July 10/Aug 11 - Okay okay. So we've been slack in updating the site. It's been a busy month.
How much can we pack into one visit? Two weddings, one bridal shower, two bachelorette
parties, one rehersal dinner, a camping weekend in Geralton, strawberry picking, a week-long stint
as a counsellor at kids camp, blueberry picking, the Silverman triathalon, numerous
movie-and-junk-food nights, and about 50 steak dinners in 30 days. And people say there's
nothing to do in Thunder Bay.
We made the trip from Ottawa to Geraldton in a day, Geraldton being a great place to stop since
our friend Dean was stationed there as a firefighter. Yay! We get to see Deaners! Unfortunately,
he was in Thunder Bay when we showed up. So we broke in anyway and slept there.
The first week back in Thunder Bay was a fast paced whirlwind of back-in-Thunder-Bay-ness. We visited
all of our old haunts and, um, visited more of our old haunts. It was very easy to fall back
into the lifestyle there: plenty of BBQs and rented movies. We gained about 20 pounds each.
|Evening Entertainment in Th.Bay:|
1. Play pool at Fat Cats, order Sampler Platter, get Slurpee, go to Mike's and play Mario Kart.
2. Go to East Side Mario's, play NTN, order Sampler Platter, get Slurpee, go to Mike's and play Mario Kart.
3. Rent a movie at Blockbuster, watch it at Mike's, when movie is over, play Mario Kart.
Week 2 : Kevin's Log
Camp Week! As always, camp was an absolute blast. It was great to have the old crew back
together: Colin, Ryley, Christie, Sammy, Kimmy, Blair, Jamie and Jaime. I had the funniest
group of kids a counsellor could ask for, with their stellar performances of God the Chair,
God the Broom, God the Toothbrush, and of course, Stupid Stu.
Highlight of the Week: The Camp Medley on Talent Night. Who woulda thought I'm Too Sexy & Enter Sandman would mix so well?
Week 2 : Aimee's Log|
What a week! There's nothing like watching your old friends get drunk and do the Macarena with each other (Ken, I hope everything works out between you and Dave's mom). Congratulations go to Angie & Dave and Margot & Mike for getting hitched. As my dad would say: another one bites the dust.
Lowlight of the week: Double-Dinners. Normally I don't even eat dinner. I can't believe I went from two square meals a day to four. Social eating at its best.
Week 3 and 4
After the mad rush of weddings, there wasn't much else to do for the next little while but
hang out. We spent a wild night out at Dean's camp, consisting of 4 or 5 hours of lake swimming,
more BBQ steaks, drinking wine coolers and a risky game of Truth or Truth. Party animals we are.
We spent the weekdays running errands... Selling old storage stuff, making drops to the Salvation
Army, and even a trip to the Dump was in order (see the bears below). Mel the Jeep was
safetied ($1100 later), and has brand new Ontario plates. He's a Canadian citizen again!
There's no plates like home...
...there's no plates like home...
The August long weekend was spend out at Kevin's parents' camp on Silver Islet, the purtiest little ol' mining
cabin you ever did see. We had a dinosaur dig with Aimee's nephews, took a long walk to Middlebrun
Bay with Danny and Heather, and played Sauna Charades with the Camp Duncan Gang. Party animals
we are. Oh wait, I said that already. Well, shut up. If you've never played sauna charades
you have no stinkin' opinion.
Dan, the master of thought
Colin, the master of alcohol tolerance
Jena, the master of Mike
The old gang, sans Dean
We've got mail...|
You guys are out of control! There's more content here than at scifi! ;)
- Missy, New York NY
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Little Known Facts:|
- Rick Smith of Th.Bay was the first person in North America to interview the Beatles. And look where it got him.
- Al Capone hid out in Th.Bay to escape imprisonment.
- Birthplace of Letterman sidekick Paul Schaffer.
Never leave a watermelon in your car for more than a week.
You should always make sure you fit into your tent before committing yourself to 4 months of camping out in it.
You never know when your nephew is going to bite you in the ass.
*Mel is The Jeep formerly known as "The Jeep". He got his name from a combination of the words "watermelon" and "smell". Can you guess why?
...to Glen Harmer of Harmer's Quality Auto Service. After a thorough pre-trip safety check, in which Glen found and fixed
problems with Mel* that other mechanics were too frightened to even look for, Mel is peeling up highway like nobody's business. Thanks Glen!