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…

Summer 2016 – Visiting Home – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

My husband Michael and I went home to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada for a few weeks to visit family and friends.  We stayed at a perfect Airbnb loft apartment in Eastern Passage that is everything I know to be and love of Nova Scotian living!! While visiting family and friends we drank locally brewed and famous for,…

What Does it Mean to Me to be Canadian?

I’ve blogged what it feels to be a part of the patriotic feel working at an American school.  Today, while soaking in a hot bubble bath (one of my favourite thinking places!!) I started thinking  American pride and patriotism that led me to think about what does it mean to me to be a Canadian?  I have…