Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Coast to Coast

Victoria has been in New Brunswick for several weeks, attending Mount Allison University.

Caitlin has just left Jasper on her way to her new position as an au pair in North Vancouver.  So tomorrow I will have children living on opposite coasts!

In the middle are us and Alec.  Alec will also be travelling tomorrow as he goes from Base Borden back to Kingston where he will start a course soon.  

Connor also does a lot of travelling ... on his bike.  And I am pleased to report he bought shin pads - no more owies.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Bike 2 - Boys 0

Connor this time.  No stitches but I wrapped it really well so it doesn't keep reopening since the worst one is close to his knee. 

Saturday, September 12, 2009

A special day

Today Kevin and I went out for my birthday lunch.

We left the house at 6:40. Yes - 6:40 a.m.

We drove for 2 hours and got on a small cruise boat in Parry Sound. I thought it was really interesting that the Chippewa spent the first 35 years of service as a "Maid of the Mist". She has been sailing Georgian Bay for the last 14 years.

We traversed the waterways of Georgian Bay for 2 more hours and arrived at Henry's Fish Restaurant about 11:00. It is world famous. People fly in and boat in to enjoy the fresh fish. I had the pan fried pickerel and Kevin had the deep fried pickerel. Both meals came with fries (or rice), coleslaw and baked beans. I had a super runny butter tart for dessert. The meals were good - not as good as I expected after all the hype - but all in all it was a great day. The weather was perfect. I wanted a memorable birthday and I got it.

There are lots of other day and dinner cruises offered on Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe so we are already thinking about our next trip.