For $35, patrons wandering around to the different buildings at the museum and tasted up to 78 different types of wines, beers or spirits, all while taking in the museum. It was my first trip to the museum, and needless to say it was a rip-roaring time. I also ran into several people I knew, which is always fun.
This is the only photo of alcohol I happened to take. I really liked the design (and it was delicious).
The rest of the time we wondered around the museum grounds. One building had lots of WWII stuff:
|I love wartime posters.|
|A paper license plate, Canadian ration booklets and canning sugar coupons.|
But this one was my favourite - a replica building of the Camrose Mail (now the Camrose Canadian, where I work) from what it was like in 1906. One of these days I'm going to ask the museum staff if G and I can come in and do a photo shoot.
|Next time I complain about how slow my Mac is at work, I'll just remember that at least I'm not typesetting a whole newspaper with a linotype machine anymore.|
I had a very lazy Friday and Saturday, aside from G beating me in his first move of Scrabble ("Steamed", for a whopping 74 points. I tell you what, I was mighty steamed after that. I've only won Scrabble versus G once.) and watching the second episode of The Supersizers Go, where the food was mostly pies made out of animal heads. Lovely.
Sunday Gme, G and our friend Ryan packed into my car and headed down the road to Wetaskiwin's Reynolds-Alberta Museum. It's a machine/aviation museum and it was awesome I may not be a big machinery gal, but as someone who grew up on a farm I recognized a lot of machines, especially this one:
|Oil Pull Rumely - Burns Kerosene at All Loads|
|1912 Rumley Oil Pull 30-60|
Since I have a bit of family history attached to these tractors, I couldn't resist getting some photos taken.
|I could tell this Rumley wasn't as old as ours because it had a seat.|
|Also: these things are massive.|
|Do you see that face? This is why I don't let G drive. And just look how terrified Ryan is.|
|I'm starting to perfect that smoldering pin up look.|
|In my hometown in Saskatchewan, it wouldn't be uncommon to see a kid driving that to school.|