Well, I am back from Cape Breton. It was a LONG weekend! I almost need a vacation from my vacation! But, my aunt is married now and I have a new uncle, something that I didn't think would ever happen! My fathers siblings are all married (well, one is divorced now) and my mothers' brother does not show any signs of changing his status as a bachelor, so I am happy that I actually got to go to someones wedding! Hazel, the bride, is closer to age with me than with my mother, so it is a bit different. I always wished we were closer, but her wedding was the first time I have seen her in 8 years. So, this weekend was a bit of a whirlwind. I was in Cape Breton twice in less than twelve months, something that rarely happens, I met a lot of new people, and I got to spend some quality time with my grandfather and other members of my family. This is also only the second time I have ever seen the groom, so we do not know each other at all! We spent some time chatting, though. Actually, me and him were members of the potato peeling club Friday night. Yes, you read that right, I spent Friday night peeling potatoes.
So, I didn't make it to Louisbourg, but I had actually a pretty good time. I hardly see my grandfather, he has never been close to my family, so it was nice to spend some time with him. We danced at the wedding to a Cape Breton Traditional song, and it was actually pretty nice. I will probably cherish that memory always! I just wish someone had taken a picture, but my mother was so surprised I was dancing she never even thought about it! My fathers' parents are dead, so this grandfather is the only one I have left. I have three grandmothers, though. (My mothers' mother, my great-grandmother, and my step-grandmother who is the mother of the bride from the weekend). My grandfather, to be frank, looks terrible so I decided I better spend as much time with him as I can because he might not be around for another visit. Just the change since last summer is shocking. He is 75, though, and this wedding was really hard on him! It says a lot about not waiting until you are in your forties to have children...
Anyway, some pictures:
My Step-Grandmother, My Grandfather, and Me (and I look terrible, but whatever...)