Grandpa Stilson’s 90th Birthday!
A trip down to Orangeville to see these wonderful people was definitely worth it! Chris’ grandparents and all of his family are such good people and I feel blessed to know them. As usual, I had to relearn everyone’s names, this being a challenge as Chris definitely has more cousins, aunts and uncles than I do. We stayed the night in a hotel, swam in their indoor pool, and slept…well, I know my kids did. The twin girls actually took turns not sleeping and I think I managed 3 hours. Oh ya! That’s why we don’t go anywhere, I forgot. We only managed to have one professional barfer on this trip and we were even able to catch one of the mementos, thanks to Douglas’ attentiveness, in a Maverick cup. At least we didn’t have to make the long drive from our house to theirs early in the morning. We visited Price’s dinosaur museum which I thought was very well done, especially the part with the brachiosaurus bones sprawled out all over the floor of the central part of the museum. We all had a great time, even the girls, though their academic interests bent more toward the study and feel of stuffed animals (taxidermy) then dried up bones. Instead of, “oh, isn’t that interesting!”, my most common exclamation was, “don’t touch that!”
Here are a few pictures from the day down in Orangeville.
Nice thing about wearing glasses, is it’s hard to tell if the subject is blinking or if it’s just the glare from the flash.