A couple of you have asked for pics of my trip to Canada...so here they be. Thanks to my expert tour guide rec3000, pictured with me here. I visited Kingston, Ontario...which was settled in the eigteenth century but grew enough to be considered a town by 1838, a city by 1846, and was the first capital of the United Canadas from 1841-1845. The city is famous for its limestone buildings...the Royal Military College, its fortifications, and the shore of Lake Ontario. The first day there I saw the City Hall and visited Fort Fright at Fort Henry (a World Heritage Site), from which you can watch the sunset over the city. The next day I got a tour of the city, including the main Princess Street, here, and here. The city was quite wealthy in the late nineteenth century, resulting in several fine churches (here and here (detail), a cathedral and a number of great Queen Anne-style houses, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Victoria Park, the harbour, restaurants for manly..., and even a cool modernist post office. I was also fed poutine. Kingston is at the entrance to the Thousand Islands region, so the next day we visited the largest of these...Wolfe Island. You can only get to the island by ferry, which helps protect it from development. Rural scenes like this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, and this likely haven't changed in 200 years. We even were greeted by some of the island's residents. While on the island, Rec and I got a home-made dinner made by little church ladies of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, carrots, corn, and heaps of other stuff. Rec is from the area...and related to half the people here (it seems), so I got a great tour! The last day included a hike in the Little Cataraqui (pronounced kah-tah-ROCK-way) reserve with lots of trees, a lake, and wildlife...such as this snake that Rec had to play with after almost stepping on it (the snake pooped on him for revenge). A great tour! Thanks Rec. Hope you all enjoyed.