Summer storms and changes of plans

Three times the radio interrupted the crappy songs it was playing in order to update us on some tornado warning.

It happened during yesterday’s drive home from my mom’s place. The weather apps indicated storms were brewing. But then, with this incredible humid air sticking around for weeks now, thunderstorms have been regular occurrences lately. Continue reading “Summer storms and changes of plans”

4. Vacation memories: arrival in Zurich

We took our kids from Toronto, Canada to Switzerland on vacation. This is our adventure.

This is a multi-part series.

  1. Vacation memories: travel day – part 1
  2. Vacation memories: travel day – part 2
  3. Vacation memories: from flight attendant to passenger 20 years later


After a relatively short (sleepless) Trans-Atlantic flight to Zurich (about 6 hours), we arrived early in the morning at around 8 am local time.

Our body clock was still on Toronto time though, it was 2 am for us. 🙂 But everyone was awake and in a good mood, and the airport was not busy at that time, so off we went through passport control and baggage claim.

Continue reading “4. Vacation memories: arrival in Zurich”

Outdoor youth sports and the weather gods

I spend half of baseball season tethered to my phone or some other device where teamsnap is loaded into.

This year’s baseball season has been a particularly wet one so I have spent more, not less time, keeping an eye on that app.

I’m not feeling it this year. I’m mostly just annoyed. 🙄 Continue reading “Outdoor youth sports and the weather gods”