Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Sunshine, spring, and driving


Well, obviously I am not one of those people who can maintain a daily blog. Come on I have a full time job, I write a column for a local paper, and I have a family...I just don't always have the time. When I finally find the time though, I must say I enjoy this style of writing. It is a bit more liberating than writing for a paper...no deadlines, no word limits, no topic barriers...just freedom.


Easter weekend here was incredible. My wife over did it on the purchase of treats and toys, so we will be broke for the month of April but oh well, we had a really enjoyable weekend and that is worth all the money in a month. Really it is.


We travelled to a nearby city by car and I remember how I enjoy driving on sunny days. It is like being a kid again and getting your bike out for the first ride of spring. The snow isn't quite gone so you pretend you're a four wheeler and ride the hard snow along the snowmobile trails. Every now and then you fall through and are sent sprawling across the ground. You and your biking buddies are laughing it up in the sun so it doesn't hurt a bit. Thankfully, in my car, I don't fall through the road, although there are some wild pot holes out there.


Here in the Maritimes we are still waiting for spring to truly arrive and soon the fishing will start. I can't wait. My son is old enough this summer that I think I can take him out once or twice to some small streams and holes to enjoy the outdoors. Till next time enjoy the pic of the week. This one will get all you folks out there dreaming of that big one.
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