We have returned to Ottawa and the very gracious hosts of Louise and now Gary is home. It is once again extremely soothing to have a home with a bed off the ground, easy showers and a renewal of technology. But the best part is the great company. We have lots of spirited, laughter filled conversations. Gary and Louise are superb cooks, so we have incredible meals with good wine and warm fellowship. Jacob has stayed in his pjs for two days, his favourite state of being. We have explored some of the local shopping neighbourhood. Just few blocks from their home are funky shops, great restaurants, exquisite delis and tons of outdoor gear shops. My favourite corner of town to be in. It's very sweet to recharge, and now we are ready to get out on the Rideau canal system of locks and lakes.
I am a teacher of an outdoor education grade eight classroom. I am taking a year off to travel with my 12 year old son. We will be tourists, volunteer teachers, volunteer archaeology and community service workers, as well as forest conservationists.... full info