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The March Break Highlight

So, all the Ontario kidlets are now back to school. I hope most of you were able to enjoy some March Break relaxation.

Things here have been busy for me (as I’m sure it is for other Ottawa local readers since government fiscal year-end = lots to do and all on by an immovable deadline of March 31st). Wouldn’t it be great if the kids’ spring break started on April 1st?

My 7-year-old, Stella, and hubby, however took some time off for quality pursuits. Yes, you’re probably thinking about this. But I’m not sad to report that that never materialized. Instead, she achieved this:

Yes, she climbed her very own mountain!!! As you can imagine, we are crazy proud of her. Hubby gave her plenty of opportunities to turn around, but she was really determined to make it to the top.

This peak is one of over 100 different peaks, ranging in height from 1200 to over 5000 feet (370 m to over 1500 m) in the Adirondack Mountains, which surround beautiful Lake Placid. And the mountain peak that she is facing is actually Mont Cascade, the one I climbed earlier this season.

So now we have both tackled our first mountains!

One little difference, though. After I climbed my mountain, I returned to a nice cozy hotel room. And Stella? Here’s where she and hubby chose (chose!) to stay:


  1. WOW!!! good for HER!!! That’s some serious GIRL POWER!

  2. Fantastic! Your daughter is such a trooper! Have your husband and daughter ever built a quinsy together? My husband swears they are warmer than tents. I will take his word for it on that one.

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