Ruth: Today I dropped Gord at the ferry to head off on an adventure – gulp – without me. A very rare thing for the two of us, but something I will have to get used to now that he has retired. He and his friend Bruce are flying to Georgia to walk for a month on the Appalachian trail. Not a trip I could or would do so I am happy to watch this one from the sidelines. No really I am happy for him.