Return to Toronto

We drove back to Toronto.

A road stretches away, lined by conifer. It's dusk and a few windblown clouds are in the sky


Royal Ontario Museum

I went to the ROM today.

Stuffed birds posed as if flying

I visited the biology section, with friends.

Three young people look at museum exhibits

We also looked at the minerals.

colourful mineral specimens

A good time was had by all.

Heater made with candles and flowerpots

This heater shows no open flame and gets quite hot but won’t set things on fire. You need a well ventilated place to use it, not a tent.

If you don’t have the bolts and washers to assemble this, one flowerpot and three or four stones would be better than an open flame.

See the flowerpot heater video!

Luray Caverns

Luray Caverns, Virginia

Luray Caverns, Virginia

We visited the Luray Caverns in Virginia. They’ve been known since the 1800s.

Luray Caverns, Virginia

Luray Caverns, Virginia

It was fascinating, with curtains and piles of calcite and other minerals.

Oakville splash park

I found this gem in Oakville near the lake shore.

Splash park in Oakville, Ontario

Splash park in Oakville, Ontario

Royal Ontario Museum

Some friends came from out of town and we all went to the museum.

A greenish metal tree in a museum

The Tree of Life

The Chinese ceramics were superb.

a large, smooth, round vase of beige pottery




Christmas in Niagara Falls

Christmas is a quiet time in Niagara Falls. Without the obligations of a young family, we can spend an idyllic weekend there.

Niagara Falls at night