June 26, 2008

The Big City

I had the "pleasure" of going on Keturah's school trip on Wednesday and no, I haven't recovered as yet. We (50 kids and 10 parents) left the school about 10:30am and stopped for lunch in Whitby. We then headed to the Royal Ontario Museum and stayed there from 2 until 4:30pm. My group of girls (4) enjoyed the dinosaur exhibit the best, I think. Here's a picture of the pteradactyl (my personal favourite dinosaur). Following are pictures of the Totem Pole that spans all 4 (or 5) levels, one with Keturah in front...seemed fitting, since we are Aboriginal!

We then headed downtown to the Harbourfront and walked and walked to find our boat. I didn't know it was going to be so small...It was called a schooner and they said it held 75 people...All the parents kept saying, will that hold all of us? You could stay up on deck or go down below, where they had couches and pillows to relax...it was way too hot down below though... We enjoyed a lovely salad and pizza and rode leisurely around Centre Island and the harbour with some older rock music (my fave). The real "fun" started when we headed over towards Ontario Place and where the water got quite rough. The crew cut the engine and put up the sails, so we were going alot faster and it was alot wavier and yep, you guessed it, the kids started feeling it. A few started pulling out their Gravol after one kid threw up. A lot of the other sailboats we saw were almost tipping over, which I am sure they liked, but upset some of the children, who were watching and wanted off our boat right away! We headed back to the harbour and rode around there again for awhile. The cruise went from 5pm-8:30pm (about 3 hours too long). The adults seemed to enjoy it anyway! My stomach was feeling funny when we got off the boat! We then got on our bus about 9pm and headed home. Keturah and I stepped in the door at 11:30pm. I had no trouble falling asleep and have been wanting to nap all day, except I was at work and my head has been aching since last night---oh yeah, I bumped it on my way up the stairs on the boat as did everyone else! So, let's just say it was an "interesting" trip! Below are some pictures from/of the boat. The CN Tower in broad daylight and then later in the evening, some swans who were out around Centre Island and the boat docked after our trip.

Well, off to pack for our trip to Ottawa..The girlies and I are going to visit my friend, Anne and go to the Spa, so I'll have an update on Sun or Mon! Have a GREAT weekend!

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