Thursday, May 3, 2007

Life with Canadians

May 3, 2007

So we met Neal and Kristina here on HSB. We clicked, in the way that people do when they think, "If they lived here, we'd hang out with them." So we invited them down for vacation. They took us up on it. Now, some Local Yokels (a-hem Tim), thought we were nuts when we told them that our Canadian friends that we've never met were coming down to stay with us for a week. "What if they are crazy? What if you don't like them? What if la-la-la?" It's hard to explain that sometimes you just know.

And so, we were so right. We have been having an absolutely blissful week. I can't go into it all now because I have to get ready for our Bloggers' Picnic in just an hour, but here are a few photos for bestsister, who is pining for the Campbells....

Tuesday was an action-packed day. In the morning, the Campbells joined about 120 members of our support group for an amazing presentation by Mr. Clayton Narveson. He shared his experiences growing up during the Great Depression and as a Marine during WWII. We were a captive audience, and he was a wonderful storyteller.

That afternoon we headed up to the Knoxville Art Museum, which was....interesting. Then we headed over to McKays Used Bookstore, which is one of our family's favorite venues. We all found treasures there.

And, as if Tuesday wasn't already exciting enough, Kristina joined us for our monthly book club. This month we ate at Salsaritas, which was excellent, and discussed the book Crossing Over (which Kristina is proudly displaying), which was not excellent. The conversation, however, was hilarious as we dissected this atrocious book!

Wednesday we spent at Dollywood. It was a perfect day: great weather, great friends, and happy children. Putting aside all pretense of "schedule" (who needs one on week's like this?), we topped off the day with a late-evening dinner outside by candlelight.

But the week's not over yet! In just a bit we'll head off for the Bloggers' Picnic, which is bound to be entertaining. The sun is shining in spite of a prediction of thunderstorms, and we have a special surprise of Moon-pies for our Canadian friends.....

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Friday, May 4, 2007 - thanks for the fix

Posted by bestsister (IP Not Logged)

You have fed my addiction quite nicely. So glad you are having a great time. I knew you'd love them as much as we do.

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Saturday, May 5, 2007 - Untitled Comment

Posted by JenIG (IP Not Logged)

we had such a fun time meeting them! thanks again for putting the event together.

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Saturday, May 5, 2007 - Wow!

Posted by anotherblogonthefire (IP Not Logged)

Your Canadians look cool. I wish I could have met them, eh?

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Saturday, May 5, 2007 - How fun is that??

Posted by ComfyDenim (IP Not Logged)

What a brilliant idea!
I'm so glad it was such fun!!
Are you guys going to canada the next time?

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Sunday, May 6, 2007 - Good question...

Posted by anotherblogonthefire (IP Not Logged)

Are you going to go to Canada next time?

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