I’ll be off for the next week.
We’re going to Upper Canada to attend child the elder’s first convocation and do some family stuff.
It doesn’t seem like four years since his safe grad at Grant Park, but it must be, because here he is graduating, and I remember getting home to bed about 7 a.m. from that safe grad — including dropping him at the Sals to have breakfast with a bunch of his friends and coming back to fetch him — and then getting up two hours later to watch the World Cup.
And since it’s now less than two weeks until England’s first match, then it must be four years...... but I digress.
The forecast for Peterborough is sun and mid-20s, and the convocation is outside, on Trent’s magnificent campus, split by the Otonabee River, so incredibly green, the glacial drumlin above the one side of the campus.......
We’ll do all the touristy things, taking advantage of the remarkable setting in cottage country northeast of Toronto: a rare time we’re at Trent in warm weather.
Tip if you’ve got kids going to school out of town: I booked our hotel room in early January, and I booked our table for Hot Belly Mama’s the night of graduation a good three months ago.
Maybe I’ll even get to meet Trent’s chancellor, Winnipeg’s own Tom Jackson.....certainly, we’ll have dinner with his mentor, and we’ll meet other profs, and see a bunch of our son’s friends again.
I’m looking forward to a fabulous time.