Saturday, October 31, 2009

back to thoughts on our trip...


okay...we got a little sidetracked with the cuteness of the matching sleeper and blanket and the craziness of poor understanding of numbers BUT...back to ontario. in "s. him-ee" fashion, i have been collecting my highlights and lowlights of the trip in order to summarise the fantastic-ness of our trip out east. though i'd like to preface these highlights with the obvious: the biggest highlight of course is that we got to see our extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents and introduce them to ben. so awesome.

highlights: 1. excessive desserts. 2. never getting lost thanks to jmac's gps. 3. (tim's) witnessing the maple leaf's worst start in franchise history while in toronto. 4. a time's up battle of champions. 5. watching not one but two impersonations of busta rhymes from amy. 6. 2 - 3 hour breakfast chats at the matuskas. 7. (tim's) jogging around port stanley. 8. imagining the possibilities of buying a shop in port stanley and turning it into a bookstore/coffee shop. 9. (tim's) a high-speed tour of the wardsville golf course with jonny hanging on for dear life. 10. paul's nicknames...for everything. 11. picking up abi at school for lunch then picking up rachel at school for a second lunch. 12. a colossal serving of apple crisp. 13. (tim's) managing to fit in two canuck games. 14. ben's fear of uncle brad's laugh (i guess this shouldn't be a highlight but it sure was funny). 15. the generosity of our family. 16. cheesecake with caramel and chopped up toblerone at the wards. 17. trying out the wii fit. 18. meeting molly green. 19. actually seeing the CN tower while in toronto. 20. donuts for breakfast. 21. a game of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader with made-up rules. 22. anticipating a fight at the car rental place only to have none because there was no sketchiness to the car drop off. 23. staying in only two places while in ontario...fantastic spaces of our own while away from home. 24. lots and lots of photo albums that lead to lots of stories. 25. hershey black cherry and almond chocolate bars. 26. spaghetti sauce.

lowlights: > not getting an empty seat beside us on the plane on the way there. > getting a smaller rental car than i had thought i had reserved. > choosing "shortest route" and ending up on gravel roads on the way to kitchener. > (tim's) our 2009 corolla. > discovering 5 oclock naps are not possible. > (tim's) losing the ski jump game to 10 year old kamrin. > ben's screams before take off on the way home. > excessive desserts.

4 comments:

theRachel said...

It really does sound like a fantastic trip. I'd like to hear more about the Time's Up game of champions.

Hanners said...

i have relatives in kitchener

Jamie said...

I note that the highlights include a lot of food items..... that's good family times.

Joy said...

We've thought about the coffee shop idea in Port Stanley too!