Our Weekend started off on Friday, May 29th as the local fire departments had put together a Yummy Fish Fry at the local Jordan Arena and had hired a group named THE CAVERNERS. (They are a Beatle's Cover Band).
Bob and I took mom along with us as we were going to meet some other family members and friends and wanted to get some good seats.
Upon waiting for the doors to open, we could hear some of the Caverners inside the arena finishing up their sound-check and they came out the front door! Bob asked one of the guys, who happens to be MICHAEL WAINWRIGHT, to stop and have his photo taken with me!! He is quite the talented musician, if you have time, check out the links below the photo. :o)
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The Fish Fry was awesome! Lots of yummy food and for the entertainment, THE CAVERNERS played lots and lots of Beatle's music!!!!!
What a rush! I mean, I had seen them before at the Grape & Wine Festival, but people would have to sit so far back from the band, this was amazing as we could stand right near the face the stage and make eye contact! lol I was smiling ear to ear and dancing around, it was great. Bob was nice enough to take lots and lots of photographs for me. When the band finished playing for the night, JOHN LENNON (aka Michael Wainwright) made eye contact, smiled, winked and pointed at me and left the stage. (GIGGLE) Awesome!!!!!!!!
Saturday morning we headed off to a train show in Hidden Valley, they had a huge G-Scale layout in an old public pool that had been filled in . Amazing!!!! We then headed off to Guelph to a G-Scale train store. We pulled into the driveway of the guy who owns it and OMG, the layout he had in his backyard (complete with pond and island which he had to use a paddleboat to access) was truly awesome. The owner gave us a small tour and then took us into his store and we had a good conversation about a CN Engine which we are going to save up for. We want to copy what we see go by in the back yard, so we want a CN Engine complete with a sound chip and decided to make it battery run instead of via wires/power fed by the track. Oh and also the remote control system. So we got a price --- around the $1,100.00 range. YIKES, we'll have to have a mega yard sale or something to get that. It will take some time, but we're sure we'll be able to save up. VERY exciting!!
On our way home we stopped into a huge antique store we had been to a year or two before with friends. The last time we were there I found a dealer that had TONNES of Yellow Submarine items, wouldn't it figure, he had pulled up shop and was no where to be found. lol
We decided to head for home and stopped into mom's house to help her put the steps in the pool -- Bob stripped down to his underwear (sorry folks, didn't have the camera with me) and got into the surprisingly warm water (72 degrees) and got the stairs in the pool. We're ready for a party now!!!!
When the evening came we were just hanging out at home when we heard Thunder, WOOO, a storm! Well, there was only something like 3 cracks of thunder and it was gone, just the rain came. I headed downstairs to make some tea but the power starting flickering on and off a few times. I called mom inbetween flickers to find out via the Fire Scanner that there was a called-in Structure Fire a few streets over. We grabbed the camera and drove over. We actually beat the fire trucks, but no fire was to be seen. We were confused. We parked the car at the dead end of the street and watched the first fire truck approach. Five firemen got out all geared up and ran to the house. I could see in the distance another firetruck heading our way. I told Bob we should go, first off we might get trapped on the tight street and I didn't want to get into the way of the fire fighters. We started to pull around the first firetruck which was parked and an oncoming car showed up from no-where and was blocking our exit. I guess they might of had a scanner too? lol They finally moved and then the first firetruck wanted to move. We stayed where we were and that's when the fun started.
Everything outside the car turned into this huge bright light and we couldn't see anything and then this massive explosion bang happened overhead. I thought to myself in that mere second "OMG, we just got hit by lightning" and I turned around to look out the passenger side window to see sparks and smoke coming from a huge transformer on a pole RIGHT BESIDE THE CAR. It scared the crap out of Bob who then started to drive because the way was clearn. WHOLEY CRAP!!! As we were driving away Bob looked in his rearview mirror to see the transformer explode again. It was decided we would turn back and try and capture it on video.
We witnessed two or three more explosions and then all was calm. The power was dead. We decided to head for Mom's house as we KNEW it would be a while before the power would come back online. Will and Marnie arrived shortly after and we headed to their house and hung out with candles burning. The power finally came back on around 11:30pmish....... that was approx. 3-3.5 hours after we saw the last explosion.
We slept in on Sunday morning, sooooooooooo nice, I needed it. We piddled around the house for a while, ran out and got groceries and came home. We were excited as we were heading to Port Dalhousie to see a play at the Port Mansion. Our friends Heather Warrender & Todd Melville were in it!!
Me with Heather
Me with Todd
BOEING BOEING was the name of the play!! Bob and I tried to arrive early but the traffic was crazy! There was a rowing competition on and all the parking was taken. We had to park waaaaaays away and had to hurry to get to the theatre in order to get the last two seats.
The play was awesome!!!!!!!!!! Lots and lots of laughter!
Afterwards, Heather ran home to pick up her hubby Xander and they came over and we ordered yummy pizza from JORDAN PIZZA and watched the newest edition of CHARLIE THE UNICORN. lol