Saturday, October 22, 2011

Much overdue update (cont.)

Here is a continuation of the previous post.  I felt these pictures required their own post since they were taken in a completely different season (beautiful Fall!), and since they are all from when my father came up to visit! They also deserve their own little bit of mise-en-contexte considering the significance of my Dad taking time out of his ridiculously busy schedule to come to Iqaluit for a few days.  My dad has a very demanding job as chief of staff for the City of Ottawa and essentially works 18 hour days and barely sees the light of day, other than on his drive to and from work.. and even then, he gets up so early and comes home so late that he doesn't see much sunshine then either!  Ok, maybe I'm slightly exaggerating since he does take in a few hours of daylight here and there on the weekend (when he's not busy renovating something in his home.. a serious workaholic I tell you!).  Anyhow, the point is that when my Dad left Iqaluit, he had walked, hiked, and slept more than he had in the last 6 months (see 6 years).  Not only that, but I can proudly say that his face had regained a bit of colour!  I was overjoyed that he got to experience what the fresh Iqaluit air can do for you, and infinitely thankful for his visit.


Berry-pickin'.



Beautiful Autumn on the tundra.



Sittin'.  (I pretty much took him on a treck to Apex as soon as he came off the plane, so I don't blame him for wanting to take a little breather.)





Another side-effect of fresh air?



Sylvia Grinnell Park.



Sylvia Grinnell in all its Fall colours!

2 comments:

  1. Ummmm this post makes me incredibly happy AND it is hilarious. Your Dad is awesome.

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