View from our 8th floor hotel room at Con Cuong, Vietnam.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Vinh, Vietnam.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Ninh Binh, Vietnam.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

More to look forward to!

I (Kevin) have a group of friends that I've known since I was 16 years old. The bunch of us worked at a summer camp together in 1978 and 1979. There's actually eight of us who keep in touch on a regular basis. And over the past 35 years or so we've been through girlfriends and marriages (some more than one!) and children and everything in between.

And of course some of us are spread across the country, and of course sometimes anywhere else in the world!

And so it's very rare that the group of us are all together at the same time. In fact, I can't remember the last time we were all together at the same time. We've managed 6 or 7 together several times, but there's always somebody who can't make it.

Back in January of 2004.

April 2011.

And June of 2012.

Last year, in late September, one of the group organized a guys weekend away in Lake Placid, New York. Unfortunately, we were house sitting at the time over in England and so I was the only one who couldn't make it. I'm still a bit sore over that, but it was the best time for everyone else. So this time I took it upon myself to organize the next guys weekend away!

So, October 4th and 5th we are all getting together at a private cottage rental about 45 minutes outside of Ottawa. "Cottage" is probably not an accurate description of this place. It has 8 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a 40 foot indoor swimming pool and 10 person sauna, a pool table, 4 big screen TV's, tennis court, basketball court...etc. You get the idea. It's a group get together paradise, rain or shine!


And the best part is...we are ALL confirmed to be there!

At $1,700 for the weekend it sounds pretty pricey. But divided by 8 guys it comes out not bad. Add in some food and probably (probably?) a few beers and you have the makings for a fantastic weekend!


  1. Woo Hoo! How lucky you are to be able to do this with old friends! Have a blast! Ruth can come and stay with us! Grace (in Tucson)

    1. I am sure that they will! Thanks for the invite Grace, I would love to come and I would if we were just a little bit closer. :)

  2. is it too late to be an old friend?

  3. You are going to have such a fun fun time.

  4. I would think that $1700 would just cover the beer tab for you guys... :cD

    1. I sure hope they don't spend that much on booze! :)

  5. And a good time will be had by all!!!


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