It's about time.

Many of you that can relate to this. Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" to follow our dreams.

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Annual Review Parade.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

We made it to bed at our usual time last night but because we’d stayed up late the night before we slept like rocks. Sleeping that soundly caused me to be wide awake way too early and I had to tell myself it was okay to go back to sleep at 6:00. At that point I slept another two hours but I still felt dragged out. Since we had plans for this afternoon we spent most of the morning at the computers. 

It was shortly after 1:00 his afternoon when we drove over to the Legion 261 on Lesperance to watch our grandson Tyler participate in his First Military Cadet Inspection. He is the same grandson we watch play Hockey before we head south in the winter and the same one playing Lacrosse during the spring. 

At precisely 2:00 the ceremony began with Commanding Officers from the Canadian Military here to perform the inspection. The one officer was well recognized as having recently served a number of tours in the Afghanistan war. He would even stop to speak with many of the cadets about what they were learning and if there was something extra they would like to learn. 

Once the inspection was complete there were a few demonstrations put on as well a number of awards and rank promotions that were handed out. With the severe weather that was taking place outside all the doors and windows were kept closed which resulted in one cadet nearly going down. After the yearly Cadet Corps Picture was taken which included Officers and Civilian Instructors there was a brief social put on by the Legion. There were rolls lunch meats, fruit and vegetable trays as well as cookies and some soft drinks. The cadets who had been practicing since 10:30 this morning devoured the cookies before getting anything else to eat. 
Tyler (with the big smile){left of center}
The heavy rain had turned to a light drizzle so we gave Karen and Tyler a ride back to their home. They had both walked to the Legion being they only live two blocks away. We also got an invitation to return for supper at 6:00. 
Tyler (R) with a friend.
Kathy needed to have a Snap while I passed my time on the computer. Just as I went to wake her with a kiss the phone rang and in a startled response she accidently grabbed me thinking she was being attacked. 
Tyler with Karen
At Karen and Greg’s we had a wonderful meal of grilled chicken, mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables and corn on the cob. Everything tasted great but the corn was so fresh and moist that as you’d bite into it there was a chance someone nearby would get squirted with the juice from the corn. We even had a short visit with Tyler and Kylla during supper. 
Kathy, Tyler and Myself.
Noah came to pick up Kylla before she goes in to work tonight at 11:00. He’s become very comfortable talking to us and is not scared of shaking my hand or giving Kathy a hug. 

The weather might clear up tomorrow but that doesn’t matter because I have to start getting things ready for our next adventure. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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A thirst aid kit.


  1. Congratulations to Tyler. Looks like a very nice ceremony.

  2. Congratulation to Tyler! You look like very proud grandparents, as you should be!!