When I awoke THIS morning to Patti Sue telling me, "There are towels on the line", I knew the routine from yesterday.
|The smell in our part of the campground returned the next day. What a bummer - Jeff made a comment about the smell in this part of Canada. A perception that will probably persist.|
|We went a few miles (errr, whatever) south to Petrolia, Ontario. This was where the first oil well in North America was drilled. This was a little museum/working well display. Joe demonstrates an early well-drilling technique. This field still produces 210 barrels a month -- they use old methods for display. It was cool.|
|The place also had a little school house where we sang "God Save the
Queen" and said the Lord's prayer. On the board was this riddle:
"We are the little airy creatures,
One of us in glasses set,
The other you may see in tin,
If the fifith you should pursue
We haven't figured it out, yet....
We traveled to Sarnia to play in a water park. There was a price break at 3:30 and it was 2:45, so the five of us played a twenty minute game of Lazer Tag. It was really fun - a great area inside for this. But when we were done the weather looked bad, so we headed for Port Huron.
|We were stopped on the top of this bridge with lightning all around. Odd thing -- when we entered Canada a few days ago, they were very interested in making sure we didn't bring in any guns. When we entered the U.S. today, they asked, too, but when we said we didn't have any, they said we oughta and they gave us one (kidding).|
|We went on to Durand, Michigan and in this campground we are right next to a swim pond. We can sit at our site and watch the kids swim.|
As I write this, the kids are watching the last half of "Back to the Future II". Then it'll be bed.