The movement of tide and wind is constantly at my back. I am moving with the desires of those I hold dear. From Halifax to Hawaii and then back again, and now from Halifax to Kitchener, Ontario. The city that we drove away from in June last year. The return has been unexpected but it feels good to be here. The sun outside is shining brightly and the temperature is on the rise. Its amazing what a difference a goodly amount of sunshine can do for the spirit.
The desicion to come here was a last minute choice, I had been thinking about it for almost a week, sitting on the fence, wanting to go, but also wanting to stay in the house in Dartmouth and enjoy some time to myself. Ultimately it was the idea of adventure that another flight would promise, the opportunity to spend time with my loved ones in another place far away from home. I am sitting here working away (of course it doesn't quite look like that), in a small coffee shop, fulfilling my responsibilities to the people I work with. Only three hours to go and then I can get out, get about and rediscover a little of Kitchener. Tomorrow the plan is to go for a long hike, take in some scenery and enjoy the freedom of being outside.
On Saturday we got up early, packed in a hurry and then caught the plane to Toronto, we have hired a car for the week as there will be quite a lot of driving and popping to and fro between cities. Saturday was an example of that. We drove from the airport to Guelph for lunch, then to Kitchener for supper, and then from Kitchener to Toronto to have a night out with a really good friend of mine who I've not seen since we left. The rum flowed smoothly, a hefty tasting session of some of the best rums in the world. From his house we ventured into Toronto, to a club where the drinks continued, the dancing began and smiles grew. I am not sure what time we returned to his house to crash on the floor, but I know that it was a good night, ended with a brief and clumsy jam session with me borrowing one of his guitars. I haven't played in a while, and it definitely showed.
Yesterday we were in Niagara, it was a fantastic day that started early with a drive from Toronto to Kitchener, and then from there to Guelph and from there to Niagara. We've been there a few times now, not just for the falls, but for Fallsview, the indoor water park. After only 30 minutes inside the colossal building, I felt like a teenager again, smiling from ear to ear after every tube, slide, and jaunt in the pools. Its a great place for a family and well worth dropping by. Water slides led their way to Tony Roma's for a seriously great meal.
I think that will be it for now. Its not easy to write at the moment and so I can't get into a nice flowing rhythm. I'm sure that there will be more later, when there is more time to sit and let the mind go.