A simple summer vacation
It’s been a busy year! Like most of us, I’m looking forward to that first day of summer vacation when I can close down the computer, shut off the cell phone, and hopefully have no agenda. I promise to try hard to accomplish all three (although I’m not 100% confident that I will succeed).
This year’s vacation will hopefully be fairly uneventful. Having traveled so much over the last year, we don’t plan to venture too far. We’ll split our time between staying at home in Kingston, spending time with family in Toronto, visiting my father-in-law in Cambridge, and seeing Cheryl’s sister and family in Chatham. Throw in a little bit of golf, visits with old friends, and quality time with our kids and their significant others, and I’m sure the three weeks will be filled.
Undoubtedly much of our time will be spent discussing wedding plans. Our daughter Joanna is getting married in January and Cheryl assures me there are many things that we have to do to get ready. We are all very excited about Joanna (the lawyer) and Jordan (the scientist) walking down the aisle.
We will also spend some time with our son Joshua and his girlfriend Laura, celebrating Joshua’s recent promotion. Finally, our youngest son, Gabriel, is here for the summer in between his two-year course of study in law at Queen Mary University of London.
Along for the ride will be one particularly needy, yet entertaining, travel buddy – our dog Jake. He’s likely just as excited to see everyone as we are!
I’ll be back before I know it. In the meantime if you have any special summer plans please respond to the blog or, better yet, come by the Macklem House. Even though I won’t be there, my door will be open, and you can always visit Iain!