A mini-vacation

Clara and I decided to have a last minute escape from the city and head for cottage country to visit my parents and pick up puppy Kirzweil this weekend. Sometimes I forget how quiet and relaxing it is in Port Elgin, but I have to say Clara and I definitely enjoyed sitting in my parents back yard reading and enjoying the nice weather. Another highlight of the weekend involved an interesting nature walk through the forest by my parents house which was recently made accessible. Growing up in Port Elgin, most of my summers were spend either hanging out on the beach or ripping around the forest. Unforunately, most of the trails were too sandy and uneven to pass with my wheelchair, leaving me a bit limited as to where I was able to go with my friends. It appears that is becoming a thing of the past though, as one of the major trails has been cleaned up and packed with wood chips–perfect for my wheelchair. On our nature trip, Clara also made friends with a lovely tent catapillar. Let’s not tell her what people usually do to tent catapillars…

Oh and best of all, we got to spend some time at my sisters lovely new house in Sauble Beach. I’m really jealous.

But alas, all good things must come to an end eventually and it’s about time to head back to the city. As much as I love it in London, i definitely have a lot of fond (and important) memories back here. Sometimes you don’t realize how much you love something until you leave I guess.

Until next time,

Jeff & Clara


  1. I have a lot for sale across the street. I’ll give you a good deal. Plus it’s way better here! You can put wood chips on that trail and it’ll be perfect.


    1. I’m trying to convince Clara she’d be happier in Sauble but so far she isn’t taking the bait. I’ll leave the harassment in your capable hands.

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