Anywho, if you were wondering why I was awol, that's were we be. Exciting stuff, I know. But it actually was, you see because we didn't just go for fun, we also went to visit. We started off by meeting one of my (many) aunts and two of my cousins that reside in the great city of Winnipeg. Cousins that are my mother's (ish) age and that despite the 35 years of opportunity, we had never met. My mother is the youngest of somewhere in the range of 18 kids (ish). I might be able to name them all...Should I try? How's the for exciting blog fodder?
Stan (both from Grandpa's first wife)
The remainder from my Grandma (*no longer with us):
A girl who died ~age 4, her name escapes me
and my mom, the baby of the family, Gloria
Whew, anyone else tired? And yes they were Catholic, why do you ask?
We also fit in some fun, well for the boys anyway. On Sat and Sun, I was marking exams for the organization that I work with. The hotel I was working in and where we stayed had this fantastic play structure. It was well used. Ahoy Mateys!
Oh yeah, we also got put into jail. Well not really, this was in the recreation of a late 1600's harbour town at the Manitoba Museum.
It was the science gallery that was a big hit with our crowd though. Um, yeah, even me, the biggest kid of them all. What am I doing you might be wondering... This is a NASA training module that is supposed to simulate the no gravity atmosphere inside the space shuttle. Folks, there is a reason I am an accountant not an astronaut.
My little man and his alien. Aren't they cute?
The pins, always a hit, as is my nuclear powered flash. Really someday I ought to cough up the dough for a decent one.
A real piece of meteor. Jack was pretty stoked about touching it, being Mr. Space and all.
And can someone tell me what Spiderman has done with my son?