I really don’t go on exotic vacations. I don’t particularly care for the heat and humidity of a tropical island and I am not a huge fan of sand so laying on a beach is not my idea of a good time. My sister has tried, unsuccessfully, for years, to get me to go to Cuba with her and her husband. No interest. At all.
I suppose if I did go I would just sit under an umbrella drinking all day and all night. I suppose that wouldn’t be too bad.
Speaking of drinking all day and all night, I have not had a day where I have not had a drink in the last week. I guess it takes quantities of alcohol to keep me going on my return trips to Ontario. Amaretto is my drink of choice. My buddies back in the day tried to get me to drink beer but they were not successful in their attempts. I do not like it. At all. I will drink pretty much anything else that is offered. I can go for a bottle or two of wine, red, white, doesn’t matter. I don’t really care for hard stuff, scotch, vodka, etc., but when mixed, they aren’t too bad.
I don’t drink all that much. I did enough of that when I was a teen and in my early 20’s to last a lifetime. I had a fairly good job when I was in high school and spent a lot of that money down at the Port Mansion in Port Dalhousie. Oh well, a friend worked there so I guess I helped put him through school.
Anyway, back to vacations – I seem to have gotten side-tracked there.
I am now on vacation. I don’t go back into the office for another week still and it seems that I have already been off for a week because of the conference. My vacation for this year is spending a weekend back in St. Catharines for Thanksgiving. I have visited some of my favourite restaurants, The Mandarin, Duff’s Pizzeria, today we are heading to what we call “The Greasy Spoon” which is actually Golden Grill. I caught a Brock Badgers baseball game and they came back for the win. All in all, it is pretty relaxing actually.
Today, I am making my nearly world famous Crock-Pot roast for dinner – it is Crock-Potting away as I type this. Thanksgiving dinner will be tomorrow – turkey and all the fixings. I think we might actually catch a movie which is a rare event for me to be sure.
Zeus and Blondie are in their new Pet Resort back in Calgary. I will pick them up on Wednesday morning.
Not a bad week off at all.