Did you have a nice March Break?
I know not everyone gets time off at this time of year but some folks take a week of holidays in March to spend time with their kids who are out of school. It’s a great time to do something as a family.
Some people head to sunny climes at some island or Florida and some go to the mountains on a ski/snowboard vacation. Not everyone has the opportunity to take that kind of holiday but whatever you do, wherever you go, if you are with those you love, it’s all good.
We headed north on the Tuesday for a few days at River Drive Park. The sun was shining, it was a beautiful day. We stopped for breakfast on the way, which is always a perfect way to start a new adventure. The boys put on their headphones, put the seats back and peace reigned supreme, for a few hours at least. We were greeted with food, laughter and love.
After a full turkey supper the boys figured out how to get the VCR and Xbox to work so they were good for the night. We visited well into the night, catching up and solving all the world’s problems. We planned lots of interesting things to do the next day, with some surprises for the boys.
After a good night’s sleep I was shocked to wake up to a blizzard. After breakfast we decided to give it a try. The roads were horrendous, covered with five inches of slushy stuff. Once we got out on the highway the wind had picked up creating whiteouts. Being the driver for this excursion I decided the adventure wasn’t worth the risk, so we headed back.
Needless to say, the grown-ups continued on from the night before, eating, drinking, laughing and talking. The boys, on the other hand, were not so easily distracted. In reality they would have spent the day playing Xbox, watching movies or napping anyway but since they couldn’t do anything else they were a bit restless. They haven’t yet learned how to make the best of a situation that is beyond our control.
The weather reports said it would be sunny in the morning followed by more snow the day after so we thought we had better pack up in the morning. We had a nice breakfast, loaded up and headed home. The sun was shining, roads mostly cleared, the wind had died down, traffic was good, the boys put on headphones, put the seats back and peace reigned, again.
On Friday a couple friends and I had tickets for a performance at the beautiful LaSalette Historic Church. The Keltic Knights, a band out of St. Thomas, were absolutely delightful. They kibitzed with each other, told stories and jokes and kept us all fully entertained with spunky Irish and East Coast music. I think only one has any Irish blood but on keyboard was a homegrown LaSalette boy which is what drew me there in the first place. Having grown up in LaSalette it was a bit of a homecoming/reunion for me and I was so glad to see so many familiar faces and get reacquainted with home.
All in all, I had a great March Break.