Category Archives: Life and Family Stories

Dispatches from the Little House in the Bush #7 – Leaving Strathcona

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Spending time these days near the city where I was born has meant frequent meanderings down memory lane. Today it was more a stroll down memory avenue. Strathcona Avenue is a long residential street in Thunder Bay’s north end, Port … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the Little House in the Bush #6 – Waking Up

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Mornings at the Little House are, for the most part, lazy. On waking, I wander into the kitchen where coffee is waiting. Dan is a morning person and up with the sun so the coffee is always ready. I head … Continue reading

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Letter from Cuba #5: The World According to Yany

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We had been told by friends who have been to Cuba before to expect, for the most part, warm and friendly people and that was certainly our experience whether it was in the resort or off the compound in Moron … Continue reading

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Letter from Cuba #4: The Spectacular

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We had the most remarkable day. We decided when we arrived in Cuba to spend a day off the resort getting to see some of the real Cuba so we booked a day long trip billed as, The Spectacular. It … Continue reading

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Letter from Cuba #3: The Evelynne Encounter

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While we’ve been here, we’ve met a variety of Canadians. There’s the truck driver on crutches after an accident that put him in the ditch just outside of Thunder Bay (not far from the Little House in the Bush as … Continue reading

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Letter from Cuba #2: The Patience of Dan

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It’ our second full day here and we are beginning to find our rhythm. At least that’s how the day started out. We tried a different spot for breakfast this morning and had our first good coffee. I had assumed … Continue reading

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Letter from Cuba #1: The All-inclusive Newbies

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Hola from Cuba! When we decided to come for a week here, it was a spur of the moment decision. Dan and I were sitting in our family room missing our annual trek south to get away from Canadian winter. … Continue reading

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