"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Friday 23 August 2013

A Day of Arrivals and Departures

That was Wednesday.  Grand-daughter  Stephanie  planned a trip to St Johns Newfoundland to attend the wedding of friends.

Great grand-daughter Cheyanne  has a grandmother, resident of Corner Brook Newfoundland.

Stephanie decided her niece should  accompany her on the trip.

It  is to be a camping trip of two weeks.

Cheyanne lives in Penetanguishine with her family.

On Tuesday  afternoon with her mother and two sisters, Abigail and seven week old Emma  Cheyanne arrived   at my house.  Packed and ready  to leaver at four a.m. ,for the flight to St John.

Theresa , maternal grandmother  came  home  after work.

Aunt Heather, master  packer and veteran camper,  came down  from Newmarket  with Andy her husband to visit  and pack  gear for a flight, a wedding  and a camping trip of  two weeks ,on a rock,  several thousand miles distant , in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

My deck was a scene of great activity.

Tickets had to be collected for the flight. Legal permission  had to be documented from both parents for Cheyanne to leave the province.

The dog had to be taken for his own expedition.

Skinny dipping  after  dark was part of the adventure.

Finally theywer asleep.

And then they were gone

But not really.

Texting with photos  keeps us in touch.

They are camped in Pepys campground in the city until after the wedding. The Newfie friends have lent them cooking gear.

They organized a bonfire   the first night and  fed them  their fill of mussels and lobster cooked right there on the beach.

The wedding is today.  they will be on their way after that.

Two weeks is a long time  for two  girls to be on the road . I know very little about the place.

But I've heard and encountered the legendary kindness..

I look forward to the tales they will have to tell.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They will be just fine.