Thursday, May 19, 2016

On the Highway

May 18, 2016. Busy day today. Started with a presentation to the Canada School of Public Service Moodle Connect conference, in Gatineau. It's also my mother's 80th birthday so Andrea and I bought her a nice bouquet of flowers and drove up the road to Embrun to surprise her. Well of course they weren't home - I hope they get back in time to find the flowers before they wilt (at the very least she gets a card and a nice vase out of it). Note that I don't celebrate birthdays at all, so this is something special. Then it was on to the highway back to Montreal to catch a flight back to Moncton (*so* much nicer being able to just zip to Montreal for a flight - Casselman was a well-chosen new home). This is the view across the highway from Herb's Travel Plaza on Tannery Road, at the Vankleek Hill exit. Accomplishments: - presentaation slides created and audio recording made - gift for my mother From Flickr


May 17, 2016. Back in Casselman for a brief visit, including an appointment at the dentist for a cleaning. I thought it was an appointment for a crown. Nope, that's next week. Accomplishments: - teeth cleaned From Flickr

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Boul des Anciens-Combattants

May 16, 2016. Another day of painting (only half done a room so no 'accomplishment') and then a flight to Montreal to return home to Casselman, just temporarily. This is the Boulevard des Anciens-Combattants on the far west side of Montreal Island, linking Highway 20 (which goes to Toronto) and Highway 40 (which goes to Ottawa). Part of the route from the airport. From Flickr

Back Yard

May 15, 2016. Painting day today. This is the back yard of the Moncton house. Accomplishments: - painted kitchen and downstairs bathroom From Flickr


May 14, 2016. Day of rest in Moncton. Went to see Captain America: Civil War. Meh. These are cattails from last year lining the highway outsie the movie theatre. Nice weather. Cold. From Flickr


May 13, 2016. Took a 45 km bike ride down the coast from Riviere du Lopu, though Notre-Dame-du-Portage and to Le Kamouraska. After the ride, drove to Moncton (seeing a moose and a lynx en route). From Flickr

Thursday, May 12, 2016


May 12, 2016. Back on the highway headed for Moncton to finish the last of the work on the house. I stopped for a bit at Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, about 100km downstream from Quebec City, to take this evening shot overlooking the Saint Lawrence River. Accomplishments: - mowed the lawn From Flickr