The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon

The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon
Shortlisted for The Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Prize

Friday, 2 July 2010

Canada's 143rd

It was Canada Day yesterday and the Beynon's continued a tradition of heading into Elora for pancakes.  The Centre Wellington Fire Fighters put on a breakfast each year to raise funds for charity.  They break out the big ladder truck for the kids to explore, but this truck is my favourite.

It's a beauty - it still runs  - and carried our mayor around town for the Canada Day parade a little later on.  Here it is from another angle.

The day before yesterday was a busy one as well.  BT Corner saw some added work.  Donor stones were finally engraved (actually they were sandblasted, but I'm not one to pick nits).  The results were good.  Here's our donor stone:

After I met with the gent on-site and answered a few questions, the day was free to spend with the kids.  We decided to visit one of our nearby Conservation Areas.  This one was the Rockwood Conservation Area.  I like Rockwood.  It has caves.

Here are the kids in front of one.  Inside this particular cave, I met this handsome fellow:

I was also impressed that I was able to snap this shot.  

The water was dripping every few seconds, so capturing the exact moment of impact was a bit of skill liberally mixed with a lot of luck.  So far, summer is off to a good start.

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