The Trials of Travel

March Break Madness……

So the truck is packed. It’s march break. Let’s get to my sons last hockey tournament of the year in some town called London. No not that London.  London Ontario.

Seems like a quaint enough little city. Everywhere we stopped people were friendly (a Canadian thing i guess) and willing to help out with directions and whatnot. Not that I ever get lost. Ever. ‘Turned around’ every now and then but that’s it.  Anyway back to the story. My son loves hockey. Adores it. Me? Well yeah i love it also, always have, and it makes me extremely happy that my son has taken to it just like i did as a child.  Hockey is so much more than just a game on ice.  It is team building. It is responsibility. It is learning processes and systems. It is taking criticism and using it to make your game and yourself better. It’s exercise! This is suppose to be a blog that is loosely tied to health care isn’t it?

Anyway, where was I? oh right, London. So in between games we leave the arena to do a little exploring around the city and end up at park called Springbank. beautiful spot to get out and do some stretching and chase some giant Canadian Geese around. Obviously it was mild out, I am not into the great white north freezing temperatures.

So after our jaunt it was time to get back to the arena and wouldn’t you know it the truck has  flat tire! Ridiculous! nothing worse than being away from home and having to deal with a mechanical issue or something like that. Anyway I had to call a tow truck and get towed to a service centre where luckily they were able to put a plug in the tire and get us on our way. My son of course was freaking out about possibly missing the game, but calm cool dad took care of things again so its all good.  Anyway this towing company and the people at the service place were so dam nice that I thought I would have to write about this experience here.


For those of you wondering, Canadians are good at hockey. My Son’s team didn’t win but we had one hell of a good time up there!

Til next time

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