Our daughter Lindsey, and grandkids Cameron and Sadie out for a walk at Baxter Conservation Area south of Ottawa, Ontario. Photo taken by Ruth October 26 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Osgoode, Ontario, Canada. Just south of Ottawa.

And where are they going next? We leave November 1st for a six week trip to Romania and Moldova.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

School is Over

Yesterday was a long day for me.  I was going to Plattsburgh, NY to pick up our son, Alex for the very last time.  After 5 years of college and university in the States he is finished for good.  He has graduated with honours with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Math.  Way to go Alex, we are so proud of you.

Anyways, I was up at 6am and out the door about 7am.  I was using my Dad's new truck.  Well, new to him and I hadn't driven it before other than a quick drive the day before to get the feel of it.  I can't remember the last time I drove a pick up truck.  I am sure it has been years.  It is about a 4 hour drive and everything went well.  I had to wait for about 10 minutes at the border crossing because of traffic which isn't bad considering that it is a long weekend in Canada.

I agreed to meet Alex at the fieldhouse parking area as I thought there would be lots of traffic around the residence with everyone leaving this weekend and I didn't know exactly where his dorm was.  As it happens, the graduation ceremonies were going on (Alex decided he didn't want to go to the ceremonies) so residence was quiet and the parking lot was packed at the fieldhouse.  Oh well, we found each other with no problems.  Headed to Walmart to pick up a few things and to eat at Subway, then over to his residence and got his stuff all packed up in the truck.  Luckily it turned out to be a nice day so we didn't need to put the tarp over top of everything.

Another 4 hour drive back to my Dad's, again uneventful.  It was nice to drive with the windows down and my arm got a nice tan.  My only issue with the drive is that I had to do the whole drive without cruise control, man did my leg hurt. I think that cruise control should be in a basic package when buying a car.

We were home by 6pm and then unpacked the back of the truck into my Dad's workshop where it will sit until June 1st when I will take Alex down to Ottawa to his new home for the summer, a shared apartment.

After that I made us a couple of omeletes and Alex made us a salad and then we sat down, relaxed and watched the Red Sox/Cubs game (Alex is a big Red Sox fan!). Unfortunately the Red Sox lost.

This our second post of the day, so to see Kevin's earlier post just click on the previous post.


  1. congrats to Alex... well done!

  2. I second that. Congrats to Alex. That is a really great achievement. Isn't it amazing how we get so used to certain things - like cruise - that we forget when we didn't have it. Hope your leg is better tomorrow.

  3. Great job Alex, the next hurdle is finding a job. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

  4. How nice you'll have some time to spend with Alex before he moves to his summer location! Congratulations to him.

  5. Congratulations Alex ,now for the next chapter of your life, enjoy the journey.

  6. Alex wants to say thank you very much for the congratulations that were sent his way. He is looking forward to this new chapter in his life.

    Jim and Sandie...My leg is much better thanks. It just got very cramped trying to keep a steady speed during the drive.

    Sam and Donna...He has a job over the summer but will be looking for a permanent work after that.

    Kevin and Evelyn...Yes it is nice to spend some time with him before heading back to Nova Scotia.

    Kevin, Ruth and Whiskey


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