Monday 1 May 2006

A Whirlwind Day

My handsome nephew and godson and soon to be groom, Nick

My beautiful niece and soon to be full time University of Ottawa student, Danica

We decided that today was the day that we were going to make our trip to Ottawa so we left Rideau Acres at about 9:00 a.m. and headed north on Hwy 15. It took about 2 hours to get there, first stop, bathroom break. I called the chiropractor and got appointments for both of us for 1:30 p.m.

Next stop, Ottawa Municipal Campground. We toured the sites, found a couple that will allow us a clear view of the southern sky. It’s $660/month though. So we went to Rideau Heights just off Prince of Wales Drive. There is major construction going on right beside the campground so the bush area that was there is gone. There is one spot where we can see the satellite so we are booked there starting this Saturday May 6th and will be there for one month leaving June 6th. The good news is that the monthly rate hasn’t changed from last year, still $472.50.

That done, we decided that we need to spend another month in Ottawa and friends, Mel and Janice are supposed to be coming to Ottawa in June so we went back to the Municipal Campground and booked June 6th to July 4th there. The other negative about the Municipal Campground is that they have no sewers so we have to move every 8 days or so to dump. Oh well!

We also got diesel fuel in Ottawa at 96.9/l which wasn’t as bad as we had been expecting.

We went to the chiropractor and my lower back feels much better and then dropped off my medical records from the hospital in Cincinnati at my doctor’s. We called my sister’s house and I spoke to my nephew, Nick. He was home and his Mom was getting home from work around 3:30 p.m. In the meantime we stopped at my dentist’s office and made an appointment to have my chipped tooth seen to, then headed to Margie & John’s.

Our nephew, Nicholas, got engaged on April 1st and he and Becky have set a wedding date of July 28th. So congratulations to Nick and Becky!

Also, Danica has been accepted into the University of Ottawa in biomedicine this Fall, so congratulations to Danica!

Lots happening at the DeJong household this year.

While at the DeJongs we were asked to stay for dinner and chief chef, John made chicken with salsa and rice which was excellent! It was great to see the family again. We left Ottawa on September 9th so it’s been a long time! We saw Betty & Garth in B.C. in October so it hasn’t been as long and we’ll be seeing them at Danica’s graduation in June and Nick’s wedding in July.

We headed back to Ottawa shortly after 7:00 p.m. and arrived home just after 9:00 p.m. We got 24.7 mpg on the way home.

I’ll post our April expenses tomorrow, too tired to look at it now!

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