VISITING JILL BURTON AND PETE IN TORONTO

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Sunday, July 15, 2007

WAS TO TORONTO FOR FIVE (5) DAYS, JULY 13 TO 17, TO VISIT MY VERY BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER, JILL, THE SCHOOL TEACHER AND TO DO SOME OTHER BUSINESS.
 
JILL AND I WENT TO THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM, TOGETHER.
THE MUSEUM IS IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO - AND PARKING IS A PROBLEM   -  SO WE WENT BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION  -  A COMBINATION OF BUSES AND SUBWAYS.

THE MUSEUM ENTRANCE FEE IS EXPENSE (AT LEAST FOR A POOR STRUGGLING SENIOR LIKE I AM), IT IS $20 PER PERSON, THAT IS $40 FOR TWO PEOPLE.

AND, THE MUSEUM IS NOT ALL THAT INTERESTING  -  OR AT LEAST I DID NOT THINK SO - I DID NOT THINK THAT IT WAS WORTH THE PRICE OF ADMISSION.

ALTHOUGH I DO NOT THINK THE MUSEUM IS WORTH THE PRICE OF ADMISSION  -  I DO THINK THAT IT IS A BETTER MUSEUM THAN THE ONE IN OTTAWA  - THE MUSEUM IN OTTAWA, THE MUSEUM OF CIVILIZATION ( ONCE KNOW AS THE MUSEUM OF MAN - BUT THE FEMINIST CAUSED A BIG STINK ABOUT IT BEING CALLED THE MUSEUM OF MAN SO THEY CHANGED THE NAME TO THE MUSEUM OF CIVILIZATION - WHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT OUR FEMINISTS???)
THE ONLY THING THAT THE OTTAWA MUSEUM  -  THE MUSEUM OF CIVILIZATION HAS GOING FOR IT IS THAT IT HAS A REALLY NICE MODERNISTIC, FUTURISTIC BUILDING THAT HAS BEEN BUILT WITH $100's MILLIONS OF FEDERAL MONEY. VERY NICE BUILDING BUT THE MUSEUM IS NOT ALL THAT GREAT  -  BUT IT IS A LOT CHEAPER THAN THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM. I THINK THE OTTAWA MUSEUM IS $8  -  I AM NOT SURE BECAUSE I ONLY GO ON FREE DAYS WHEN I DO GO.

THEY HAVE JUST COMPLETED AN ADDITION TO THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM THIS MONTH (JULY). IT IS CALLED THE CRYSTAL ROOM - IT IS NOT A ROOM -  IT IS A SEPARATE 5 FLOOR BUILDING THAT IS BUILT TO LOOK LIKE IT IS PART OF THE ORIGINAL MUSEUM. PREVIOUSLY THE ENTRANCE TO THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM WAS THROUGH A SIDE DOOR ON A SIDE STREET. THE CRYSTAL ROOM, THE 5 STORY, BUILDING ADDITION IS NOW THE ENTRANCE AND IT IS ON BLOOR ST. AND IT IS VERY MODERNISTIC AND FUTURISTIC. IT IS MADE OF STEEL AND GLASS, WITH STEEL AND GLASS PYRAMID PROTRUSIONS STICKING OUT ALL OVER THE PLACE  -  IT IS NOT A NORMAL WALL OR SIDE OF A BUILDING -  IT IS A PIECE OF ART OR A HUGE SCULPTURE  -  IT IS VERY STRIKING. HOWEVER, THE LAYOUT OF THE MUSEUM INSIDE IS VERY CONFUSING  -  AS IT IS REALLY TWO BUILDINGS PRETENDING TO BE ONE BUILDING.

I CAN NEVER UNDERSTAND HOW COME THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO HAS BETTER MUSEUMS (THEY  ALL ARE PRETTY MUCH BETTER - WITH ONE OR TWO POSSIBLE EXCEPTIONS) THAN THE GREAT GOVERNMENT OF CANADA.

PLAYED SOME SCRABBLE WITH MY DAUGHTER - SHE WON - I LET HER WIN - IT SEEMED TO GIVE HER A GREAT DEAL OF JOY AND PLEASURE TO BEAT ME  -  HER POOR STRUGGLING FATHER - SO IT WAS WORTH IT LETTING HER WIN  -  I LIKE TO BRING HAPPINESS, JOY AND PLEASURE INTO OTHER PEOPLES LIVES. -  BECAUSE IT GIVES ME JOY, HAPPINESS AND PLEASURE.

WE SPENT SOME TIME DOING SUDOKO PUZZLES  -  JILL HAS BOUGHT A BOOK WITH 1,000 SUDOKO PUZZLES IN IT  -  GOING FROM VERY EASY TO VERY DIFFICULT  -  I WANTED TO DO THE N0. #1,000 SUDOKO PUZZLE  - THE VERY TOUGHEST AND MOST DIFFICULT SUDOKO PUZZLE OF THEM ALL  -  BUT JILL WOULD NOT LET ME DO IT -  SHE SAID THAT SHE WAS SAVING IT FOR HERSELF.  I GUESS I WILL HAVE TO DO IT SOME TIME WHEN SHE IS NOT AROUND AND NOT LOOKING.

SOME PICTURES OF MY VERY WONDERFUL DAUGHTER:
WHO LIKES TO BEAT HER POOR ELDERLY FATHER.

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elisex
elisex on

Greetings from the Canadian Experimental Farm
Hi darling,
Taking some time off from my not so busy schedule at work (finally now that the workaholics are gone for good) to agree with you on the museums but not so much on the feminists.
Ah! The never ending debate of our 20th and 21st centuries.
As for letting Jill win at Scrabble, I'm not so sure about that.
Love you lots and don't forget to have lots of fun every day of the rest of your life.
Your adoring wife

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