On the last morning of school in Dawson Creek, we turned in keys and collected paycheques. At 1pm, Byron and I joined Laddie for cards and beers. At 2pm, Byron said, “I should have taken you boys home to Newfoundland this summer.” At 2:30, Laddie and Byron went to break the news to their girlfriends that the boys were going on a road trip. I went to find a cat-sitter. At 4:30, Annie looked sad, Byron looked apologetic because Cheryl was packed and joining us, and my cat knew nothing. Seven days, 5943 kilometers later, we were in Newfoundland.
I lived in British Columbia, Canada´s western province, for most of my life. I was a teacher, and a college employee (various roles - instruction, recruitment, promotion, counselling, research), before re-inventing myself as an innkeeper. I designed and had built my B&B inn in Revelstoke, which I operated for nine years. At age 60, my wife and I retired to Uruguay, where we have lived for more than a decade. Innside Stories is my first published book. I have extensive writing experience in Canada, and in Uruguay, I wrote 75 articles for a now defunct online magazine called Ola Uruguay. We live in Villa Argentina, a suburb of Atlántida, on the coast of Uruguay. We have five dogs.