09.09 20:33

yeah, i am pretty excited about coming home too, and of course i have tried coconut rum, duh!

2005.09.10 13:25

Sandie

oh good, now you can help me move!!!

2005.09.11 20:32

sure! as long as we get it done within your alloted time :)

2005.09.11 20:34

kat

but howcome u guys use airport codes?? why dont u just say i am flying over to vancouver aiport or toronto airport or wherever?
and to come to visit me, u wouldnt go to canberra.

2005.09.12 01:08

well, most people would say they are flying to toronto or vancouver or whatever… and not refer to their codes in normal conversation. however, confusion can arise when there are more than one airport in a city, which many do. [ie… Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW), Dallas Love Field (DAL), etc.]

so using the codes, help ensure both parties are talking about the same airport – assuming both parties know what the codes are :P

2005.09.12 08:05

kat

ok i know now (we only have one international airport in NSW, i.e. Sydney so perhaps thats why my ignorance), ;P back at u

2005.09.12 21:27


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