Saturday, September 29, 2012

Strapped in and ready to go

In August, Debbie went to visit her family in Ottawa while I stayed home. I had been on my own for a few days once before while she was away, but this was a full week that I'd have to look after myself. Shortly after she got back, it was my turn to visit my family in Dorchester (near London, Ontario). This was my first time away on my own, but my brother Peter has his house all set up for me with ramps everywhere and all the equipment I need inside. Everything went well as far as the flights and traveling went, and it was a big accomplishment for me to take a trip like that on my own.

I was in Dorchester for 10 days, and had a great time visiting with everyone and catching up. One of the (many) highlights was going for a sail on my brother Stephen's boat, along with some of my friends that I hadn't seen in a while. I think I'm chuckling in the picture because Stephen had just tethered me to the boat with a strap - just in case. I didn't realize it at the time, but I ended up steering the boat most of the afternoon, so it was a good thing he did fasten me in.

Overall it was a great trip and it was nice to see everyone again. I'm definitely looking forward to going again next year!

1 comment:

  1. Not as much as we are looking forward to it!