Thursday, November 22, 2007

Sprinting Into the Home Stretch -- Day Six


Today was a transportation day. My long-suffering minder Monica was behind the wheel yet again -- once she managed to make it into her car. The doors froze shut after a night of freezing rain, and our adventures today all took place in a winter wonderland as Toronto and environs was hit with the first big storm of the year.
We made our way to Lambton Kingsway Junior Middle School and arrived only a few minutes late due to the dastardly drive. Spoke with two sets of kids from grades 6-8 -- had a great time. Am not exactly clear on what I am saying any more -- but I think coherance prevailed, as the kids asked great questions and a good time was had by all.
Many thanks to parent Julie Dreger for seeing to it that I didn't starve and for helping organize book sales!
Monica took the wheel again to ferry me north to Markham, where I faced my biggest crowd yet at Armadale Public School. We actually arrived early, due entirely to the skills of the driver, and had time for lunch before speaking to seven classes of grade 7 & 8 kids in the school gym.
The Amandale kids did their school proud and as I walked out the door, were scrambling to set up the gym for a science fair at the school tomorrow. Hope it is a great success!
Back down to collect books, drop them at a new hotel and then hop yet another bus -- this one to Lindsay, Ontario. A fond farewell and a big thank you to Minder Monica! Serious snow here in Lindsay, and I am now warmly ensconced in the Manor on Peel B&B -- beautiful old house, circa 1905 and a brilliant internet connection that has allowed me to bring my blog up to date.
Trekking through the snow to local libraries tomorrow -- more soon.
~kc

3 comments:

Lindsay York Levack said...

Dude! I wish I'd known you were in Lindsay! I live ten minutes outside Lindsay! How long are you in town?

Your KWC friend.

kc dyer said...

Is this Sara?

I didn't know myself until this week. I'm just here until tomorrow, then back to TO. Just finished my last presentation -- going to blog it now.

I didn't know you lived near here! Somehow I pictured your place further north...

~kc

Lindsay York Levack said...

Yep, 'tis me! Born and raised in Lindsay.

I'm sorry we can't hook up. John is leaving tonight for an orientation course.

Hope you're enjoying your time here!