Happy New Year’s Day From Tbilisi, Georgia!

Yup, I’m starting 2019 in this little country that sits on the continental border of Europe and Asia and is surrounded by Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and the Black Sea! After Michael and I’s Mediterranean cruise, I had three days to blog about our adventures and be blog up-to-date ready for my solo trip here during…

2018 International Week at ASD – Parade of Flags

This is an amazing week at work!!!  Faculty, staff and students bring almost 90 countries and cultures of the world to ASD! The Parade of Flags is a highlight!!!  The feeling in the air is electric as so many people from so many countries are gathered together to celebrate community!! This is the only time…

Timmins, Canada – Bouncin’ in the Bearskin!

On the start of our journey to British Columbia, Michael and I flew from Timmins to Sudbury, Sudbury to Toronto.  From Timmons to Sudbury, we flew with Bearskin Airlines!  I kept calling them Bearclaw! The boarding passes are written in English, French and Cree. In the airport restaurant I bought a butter tart!  This one…

Ontario, Canada – Mostly Mileage!

In four days, Michael and I drove a total of 2,598 kilometers throughout Ontario. Now, here is something new to me…… There are many 18-wheelers on the Ontario highways.  These drivers are on a schedule.  No time to stop and pee…..so they pee in bottles and throw the bottles out the window.  These bottles are…

Kapuskasing, Ontario – Keeping Kool in the Kap!

Michael and I returned to Kapuskasing for one more evening with his brother Joel and sister-in-law Dana, but Dana was visiting with her mom and brother in Calgary, Alberta. We enjoyed an evening that started with playing snooker! I had a craving for butter tarts, so I decided to bike into town!  Michael joined me…

Final Thoughts – Essex, Ontario

During our last days in Essex visiting my husband’s father Ron, and brother Joel who was down from Kapuskasing to visit us and his dad, the boys worked together to lay a new gravel driveway for their father.  Ron’s health is not the best at this time, but that didn’t stop him from pitching in…

Back In Canada. Bring The Bacon!

My husband and I are back in Canada for two weeks. In the province of Ontario.  Essex, Ontario.  The reason why we’re here is to be with family. Our journey here was, as usual, a long one.  Yet, with the number of times I’ve flown from the continent of Asia to the continent of North…

Sea Kayaking Around Lawlor Island, Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia

Strolling along Fisherman’s Cove one evening, just a five minute walk from where we are staying in Eastern Passage, we spotted a kayaking tour business!  Upon entering we discovered that the owner is a friend, Fred Stillman! Fred owns Kattuk Expeditions with  Sea Kayaking McNab’s Island at Fisherman’s Cove!  Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!  If you are visiting Fisherman’s Cove we…

I Miss the Weather in Nova Scotia!

Living in the Middle East means living in an arid climate with virtually no rain or clouds or any sign of precipitation, including hot winds of the Arabian desert that blow scorching across your skin like a hairdryer on high and a constant sun that blazes down on you with oppressive heat.   Don’t forget…