We vacationed two summers in a row in Canada! Back in the mid-90s......loved it! Everyone was so nice and the scenery was just beautiful.
We stayed in Barrie, Huntsville and Sault Ste. Marie one summer. The other summer Quebec City and Barrie/Huntsville again. We took the day train trip out of Sault Ste. Marie the first trip. I could just imagine how picturesque it would be in winter. The second trip we went to Santa's Village in Bracebridge (sp?). All in all, two wonderful back to back driving summer vacations with our then two little girls (4 and 7, then 5 and 8). They still talk about
The last trip, my husband was missing our comfortable water bed so much, we checked out of our Quebec City hotel and he drove us straight thru to Cincinnati. Yes, 18 hours. Around oh 9 or 10 p.m., I started asking - shouldn't we check into a hotel and get some sleep? He said no, look how close we are......we ended up pulling into our driveway around 3 a.m. Of course we stopped for two sit down meals, many rest stops bathroom breaks. He enjoyed that 10 day trip but said if he had to spend the night in another uncomfortable hotel bed, he would have been really uncomfortable. All I know is I could barely stand up, when we finally stopped the car! But as he joked - we are home now......but let me just say this - I've never let him pull a stunt like that ever since - we check into hotels now, along the way. For proper sleep!
(Mary/marsky from Cincinnati, OH).
- Diagnosed with rectal cancer, April 1999 - Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, given temporary colostomy)
- Colostomy reversal, June 1999
- Left with IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's every day
- On a low residue diet at least 75% of the time
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening
All in all I do okay, I just use the bathroom A LOT! But I survived and beat cancer!
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