|How my passport arrived it the mail yesterday - a pleasant surprise - less than a month after I applied for it|
Yesterday, wonder of wonders, I finally received my passport. Watch out world!
|I look fat in this shirt but that's actually the wind blowing my light seersucker shirt (sure it is)|
Actually, watch out Canada. I got my passport so I could visit my friend Pat in Canada next month.
|My wild and crazy friend Pat|
My only foreign travel in my previous 72 years was also to Canada. That occurred in 1966. The occasion was our (me and Bill) "honeymoon." Bill and I drove up through New England, crossed over into Canada, through Toronto coincidentally which is where I'm going to visit this time but for totally different reasons. Back then, before the threat of terrorism ruled our lives, one didn't need a passport to visit our neighboring country. Alas, these days eventually one will probably need a passport to visit Home Depot.
|That's some big falls! (1967)|
During our visit to Canada in 1966, we visited the Big Three: Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. We ended our "honeymoon" by visiting Niagara Falls, which much to my surprise, I was very impressed with that big waterfall.
|My slide photo I took of Niagara Falls from the Canadian border in 1967 - one of my all time favorite photos - I had this photo framed and it is hanging in my bathroom|
For this visit to Canada, I will be going alone. I'll meet Pat in Toronto. While in Toronto, we will rendezvous with Dr. Spo and Someone
who will also be in Toronto attending their annual Shakespeare Festival. A jolly time will be had by all I'm sure.
|Me (in the center of the bridge) looking at the Niagara rapids - 1967|
|A much younger Ron at Niagara Falls 1967 (I….. still have that shirt)|