My Eastern Ontario sojourns consist of the obligatory Grade 8 semi educational trips to Ottawa, a week in Kingston at the Grand with “Bush Ladies” (a show about some early women settlers living in the wild, with a very unfortunate title), and some time jumping off bridges and the like in the beautiful Garden of Arden. As well, I think there was a brief stop on a tour or two. I’ve also ventured slightly into Quebec, on the (somewhat obligatory) ski trips to Quebec City where the drinking age was enjoyably 18 (we were those teenagers on the big tour bus, the one that you feel your head constrict into a tiny little ball when you see it pull up to YOUR hotel), the family ski trips, as well as a few group and one solo visit to Quebec City, which is one of my favourite places in the world.
I really enjoy this part of the world. Being on or anywhere near water is not something I’m used to, and I truly enjoy the wonder of it. I’ve spent plenty a summer 20 minutes away from one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world, but to walk outside in the morning and dip your toes in the river, and to watch a sun sink into a lake from your living room window is an entirely different experience. I love the idea of shoving a canoe in there and going for a little afternoon paddle. This part of the world with its thousand or so islands, and it’s lands of lakes is something I could really get used to.
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I have some incredibly beautiful pictures that Steve's friend Eric took to show you all, and an 8 month letter on the way, I just need more than 15 minutes at the computer to upload them all, which is tough when Steve also needs the computer at work! The hardships I must endure....