Aug 21 – Friday spells vacation.
Theoretically I am now off until Labour Day and September. I say theoretically since right or wrong, I always try to stay somewhat connected even while on vacation as I find it easier, more “settling” to stay on top of a couple of key projects and what’s going on at a high level than walking back into a hurricane pile-up on return. In my business, you almost have to do that since there is literally no telling what could go sideways without a moment’s notice.
If we end up doing the Western coast of Newfoundland route, that may be somewhat problematic as Rogers cell coverage is somewhat sketchy there and not sure where we will have decent wireless access. Guess we will find out.
Busy Week – after a “normal” day Monday, I was up at 5 to catch an early flight to Quebec City, spent the day there and grabbed a flight to Montreal. Did the hotel pop in snooze – check out and spent the day in Montreal before grabbing a flight home.
While the PQ time was a blur, I did find the time Tuesday night to sneak down to Gibby’s for a steak. One of my favourite Old Montreal restaurants and as usual I was not disappointed.
Cloudburst – Then Thursday, it was up before the crack of dawn to get off to King’s Riding Golf Club up in King City. Beautiful course but we unfortunately only completed 9 holes before the skies opened and tried to drown us. Umbrellas, carts, trees, ponchos – nothing was enough to offer protection from the monsoon and I was soaked head to toe. The good news was in anticipation of this possibility I had a change of clothes stashed back in the clubhouse and that definitely came in handy.
While the suggestion after the major deluge was that we could head back out if we wanted to , the consensus decision for most foursomes was to call it a day and have a wee nip before lunch. Essentially, the greens would have been almost unplayable, the fairways a bog, the traps undr water and carts on the paths only. Not the best setup for other than the hardiest die-hard.
This was our annual fund raiser for our Jumpastart charity and I must compliment all of our vendor partners who came out in support us so well. While it was disappointing to not get the full round in, everyone was very accommodating and it was a good day.
My first swing of the day was an outstanding drive right down the centre. Unfortunately, my game was downhill from there. I do believe I captured the most vicious attack drive award as I launched a bullet drive down and off of the left side of the 7th fairway and nailed a tree truck dead centre with a crack that was likely audible around the course. We did not even slow for a glance to see where that ricochet went as it was definitely not a member’s bounce. At last count I think it took out a family of squirrels and three woodpeckers.
The Trip – looms. The plan is for four of us to climb into a Ford F-150 and with a departure date of this Sunday drive and camp our way to Newfoundland and back with a stop to touch base with an old High School friend in PEI.
Nothing is planned, nothing is booked and that approach could lead to some very interesting times. Like the ferry crossing that everyone says you should book – but we haven’t? Who knows?
What this means is that between now and September 8th or later, I have no clue when or how often “content” will appear. There likely will be limited “blog” postings simply due to time and accessibility. Any that are posted will be posted only via WordPress and via that avenue into Facebook. There is little to no chance I will be posting to my main web site as that is still maintained with FrontPage which makes travel updates extremely problematic.
I will likely do a number of status / picture updates directly on Facebook and I also have twitter and Instagram options available.
So – we’ll see!
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