As Blockhouse is just down the road from Lunenberg we had to stop by the Bluenose. Wild Thing asked me to ask the crew if they were pirates. They told him no, they were just sailors. He told me to tell them if they stole stuff they could still be pirates. They were amused. And amusing - they were oiling the deck and wearing plastic bags on their feet. We'll come back in August when we can get a tour, and are going to take the kids to the Sea Monster exhibit at the Maritime museum, and hopefully (depending on $$$ - whale watching) Darkmirror is excited about the giant squid exhibit in the Sea Monster's exhibit.
Sprout loved the sandpit and ate his weight while we were there.
Darkmirror was camera shy, but he ate his weight in hamburgers.
I caught up with a bunch of friends, am envious of those going for their teacher training next year in Toronto, this summer in BC, and am hoping to be back from Ottawa in time for Chiron East (grade intensives this year!)
Papa Pan has been totally swayed. He might do the grade intensive too!
The kids spent their tickets on popcorn, organic lemonade, homemade playdough, dreamcatchers, and flying birdies. The cakewalk was a bust (I really hate those things!) but they got cupcakes as consolation prizes. I bid on a piece of art (4 sparrow chicks in a nest) in the silent auction but didn't win cause I was too broke to give a real bid. Papa Pan isn't into paintings - he loves wood - and fell int love with a dutch woodworker's work (BEAUTIFUL stuff that uses the curves of the rings to make images)