My sister and I go to Nova Scotia every year in the spring. It’s our little vacation away and some quality sister time. We leave really early in the morning, my sister has to drag me out of bed and get me to a Timmy’s stat. After I have my coffee and sandwich, I am more alive. I can at least talk coherent
She is the driver and I am the co-pilot, a job I am very good at I might add….no gps for this gal. So our first destination is the casino in Gananque, We spend some time there, sometimes winning but mostly not. Then we might have lunch there and then on the road again.
It’s funny that we can travel for a 1000 miles and never seem to run out of things to talk about.
Our next stop is in Levis Quebec where we spend the night, sometimes we go to French Bingo, let me tell you this is fun, since neither one of us speaks French.
So we just have to wing it…hoping that we get someone that speaks English, we barrage the people around us with questions. Lots of times I will go to the management and tell them that we are from Ontario and that this is our first time here and they give us advice and free dabbers…so already we are winners. We spend a fun evening trying to figure out the games and if we won or not….but it doesn’t matter, sister time and bingo…where could you better yourself.
Back to the hotel we go….play some crib and watch a little TV and then off to sleep.
Again, she get drags me out of bed early…sometimes when she is feeling sorry for me…she goes and get me a tea, to hold me over until we can find a Timmys.
On the road again. We are half way there and only have a few more stops along the way.
The drive to Nova Scotia from Ontario is so beautiful in the spring; some places in Northern New Brunswick still have snow in the woods. Every once in a while you will see a snowmobiler riding the trails.
The drive is so different from when we used to make this trip as kids, but those are stories for another time.
So we drive along, listening to music and singing along (badly), but we don’t care, we talk about everything that is going on in our lives all the good, all the bad (mostly mine) bitch about our husbands and kids…just doing what sisters are meant to do. Although we talk to each other every day on the phone, we still have lots to say. It amazes me.
Our next stop is the casino in Moncton. It so shiny and new and lots of games to win on (or lose). Lunch time again…so we eat and the play some more. Even though it’s a big casino we pretty well stick together and play close to each other, sometimes we go off by ourselves, but always know where to meet……The smoking place. We always seem to find each other.
Now we are only about 4 hours from our parents place, trying to decide if we should go visit with our brother who lives about an hour from where we are or just boot it home to Mom and Dads’
We decide to make a run for it and head to mom and dad’s, although we love to visit with them we know that our mini vacation is almost over, because once we get to mom and dad’s it’s all work for 2 weeks…
We help them get ready for the summer, we bake and cook and make jams and jellies and meals for them that they can just take out of the freezer.
We still get a little time for ourselves there too, we go to bingo and we go to town.
We play a lot of cards with them and listen to Dad tell stories (which I will tell later)
We try to make the trip at the same time Mom’s birthday and mother’s day..We miss out on our mother’s day but it’s nice to spend it with mom because we don’t know how many more we have with her.
Dad takes us all out for breakfast on Sundays…Mom says she is treating today…….opps, I forgot my purse..Oh well Dad, got ya again. When are you going to learn to carry her purse for her…….lol?
Well our time with Mom and Dad is over so we head back home…same route, same routine, more talking, more singing, more fun.
I truly appreciate the time that I get to spend with my sister, I hope when I grow up I am just like her…she is the best.
And I am so glad everyday for her; sometimes I think if it wasn’t for her I would have lost my mind (all of it) a long time ago…
Thanks Linda for always being there for me…..Love Ya