On Saturday Sept 22, we plan to load what we need and just the two of us will head out on our long awaited adventure to where, we are not sure. We plan to go where the mood takes us and have restful relaxing time knowing our home and family are being well cared for.

Reader’s digest version

Liz and I took off in our new truck on Sept 22 and headed east hoping to reach Nova Scotia but we only made it to Ontario. We took the US route thru Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota (saw Mt Rushmore), Illinois and Michigan crossing back into Canada at Sarnia. We stopped in Stratford, On hoping to see Cynthia Dale starring in 42nd Street but unfortunately that was not scheduled when we were there.
I did visit a long lost aunt (my mother’s youngest sister of 5) in Stratford, she was a delight at 90 years and so grateful for our visit. I had not seen nor talked to her in over 60 years. After we left my aunt, we headed east towards Hamilton and since we were hungry we stopped in a little town called Shakespeare for a late dinner. Our server recommended a B&B nearby and did we luck out! We stayed at an absolutely fabulous farm house called Glenalby for the evening just minutes from Shakespeare. (photos) The owners were just a delightful couple who had been running this B&B for over 40 years – just magnificent. The next morning, after taking lots of photos of this farm, we headed over to Hamilton to visit with my old business partner who I have not seen since I left Ontario in 1981. Don and his lovely wife Joan met us at a restaurant on Hamilton Mountain and we had a wonderful catchup.  Later that day we left Hamilton and  visited my daughter and grandchildren in Niagara Falls and drove west and stayed a night with my brother in Fort Erie. Then we headed north to Muskoka and Haliburton cottage country for a few days to enjoy the fall leaves. and visit the Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre. Then weary of driving and not wanting to do more, we headed back to BC via Trans Canada thru North Bay and did the high road back thru northern Ontario ( had our first taste of snow), stopped in Winnipeg and toured the mint and then stopped in Regina then took Hwy 3 from Lethbridge back to BC. We spend our 21st night on the road at Ainsworth Hot Springs and really enjoyed that.

No more long trips via road, we fly next time – i’m getting a bit old for that and the US north central states were boring us out of our minds. Next year we may fly to Nova Scotia .. ( Liz has family there).