We're just back from Cobalt, a 6 hour drive north, where our son and his wife live. Our daughter-in-law bravely quit her job 3 years ago, and they moved to Cobalt, a northern mining town, so she could enroll in the Vet Tech program at Northern College. She graduated on Friday - three cheers! A very big mid-life career change! And we're terribly proud of them both.
But most of all we visited, attended both the award ceremony and the graduation at Northern College, and learned a bit about the mining history of Cobalt. The Northern College campus here grew out of the old School of MInes, which in turn is here because of the discovery of silver in 1903, and the interesting mining history of Northern Ontario that followed. More about that tomorrow. I expect I'll get a few blog posts in this week before we get too busy again.