This is a blog from ISAAC 2016
1 Aug 2016
Today is… Canada time
Been on the plane since 12 (uk time), now 3pm (Canadian time), and I think we are coming over America. Had fun reading Harry Potter with Becky, it has become nail biting. Watched Finding Nemo and now writing in the journal. I have never done a electronic journal but so far so good. Everything went surprisingly smoothly this morning, no issue with the chair, but I don’t want to speak too soon, we’re not there yet! Just had more food and for the first time drank apple juice just out of the cup! Benefits of getting fitter Now listening to some tunes whilst writing. So good i am writing this electronically as I can take photographs as I go
Looking forward to seeing people from Wednesday in Toronto but first to Niagara Falls to tick it off my bucket list.
Big white fluffy clouds
Doesn’t appear to care
As the big old motor
Each of them
To each to their own
Thats it for today, the Canadian declaration form is here so hopefully nearly there!
2 Aug 2016
Got up, breakfasted and now in a ‘Dodge’ on our way to Niagara Falls! All packed and we are on our way! Just 4 hours and we will see one of the 7 wonders in my world, which are:
1. Effiel Tower
2. Niagara Falls
3. Sydney Opera House
4. Great Barrier Reef
5. Edinburgh Horse heads
6. Hampton Court
7. North Bay, Scarborough
I have always wanted to see Niagara Falls because it is one of the biggest water Falls in the world! Wow… This is a spectacular view, the mist coming up and its like it has a cooling feeling to it that goes well with the warmth of the weather!
Got a room upgrade and wowwy this is insanity bonkers
3 Aug 2016
Just WOW! A view to die for when I got up this morning. I just love it and although mum and dad don’t know it yet, I will be returning to the magnificent spectacle for longer.
Moving on to today, we’re having breakfast soon and driving back to Toronto to the Westin Harbour Hotel which is the official conference Hotel and Venue, so I am guessing we will be seeing a lot of friends and making new ones there later!
In the car on the way back to Toronto. I am trying to count all the Canadian flags, so far I think I have 10 and counting. Now eating sweets ‘Juicy squirt berries’. Interesting combination! They look like normal sweets but when it bite into them, they fill my mouth with juice!
I am looking forward to see the Greens, the Andersons and everyone else.
Got to the hotel at 2 the I think, saw Aldona and Sarah Yong then had lunch with Meredith Allen!
Popped to find the pool and now back in the room.
4 Aug 2016
Good morning from Toronto. Last night we had the biggest hug with Meredith, poor girl hadn’t eaten in 3 days, Sarah Yong and Aldona. Still haven’t seen the Greens or Janice. The Olympics starts tomorrow! Keeping up the girly look, I am definitely going to keep this up when we get back home! I have finally adapted to the time zone.
We went shopping where I got a jumper and then had tea with Meredith and Janice
5 Aug 2016
Decided to have breakfast in our room from now onward as the food here at the hotel is ridiculously expensive, so have gone out to buy breakfast supplies. I think today we’re meeting Paul. I wonder who else we are going to see today. We are in serious discussion about moving over to the iPad for communication as it looks like that is the way forward. Keeping up the girly look, wearing a dress today! Ooo laa laa!
We stayed in our hotel and saw Paul, then went to the Harbour and walked him back to his hotel before going underground again. I got eye q so we should be back on track now, and a electronic travel toothbrush with a head that I am used to.
Back in the room now, having a rest. At the moment we have no arrangements for dinner, just us 4.
6 Aug 2016
Had breakfast in our room again. Then went to the Market. They had wonderful steaks and fish. Then we took our photo outside the hockey wall of fame. Came back to the hotel, saw Cathy and Neil and then ran through my presentation before going to dinner with Annalu and Kathleen. Had dinner upstairs in the 5* restaurant. Amazing glass walled place on he 34th floor of the hotel,
7 Aug 2016
Today we can register from 12 exciting! I wonder who’ll we see today. Keeping up the girly look. Having breakfast in our room again.
8 Aug 2016
Conference time! I did my presentation. The room was packed and was overfilling! I have a feeling that this conference is going to be like Pittsburgh where they were scanning our badges. It did come true! Went to the President’s Drinks reception and then had dinner with Janice.
9 Aug 2016
Conference. Went to a few talks. Ate at a nice pub. Not much to comment on today
10 Aug 2016
It is words+ time. This time the winner is Glenda Hyatt and the North star. Well done to her.
Went to hear Darryl’s talk with Janice, Amanda and Pammi
In the evening it was the President Dinner. I don’t remember much as I got too cold in the day!
11 Aug 2016
I went to Meredith’s talk today. Interesting but enjoyable.
Found out where the 2018 ISAAC is… We’re going down under! G’day mate! Can’t wait!!!
Conference is closed.
12 Aug 2016
We went for a swim and then for a walk today. It is hot outside! We saw the King of Norway’s ship and spoke to one of his staff, who actually is at University studying for a degree in Political Sciences. Who knew!
Tomorrow I think we are meeting our next door neighbours as they are in Toronto and on Sunday we fly home!
just want to thank Becky for being such a great friend and companion this trip.