Although I had planned on visiting my mom in Thunder Bay this summer, my plans didn't come to fruition until I learned that Auntie Taimi Discala - who regularly comments on this blog - was coming over from France. I hadn't seen her in a dozen years or more and this time she was bringing my cousin, Edward, whom I've never met as he was born in England.
I hoped to see my Dad this trip, but with all that driving and my arthritis acting up, the Sault Ste. Marie area seemed a long way to go - another 8-10 hrs drive east of Thunder Bay along Lake Superior's North Shore.
My schedule fell into place when my sister, Bonnie, became available having taken time off work and could accompany me. Together, we traveled from Saskatchewan, through Manitoba, and into Ontario. We stopped in Thunder Bay awhile to see our mom, then continued east to WaWa to have lunch with our dad and his wife, Judy. It was the best solution to the distance with each of us traveling halfway. We sat with them for 3-4 hrs talking of our families and looking at photos. Judy had made a collage with info on the Muir side of the family and it was the first time I'd seen pics of Dad's sisters. That was a treasure, as was this photo...
And here's the photo I took last week using the delayed timer function on my camera which was mounted on my tripod. Yes, that meant once I pushed the button, I had 10 seconds to scurry around the tripod and get in my place before the camera clicked. :)
And speaking of Ethel, it's time I got back to this week's letter.