An update of goings on

I have been so busy lately that I have been remiss in updating the Blog. Well hopefully that changes today and I can add a little more of what has been happening with the family.

A couple of weeks ago there was a little race along the St Lawrence, a race involving some of the fastest boats on the water. The Annual Kingston Poker run was held with fine weather and smooth sailing. I have managed to capture a few shots of the speedy watercraft whose speeds could reach in excess of 225kph(140mph). I guess with a couple of engines pumping out 450 horsepower each it should have no problem.

Last week we spent some time down in Niagara visiting the family and Karin’s sister and family were visiting from Nova Scotia. After not seeing them for two years is was sure a surprise to see how the neice and nephews had grown. We also took the opportunity to visit a number of the Niagara wineries while we were there and brought back a fine selection of vintages. Of course we have not had the chance to sample them yet, but rest assured they will be enjoyed…oh yes they will be enjoyed.

This past weekend Heather took part in her end of season Soccer Tournament. She is one tired little girl and is now taking a well deserved rest. So another season is over and soon the bells of the School halls will be ringing. Oh! the most wonderful time of the year.

Until next time.

 

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Goldens, Goldens and more Goldens

This past weekend Buddy and the rest of the family attended the Acaciagold Golden Retriever Reunion party. Buddy and all of his siblings and relatives and friends all had a wonderful time frolicking in the water and waiting for the burgers and hotdogs to drop. I have included a gallery of the party with all of the guests and families.

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Thanks once again to Pat and Tom for inviting the family back for a visit. Click on the image to see the gallery.

I also have galleries of previous Reunions. See the 2005 Reunion.

Something that has not been around for awhile

Karin received something that has not been seen in daily transactions for some time in Canada. She had a couple of French tourists come into her store and paid for their purchase with the out of service Canadian Dollar Bill. DollarfrontfpKnowing that I like to collect currency she quickly traded the dollars for Loonies. She was able to get two dollars while a friend bought one of the others.

This brings me to another blurb on currencies. There are some neat coins that are in circulation now. A number of the quarters that have been produced by the Royal Canadian Mint have been made with colours in them. QuarterBeginning with the Poppy quarter last year they have gone on to make many other coloured coins. I have even seen the Ottawa Senators imortalized in coin.

ArrrrrGGGGGGGHHHHHH! – Whats’s with the Gas Pumps again!

Here is another bitch session about the price of gas. I just love it when the cost per litre is 101.6 in the morning and then goes up to 110.9 in the afternoon. Somehow I don’t think that there was a delivery of gas that forced the price to go up almost 10 cents/litre in one day. Like come on. what is with that? It seems that we the general public is getting screwed again by the gas companies.

I do not know about you but I am tired of the fixing of the prices. There is no way that this is a legitamate price increase. Not when it jumps that much in one f$^%%ing day.