Over the last couple weeks i got to do a few things with my kid. Actually, the first thing was with two of my kids. Our middle boy is graduating this year and it was his final year on the basketball team. As a wrap up for the season, i drove the bus into the city for them to watch the Harlem Globetrotter's. That was pretty fun. Our youngest, who i brought along as well, did quite a lot of laughing. After the game, we went down to the court and got autographs from some of the team, on the ball we got for him there. Truthfully, we could have gotten more signatures. It's not like there was any danger of missing the bus. The keys were in my pocket.
A few days later, we took our youngest into the city to watch a hockey game. He's sports crazy but he loves hockey. It's the Western Hockey League playoffs. They play in the same building as the NHL, Edmonton Oilers play in. My nephew Curtis, is the trainer on the bench for the opposing team, so we got to cheer for both sides.
|so close you can smell the excitement
We sat in the 2nd row but for the second and third period the seats in front of us were empty, i let our son move up to the 1st row. There was a lot of hits right there and when they crashed into the boards, they rattled and banged loudly. I think my son thought they were coming right through the glass the first time they had a hit right there. For a while, there was a big sweat or spit smudge across the glass. My son loved it.
A couple days after that, i drove one of the buses that took our son and all the grade 6's into the city to the Alberta Aviation Museum. This is him in an old fighter jet. I got to tag along with his group and help them to answer all the questions in their work book.
I have quite a good time driving the bus on field trips. I wish that i would have gotten my bus licence sooner. I would have enjoyed doing some of these trips when my older boys were in the lower grades.
I have a bit of a soft spot in my heart for air planes. My dad was a recreational pilot. That was a long time ago, so long that i can hardly remember it. He sold his plane to buy our farm.
Long before i was ever ken-inatractor, i was just ken-standinginfrontofaplane.
.......and right around that time, i was also, ken-hunterofmoose.
Later this month i'll be driving the bus again for the grade 6's into the city to the University. There, they'll be doing some climbing wall activities as well as something in the pool. I think it's some type of water polo in inner tubes. Although, i'm pretty sure that they don't want the bus drivers in the pool.
Last night, we went into the city to have the after tax season supper with all the people from my wife's office. We had Thai food. I had never had it before but i liked it. The experience was a little different as we ordered plates of food that everybody got to take some from if they wished. It's nice to try different things like that but it may have completely ruined anything i had done on my diet over the course of the week. I hope that i can at least stay on par and not gain anything back. I weigh on Sunday.
.............while out last night i tried Chinese beer that was brewed in a German brewery.....or it might have been German beer brewed in a Chinese brewery. I can't remember exactly as right about the time they were telling that story i was dealing with fire mouth from eating a pickled jalapeno. The beer was pretty good though.