Sunday night we arrived in Halifax. Our three day round trip from Halifax, to Lunenburg, across inland Nova Scotia to Annapolis Royal, then up the valley to Port Williams came to a close with narry a mishap.
Once such incident took place after playing Frisbee in the tall grass; someone got a tick. In fact they had the tick on their hand through the whole concert that night, they didn’t complain once. Afterwards, in the car, the boys decided a tick was present and the commotion that resulted was pretty fun. In fact, Gabriel knew a lot about ticks including the difference between a deer tick and wood tick and the best way to remove them. Apparently, deer ticks are octagonal in shape; this made me think of the pentagonal church we just sang in, so I asked the boys what they thought about the shape of the shape of the church. They were polite and humoured me, but, as one boy explained, I was trying to distract them!
Another time, a pick-up truck was driving up the road and the driver seemed committed to not giving the right of way to us, two pedestrians. A rude driver I thought as I stopped. My fellow pedestrian firmly planted his foot on the road, and the truck stopped. I meekly followed the boy across the street. On the other hand, in Port Williams, the quiet country road beside the church sometimes became a thorough fare. As a country road it was tempting to run around on. This was one of the few instances it was actually necessary to play the adult and stop the kids.
Later that night, we hoped to join the parish of Cornwallis for their chicken bbq to celebrate the annual apple blossoms festival; however, we drew so many people that the bbq was sold out. Instead, we went to Smitty’s, chain restaurant for families. This meant loads of ice-cream after the meal.
Yesterday, we had a day off, and, I neglected to write a blog, dear reader, however, an editor went over the previous “blogs”, and sentences have been clarified!
There is so much more to say, and it will be said, but presently, all I can do is urge you to attend tonight’s finale at the First Baptist Church on Oxford Ave. at 7pm. It will be transcendent. Pay good attention to the William Byrd piece. It has five parts and according to Nick Halley, the boys have picked up the knack for singing with four other parts.