I arrived home from my trip to Canada early this morning, after leaving on the 7:10 am ferry yesterday morning. 17 hours one way is a long trip. When we got there a week ago (the 8th of October) my cousins who were coming in from Alberta (my oldest cousin and his fiancee who are getting married next summer) and PG (Sister to both the groom and bestman) were there waiting for us.
Wednesday most of us, who were staying at my aunt and uncle’s house went out boating on the lake while my aunt was at work. Some of us went down to my cousins house, while he was gone, hid the guns that were sitting out, blew up balloons, and wrote things on them, then stuck them in places around the house.
Thursday my cousin, my oldest cousin’s fiancee went into town, as well as picked up stuff we would need for the Stag party we were doing for my cousin that night, and then came back, and helped stain the arch my cousin had made for the wedding, and had dinner before having the stag party for my cousin. During the stag party My oldest cousin (the best man) and a friend of my cousin’s took him (the groom) out, down the driveway way and across the road, which is when my cousin (the groom) started putting up a fight when he realized that the Lake was involved. “Guys there is a lake down there, and it’s cold”, “That’s the Road” – when he was put down for a bit, “guys, put me down, I’ll walk down on my own” were also uttered. He also hung tight to a log for a bit before he was eventually dunked in the lake twice.
Friday we didn’t do a whole lot, other than going out to Takysie for the traditional friday night dinner. Some of us youngins’ made the “just married” sign for the truck for their “get away” vehicle, and made bows out of Camo Toilet Paper.
Saturday was spent in part out at the camp, for the rehearsal and the dinner, I took a lot of pictures while out at Ootsa Lake, beings that there were not all the wedding guests, and I was just helping with the dinner.
Sunday was the big day. We were all up “early”, and four of the guys (the groom plus three of his groomsmen (two of whom were staying at the house) got ready at the house, before heading out for pictures, and we took some of our own before they left. For Canada, the weather could not have been more perfect for an outdoor wedding in the middle of October. The wedding was lovely, the reception was a few hours later, For the dinner at the reception, they served Thanksgiving Dinner (even though it was the day before the actual Canadian Thanksgiving). so after my cousin, older cousin’s fiancee and I took the chair to the hall, we went back to the house for a bit before the reception. My parents, brother and I headed out not long after the couple’s first dance, because we had to get up in the morning for another 17 hour drive home.
Yesterday we drove back home, and had another 17 hour car ride, which included two stops at Tim Horton’s. It was also Canadian thanksgiving. I drove about 1/3 of the way home, all of which was in Canada.
The only wildlife we saw were Deer, A Llama (one of the deer was being chased by the Llama), a Bobcat or a Lynx, Cows, and a Bald Eagle or two. Three of the deer walked right out in front of the car as we were heading home yesterday morning. Not only were there cows in the fields,
but a herd was being herded down the road as we (my brother, the two cousin’s who weren’t getting married, and my cousin’s fiancee – the one that is getting married next summer) were heading out to the bible camp for the rehearsal dinner.