Because he just pulled off another big surprise. On us!
In February, I had come across a steal of a deal on a trip from Ottawa to to the tiny island of Bermuda. I sent a note to our son, and he booked it. He was to leave June 11th for a one week stay.
But while it would be cheap to get to Bermuda, it would not be cheap to stay there for a week. The very cheapest accommodation is around $100 a night. Plus food and traveling around meant that it was going to be a fairly expensive week away. Last month, I was even helping him try to find couchsurfers and shared accommodation.
What he didn't tell us was that he had already paid the $75 fee to Westjet and cancelled his ticket...instead, buying a return ticket to Regina, Saskatchewan!
I had even mentioned just the other day that he was off to Bermuda. I went so far as to send him a facebook message yesterday asking how his flight was and expecting a photo of him on a beautiful beach.
Yesterday evening around 9:00pm, Ruth and I were just relaxing in the house when there was a knock at the back door. We looked at each other with a "what's that all about" look on our faces because nobody ever uses the back door here. Strange.
I get to the door, where there's a small window and I peak out the window.
And I'm looking at our son Alex's face!
I was in shock for 10 minutes, just shaking my head at this. Too funny! He pulled off a good one! He even had told me the original flight details because he knows that I might track the 8:00am flight to Bermuda online. Meanwhile, his flight to Regina didn't leave until 2:30pm. He arrived in Regina, rented a car, and did the two hour drive to Cabri Regional Park.
I'm still smiling about it. We had no idea! What a great surprise.
Kevin and Alex last night.
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