I've recently done some work in Trenton, and these trips make for a good way to blog. While I would much rather be blogging about adventures and such, this will do. I am not trying to fill up netspace, just sharing my experiences.
I had never been to Trenton before, so I was delighted to see something new. Here are my adventures.
|So this is the plane that was taking me from Calgary to Toronto. I always take a picture of the planes I'm about to fly on.|
|This plane was flying to London, UK. That would be cool to do someday.|
|I thought it was funny that this was the alarm clock in the room. I had the same one as a kid, so I knew how to use it. (and I still have it today!)|
|Driving around Trenton. Yup, it looks like Ontario.|
|Compared with Alberta, there are many more brick houses in Ontario. I thought they looked pretty nice.|
|I arrived at the base 2 hours early (well, my contact there was 2 hours late), so I drove around the area and explored what I could.|
|This is driving along the south of the base. Those are the A319 transports for DnD.|
|Since there are many buildings on either side of this highway, there were pedways across the roads for everyone to, well, get across (d'uh!). Pedways. Fun with you feet!|
|This is the work that I had to do. Change those 3 connectors to different types of connectors. That's all I will say about work.|
|I always make sure to get in some exercise when I go anywhere, so the morning I was to leave, I went for a jog around the area.|
|I have a knack for looking at a map and being able to find trails for running (since I prefer them to roads). So a quick glance at a Trenton area map and I found my route. It proved great!|
|It crossed the Trent river via a Dam Bridge.|
|Beside the Dam Bridge was a train bridge. Yes, they have train bridges in Ontario as well.|
|Like I said, my knack for finding trails, even when the locale is unknown to me.|
|The trees were budding! March 30th! I hope it was doing likewise in Alberta (it wasn't).|
|Looking down the Trent River towards the lake.|
|And yes, I made it back to the hotel, showered, and headed north towards Ottawa.|
|I flew home from Ottawa, so on my way in to the airport, I slightly detoured through heavy rush-hour Friday traffic into our nation's capital. Ah, good memories from November 2010!|
|And the plane that took me home. Gate 22. 22 is such a good number in my life!|
I was also fortunate enough to visit my granny who lives in Perth, halfway between Trenton and Ottawa. She's 93, and we spent a few hours together which is always a treat! She's doing so well and it's always such encouragement to see her! I wish my wife and son could have been there, but I'll take what I can get, especially on company dime!