Monthly Archives: July 2016

Getting back to the Cabin

I drove down from Montreal today. Although I left late, around eleven-thirty, and was off my path almost immediately, once I was on the freeway I was bumping along on the rough tarmac and peering through the windshield wipers at … Continue reading

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Montreal and Shades of Winnipeg

Travel has changed since I drove across the country so frequently many years ago. I used to email in advance, and then just show up. Or, at the most, I would call from the highway to guarantee occupancy, and then … Continue reading

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Back to Ottawa

Ottawa is merely a four or five hour drive from Mississauga, and in my case that was lengthy enough. When I arrived, however, and found the kids had been asking after me, it was worth it. We had an evening … Continue reading

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Winnipeg to Toronto

I was on the road by ten in the morning, which was a bit late, and by afternoon I was passing Kenora and Dryden. As the kilometres slowly ticked by I began to doubt my original enthusiasm about getting to … Continue reading

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Go Pokémon Go

The Pokemon Go craze is relatively recent in Canada. In fact, the game is not really available in the country and those who are stumbling around on the city streets chasing ephemeral characters from a game have fudged their country … Continue reading

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Back in Winnipeg—Again

I was hoping to attend a few meetings this summer but they are scheduled strangely. The May meeting was midmonth, the June one on the 20th, and the July one on the 27th. Instead I used the time in Winnipeg … Continue reading

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In Saskatoon

My adventures in Saskatoon first meant leaving the city, for when the oldest son came home and found me online applying for jobs from the back porch and wired into the outside extension cord, he told me his parents were … Continue reading

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Driving to Alberta

I took my leave of my nephew as he went to work. I organized some stuff in my car and when I turned to wave he was already gone to work. We’d said our goodbyes already. I wound the car … Continue reading

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Back in Kelowna

Soon we were on the highway and a number of hours later in Kelowna where I stayed one night with her. I came down from my shower to find the house full and we all hung out until they decided … Continue reading

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