La Ronda

The second full day in Montréal: this began at the Six Flags franchise. I haven’t been on a rollercoaster in over 20 years. I had heard it doesn’t get better with age… My strategy was to go on the rides until some students saw me on one, then I could quit. (Mission accomplished after two: […]

Sweet Day in Montreal 

Arrived last night (on a school field trip) in Montreal for a few days of exploring and francophone communication.  Spent most of our time in the old city over the last 36 hours.  Notre Dame was great at night but better, inside today: Topped off today with a trip to an authentic sugar farm (making […]


Checked out and starting the journey back.  (Ian will drop the bottle of orange juice right after this picture. Is it in protest?) We’re leaving 28C to head back to -9C tonight. Not exactly something to look forward to.  (There was just a sprinkle of rain…maybe our timing is perfect?)

A player

Clearly we’re raising a kid who likes sports and games.  Our daily routine involves playing a game or two of fussball: I’m beginning to understand EXACTLY what’s involved in Gladwell’s 10,000 hours theory (from Outliers); I’ve put in the first 5 at the table tennis table.  Also, he discovered today that we could borrow a […]