There will be more later, but I am stuck overnight in the Cleveland airport and have little time left on my connection here, so I’ll just say this for right now:
- I had a FABULOUS time in Canada.
- I was (and am still) sad to leave.
- Canadians (in general) are a polite and pleasant bunch.
And now, personal messages to all the fantastic folk in Canada!
- Mike & Meags – Thank you SO much for letting me share in your special day. It was an honor and I’d do it again (you know, if one or more governments require it).
- Diana (Meags’ Mom) – I think she might have adopted me if I would have asked – she seems like the sort to help those in need. WARNING: Do not be fooled into betting against her in a pool game, especially if she uses the “I haven’t played in 20 years” line. It’s a complete hustle! (Note to my mom: there was no actual betting.)
- Jose (Mike’s Dad) – You are too generous, sir! Thanks for paying for anything we tried to. I plan to come to Texas and hang out with you just for fun sometime.
- Val (Mike’s Mom) – It’s easy to see where Mike got his niceness from. And don’t worry, I shan’t reveal here to the world who you were trying to set me up with ;)
- Wes (Fellow groomsman, friend of Mike) – You and Heidi are really neat people and I intend to hang out with you when I visit Texas, too. A piece of advice: if a bridesmaid hauls you to the dancefloor, STAY THERE. I’m just concerned for your safety, is all!
- Mandy (Maid of Honor, Meags’ Friend) – Glad to finally meet you! You were a bundle of happiness the whole time – even when I beat you at pool. LET THE RECORD SHOW: I beat Mandy at pool.
- Jamie (Mike’s Sister) – LET THE RECORD SHOW: She beat me at pool. She also has a great Texan accent that she turns on and off at will and gives on-the-spot linedancing instructions should you need them. Go Jamie!
- Alyssa (Meags’ Friend) – The one person who might have smiled more than Mandy. Another friendly sort! Apparently Canada has a monopoly on them.
- Holly (Meags’ Friend) – The word “individual” was created specifically for you. Keep marching to your own beat.
- Diana (Hertz Girl) – You were very nice to a strange harried American and all weekend I used you as an example of how nice Canadians were.
- Jennifer (Woman on Plane) – You were nice right off the bat and I had you pegged for being Canadian right off, too. Sure enough! You Canadians. You can’t even pretend to not be nice!
So. Today’s lesson is: Canadians are nice.
Weekend details later!