Last Week Was A Busy Week
After seeing the Beach Boys on Aug/19/09, my wife and I drove to Nottawa, Ontario (near Collingwood) to pick up our nephew, Clarence Noseworthy, his wife, Renee and their kids, Michael and Olivia. They are pictured above.
The Noseworthy family is from Newfoundland and they only had a few days to see some of the hot spots in Ontario.
The first one was "The African Lion Safari" between Hamilton and Cambridge. There wasn't as many animals here as in The Toronto Zoo, but the bamboons were a delight when they jumped and hung on to the cars and the bus we were riding in. It was a hoot when a monkey crapped on the roof of an SUV.
Marineland in Niagara Falls was entertaining as always. The Dophins did their jumping routines with precision, The Killer Whales splashed the spectators with gusto and the Beluga Whales poised for pictures with the kiddies.
Anyone going to these places should get discount coupons first because the prices were not cheap even for the children.
After Marineland, Clarence and his family went on "The Maid of the Mist" which gave them the closest view of the Falls. My wife and I had been on The Maid of the Mist during our honeymoon. It definitely was very exciting looking at and feeling the water from the nearest point to the Falls. We didn't go with them, instead, we went to the Casino where we both broke even.
Next day, I took Michael and Olivia to a recreational center in Brampton. While I worked out in the gym, they entertained themselves in "The Kid's Zone" where they worked out with Wii games and small gym equipment. Apparently, there're no kid's recreational zones in Newfoundland.
The week was capped off with a reunion of Noseworthy cousins, aunts and uncles in Bradford Ontario. We played cards, sung country songs and chit chatted together.
Today, I got Clarence's family to the airport on time. Hurricane Bill died down before they arrived in St. John's, so everyone was safe and sound.
Posted by qualteam
at 3:41 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 25 August 2009 12:43 AM EDT