July 15th, 2003

newavi

Hi.

Hi...

We made it there... camped... and home again. All safe and sound...

We went to a provincial park called "Fitzroy" which was surprisingly close... only a 30 minute drive away!!!! (who knew?)

It was beautiful... the campsites were big and cozy... the bathrooms were clean and the [ :: beaches :: ] were perrrrfect. Very nice.

Dig this... Open [ :: this :: ] picture... guess what's in that bag?? Why it would be [ :: this! ::]... the bottom layer is filled with rocks we heated up in the oven... then loaded it with pizza, although there is no ends of uses for this thing... so on our first camping night? We had pizza. :D

This is the view away from our camp site... although it was blocked by about 20 feet of forest...

(in the other direction is a power generating damn... kinda cool looking).

The best part? Well the kids got to do just what kids do on camping trips... eat plenty of snacks... complain a lot... fight... play hard... sleep like the dead and enjoy themselves completely...

... and of course, there was plenty of [ :: roasting marshmallows :: ]

Of course... whenever we go camping... we all turn into "The BURNINATOR"... She-RA-of-the-Fire-PIT will poke away at a fire for freaking ever... :D And, of course, I love to set it up... you know... paper, twig teepee... stick log cabin... larger "sticks" leading to suspended firewood... huge and ready to light just so... Of course, it never works... so I pour a little naphtha over it... toss a match and it's BURNINATOR time... I get the kids to chant "Trogdor" while the fire lights.

Imagine how freaking productive primitive man was before they discovered fire... you know... it would be like... "Ok, gotta get me some food... hmmm... draw a few pictures on this cave... oh, kill that... eat eat eat... oh, what am I gonna wear...... where am I gonna sleep..." work work work work work work... Then they discover fire... and it's... "Cool... fire... " stare stare stare stare... poke.. poke...stare stare...


Anyways... we're home... and I have a Blues Brothers post to work on and it's a BB night.

er... did I miss anything? :D
newavi

...

*sigh*
My father-in-law.
Suzannes father.

She will speak well of him.
And there is much to say.

A dedicated and loving parent
Welcomed seven grand children.

A great Canadian by any measure.
Distinquished military service ,

A career in Quebec provincial politics of significance,
The black robes and gavel career behind the big bench,
sitting in judgement until a graceful retirement.

My father in law.

The Honerable Judge Richard Hyde, retired.
Brigadier General, retired.
RIP, July 15, 2003