When the daughters were in grades one or two or 3 I promised each I would take them on a “Dad Daughter” trip when they graduated. Catherine and I went to Panama a few years ago. Karly and I looked at a few areas of the world that we hadn’t visited. Karly was quite keen on PEI. I was keen on Newfoundland.
We spent 2 weeks on the road. 4 nights in Newfoundland, 3 nights in the Halifax area and a week on PEI. It was a terrific trip. Karly said she really enjoyed Newfoundland. Our hosts were a fellow Governor, Tom and Shirley. They were terrific! We loved Newfoundland. Halifax was fun, too. I loved PEI. The weather was terrific, Charlottetown was beautiful. We had a quaint hotel. Loved it. Perfect for power walking.
I really enjoyed my time with Karly. I found out Karly is a great traveler. Not a surprise after living in Japan and Brazil I guess. She also has a great sense of humour. She isn’t a spender nor extravagant person. She carries herself well with people she meets. She is easy to please and not fussy.. is not worried about souvenirs, and is a very gracious person. She is a joy to travel with and I am so proud to call her my daughter. I really enjoyed the time with Karly.
This fall Karly is off to University of Victoria, BC. She will take sciences with a minor in Asian studies. She wants to keep up her Japanese and learn more about the culture and language. Who knows where that will take her. I am confident it will be positive and unique. For Karly this is a very exciting time of life, it was wonderful to share two weeks together at this juncture.
So many years ago we non-nonchalantly said “When you girls graduate we will do a journey together, just Dad and Daughter.” That seems so long ago, but I sure am glad we dreamed about if for all those years and did it. I learned so much about Karly and a few years ago Catherine. Where ever life takes us we will always have these memories and I will always have so much more knowledge about my two lovely daughters.