Thursday, September 18, 2003

Look out! Hurricane Isabel is on her way! As usual it looks like the Carolinas are going to bear most of what this hurricane has to offer. Up here in Canada it looks like we get to experience a day of rain and heavier than normal winds. Learn more about how hurricanes work here.

Do you remember where you were during Hugo in '89? It just so happens that I do! The night Hugo hit Toronto I was on my way to Canada's Wonderland to see the Fine Young Cannibals in concert. This evening was of particular importance since it was my first real concert experience and some little hurricane was not going to spoil it. My actual first concert experience was going to be Platinum Blond a few years earlier but just before they were to arrive in Kingston to play at memorial arena the band broke up (sad eh?).

OK, back to the hurricane....

So we made it to the concert and from what I remember we saw most of it before deciding the heavy rain and wind were getting stronger. Then it was with great sadness that we left the concert (I'm pretty sure we left early but my memory is fuzzy on that one) to try to get back to Whitby in one piece.

Needless to say the 1.5 hour drive home was scary at times due to said hurricane (Hurricane Hugo if you weren't paying attention). One particular moment I remember clearly (odd for me) was hydroplaning and almost wiping out on the on ramp to the 401 from the 400. While the weather certainly had something to do with it, I later discovered that the tires on the car (a Dodge Aries for anyone that was wondering) were very old and desparately in need of replacement.

Oh well, that is the extent of my hurricane story. In usual fashion my memory is a little fuzzy on some of the details but it is still a story nonetheless. You can be the judge on whether it is a good story or not.

Friday, September 05, 2003

Here is a link to pictures of Kelly and Lionel's new house. Very nice.

Thursday, September 04, 2003

I know it is only September but the snow will be here soon which means winter vacation time!!

It has only been in the past few years that I started going on winter vacations and now I am hooked. I love getting away for a week to relax and play in the sun.

Anyway, right now I am leaning towards going back to Costa Rica this winter and thought I'd pass along a link to my last trip there in 1999.

Costa Rica Trip - 1999

Monday, September 01, 2003

I'm not sure how it happens but somehow Angela gets her face in a lot of pictures. Anyway after sorting through my last few months of pictures I decided it was time to put them all together into one album. Enjoy the show!

Angela Faces Photo Gallery
Since it is a holiday today Shannon and I decided to go on a rollerblading adventure. We went to the Museum of Civilization for a few hours to see the final day of the Bog People exhibit and then went to the market for lunch and ice cream before heading back home again. The weather was great out so it was nice to be able to be outside and not in the car.