After a year of separation, T reunited with his grandparents from both sides of the family.
Two weekends ago, we spent a Saturday with my uncle’s family, our Aunt and Ma – going on a nature walk and ending the day with a delicious bbq prepared by my aunt and cousin.
It was Ma’s first time seeing T since last November and her stroke near Christmas.
T was in an exceptionally good mood and his friendliness lifted Ma’s spirits. It was wonderful watching the two of them interact and T getting his favourite back rub from his Ama.
This past Saturday, we got up at 5 am to make our long-awaited visit to New Brunswick, a province in the East Coast of Canada.
Changes to restrictions allow us to visit, our first visit since 2018, and the first time we’re seeing the hubby’s parents since March 2020.
We usually do the 16-hour drive over two days but we did it in one go, to avoid an overnight stay in Quebec.
T got up in a super excited mood on Saturday. We had packed the night before and we were out the door by 6:30.
T is a super trooper during long drives, an irony considering this kid can’t sit still at home or at school.
We took frequent breaks and had an unexpected lunch-time reunion at the Ontario-Quebec border with longtime friends, whom we go camping with every summer prior to the pandemic, who were also on their way to the East Coast.
An East Coast roadtrip is never complete without a stop at St Hubert, a rotisserie chicken chain in neighboring province, Quebec. It was delicious!
We arrived at my in-law’s home close to midnight local time – they are an hour ahead.
We were all delirious by that time but it was a wonderful reunion. T gave them both a big hug and it was heartwarming to see my hubby reunite with his parents after such a long time.
We slept like a log and woke up to a beautiful New Brunswick morning by the saltwater bay – and 10 days of summer vacation ahead of us.