I can't believe I forgot my camera yesterday. That's not like me. If anything, I forget my cellphone, but never my camera. Oh well. This is a scan of the picture we bought before getting on the jet boat to play in the rapids. This is the number one E-ticket (does anyone remember when Disneyland used A-E tickets and you got a book of them at the entry? The E tickets were for the biggest and best rides.) if you are visiting Montreal. Oh sure, there is a Six Flags here, but that doesn't compare to wrangling with nature.
boating exam for Canadians
A couple of fun facts learned. The great lakes and St Lawrence river account for 18% of all the fresh water on Earth. (It's too bad we insist on poisoning the lakes and river.) The river levels are higher than in 23 years due to our massive snowfall in the winter and very wet spring and summer. Rapids are caused more by the narrowing of a river than any undulation of the riverbed.
After the fun, we strolled down to the village for a couple drinks. It was community day for the gay pride festival and we saw the booths for all the gay clubs in town - bridge, bowling, hiking, gayrobics and outreach programs. I thought it interesting to note that there was a "foster a child" booth actively seeking out foster parent couples in our community. We are nothing here if not progressive. (And no, we are still too selfish to take on a child.)