Sunday September 7, St. Paul, MN
(NOTE: Some of you may have seen this post already. It was inadvertently sent out late last week and I removed it from the web site unitl now (Sunday night) but those with email notification may have seen it.Sorry for the confusion.) ED
2014 Trip Six begins tomorrow, Monday September 8th. In some ways it is the reversal of a trip Chris and I took together 42 years ago. On September 9, 1972 we were married in Southington CT and spent our six day honeymoon driving home to Minnesota via Canada. We stopped in Montreal and drove through towns like Sudbury, Huntsville, North Bay, Wawa and Thunder Bay before coming home along the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. The North Shore is home to numerous waterfalls and we stopped at most of them. Chris asked how I would remember which picture related to which waterfall and I blithely answered, “Oh, they are obvious.” But once the pictures came back from being developed, there were quite a few I could not identify. Just the first of many times I have had to admit the error of my ways in 42 years of marriage. Oh, well, good for the soul.
Actually the primary purpose of this trip will tie in to a wedding as daughter Deborah and her partner Rebecca will be married in October, also in Connecticut. Our drive to the wedding will include overnight stops in Thunder Bay, Wawa, North Bay and Montreal. This time though, we will spend five nights in Montreal plus six nights in Quebec, three nights in Ottawa, and nine nights in the Adirondacks. We have not been to the Adirondacks previously as a couple. Chris’ parents honeymooned at Lake George in the Adirondacks and took Chris and Kathy (Pre-Lucien) there on one vacation. We will have to see if Santaland has changed since Chris was there decades ago. All in all, 2014 Trip Six is scheduled to be 47 days. It will be a great combination of renewing old memories and discovering new ones.
Ed and Chris Sunday September 7 8:45 pm