I had most of my stay for my holidays in Winnipeg (winterpeg) where I have very dear friends who I have visited several times over the years. They say why come over in winter with temperatures of -20 or -30, you must be mad (maybe I am). There were several reasons: I wanted a white Christmas and to be around them, as a very dear member of their family had sadly passed away earlier in the year. I wanted to be around them and be silly and hopefully share in a few laughs. I had a great Christmas there, except we were all sick for a few days, but spirits were high and drinks were flowing.
I knew Rob's moon lived in Winnipeg, an Eliter I only knew by name, but I phoned him up to meet in a downtown bar (Elephant and Castle) on my last day there before i left for seattle. We both turned up on time, thats good for Marty travelling on a bus and not falling asleep this time. We spent several hours talking about Eliters, Canada and sharing a few drinks. I enjoyed Rob's company. We got on very well and I invited him to dinner at a chinese resturant (Foody Goody), a place I had visited 18 months ago. Lovely food and try a few beers. My friends drove Rob back to his home. I enjoyed meeting him and will meet for sure next time. Cheers Rob.
This was like having 3 holidays in one, the start meeting the Eliters from Toronto, my dear friends from Winnipeg, and now Blesusall from Washington state.
I left Winnipeg on the 4th of January 2007, flying first to Denver then onto Seattle. I was to meet my 1st dearest Eliter of 6 years, Princess Blesusall of Shelton, my soulmate. We had always wanted to meet each other. Bles and Bob picked me up at the airport, around 8pm on a Thursday nite. We had din dins at a local bar. I tried a few new beers, not a bad selection. We had a 2 hour drive to Shelton a lovely place in the countryside. Bles lives in lovely old house surrounded by woods, what a wonderful setting. Washington is a very picturess state, nice and quiet and peaceful walking around and wonderful lakes.
It was Karaoke nite on Friday, everybody joined in singing their favourite songs. Bles loves to sing; I am very shy and might sing after a few beers. Right at the end of the nite, Bles and I sang " All my loving" together. I wanted to choose a beatles song. It turned out ok (lol) and I have the proof on video. I even did a little jig during the song. It was great fun. We all enjoyed the karaoke very much, and I had my silly hat on.
On the Saturday it was Karaoke in another bar where I met many of Bles and Bob's friends, lovely people. I wanted to sing "Jesus to a child" or "You're Beautiful," but I knew I would get emotional. I love those songs. I settled for "All you need is love", "Twist and Shout" (with Marty twisting) and one of my favourites "Ebony and Ivory". A few beers later (and southern comfort), "Mambo No5 " duet with bob and the final song of the evening. Four of us sang "Bohemian Rhapsody." What a laugh it was, so funny and on video lol. It was a great evening.
What wonderful folks here. I met most of Bless' family over the few days that I stayed and we had so much fun. Shame I was only here for a few days, but always another time. I left on the 8th of January for the long trip home via Chicago. I get very emotional and hate goodbyes. A few tears were shed but what a wonderful holiday in Canada and Usa. Thank you to all my dear Eliters friends.
Folks ask me "Hey marty you travel alot." Well I love traveling and meeting people, dear Eliters and the culture, traditions and wonderful places. I am young free and single (27, ok add on a couple more years) with no commitments. Where to next Marty? I have a few trips to Belgium, Germany, Netherlands and Bonnie Scotland. This summer i am hoping to travel USA for a year meeting eliters in every state.
Thats all for now folks