While William and Adam went off camping at the cayuga dragstrip, I offer proof that Jadzia and I had much more fun. We attended a lovely party for my friend Natalie, mother of two of my daughter's handsome suitors (including the icing monster pictured above). We picniced on the grounds of Dundurn Castle, then took a tour of the lavish mansion.
Jadzia's favourite phrase of the day: "I want to go that way!" She would then dash off in the opposite direction of the tour, ducking under any rope barriers that were in her way. She wanted to go downstairs when we were upstairs and upstairs when we were downstairs.
Dundurn Castle is significantly larger than my house, even though it was a family of four who lived there. As the gentleman in 1850s attire lead us around, I felt a bit envious of the previous inhabitants. I have a family of four. I should therefore have an 18,000 square foot mansion with twelve servants, and a view of the lake, and cannons. But then I remembered that they didn't have television or internet access. I would trade all those servants and that big old mansion to be living here in the information age. It's also pretty cool having cholera-free water.
Anyway, I really must use the magical powers of the internet to figure out how to make olden times sour dough bread. The stuff they made there was hella good.