So a little over two weeks ago, I hit one of those milestone ages (you can guess). When asked by my wife what I wanted for my birthday, I really couldn’t think of anything. I consider myself very lucky and blessed and certainly don’t need more “things.”. So I told her that I wanted an experience.
“But what kind of experience?”
“I dunno. I’m sure you’ll think of something.”
Ever since we moved to Ottawa 11 years ago, I’ve always wanted to take one of those biplane tours offered out of the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, but my wife never wanted to let me go.
“They’re not safe!”
“How old are those planes? They’re going to fall out of the sky…”
And on and on…
So on my birthday, I was quite chuffed to see that my experience gift was indeed just that: a biplane tour of Gatineau Park and the Ottawa River. Woo-hoo!
I guess that means i’ve fulfilled my usefulness and am now considered expendable… oh well.