Peripheral (nineveh_rains) wrote,

Day 1: Playing Tourist

Leah awoke to the sounds of "the alarm clock orchestra" so that Elaine could drop her off at the car rental. Me, I got to sleep through it all. :)
I woke up at my usual 11am, got dressed and had breakfast. By this time it was almost noon, so I went to see if Leah was getting up. She wanted to sleep a bit more, so I went and read for a little less than an hour. By this point, I was about ready to fall asleep myself, so I got her up and we went to WalMart to pick up a few things. Leah bought herself a digital camera which I got to set up while she phoned her insurance company while driving to Dunnville. Seeing my grandparents was good but sad. My gramma is becoming more incoherent (due to Alzheimer's) and my grampa is just getting senile. He asked Leah how to use a telephone because he couldn't remember how. He also seems to be really easily ticked off these days; he was ranting about some lady asked him to sing and it wasn't what he was expecting so he told her he wasn't going to come back. Later, he ranted about how the staff mentioned his birthday at dinner or something and he got all angry about that. He said, "I don't want any mention of it. I don't know how old I am, so it doesn't matter." It's a very foreign idea to me to not have any idea of how old you are. I know people have to sometimes calculate based on year, but to have no idea at all? Anyway, apparently he is 81.
Leah took lots of pictures and video with her new camera. After an hour of visiting we were ready to leave. We went to eat at Leah's favourite pizza place: Squires Pizzaria. We ordered what we used to get when our dad was there, but it wasn't the same (but the food was still good). We ordered a lot so that Leah could bring home leftovers! :)
So, we left Dunnville and drove back towards Welland. Leah decided to play "let's follow this road cuz I'm not sure where to go". Ergh. Anyway, we finally got to the Falls and we stopped at Artistic Impressions to see if she could get her tattoo done. They didn't have anything open then but told us to come back tomorrow. So, we went down by the Hill and played tourist because Leah wanted to buy souvenirs for everyone back out West. We basically hit every souvenir shop on the Hill, and we walked down to the Hershey store. They don't sell Crackle bars there any more. :( We went down to look at the falls, but it was too dark to get anything on camera. I took a video of the moving festival lights and photos of a bunch of random stuff. By this time, we are damp from the mist and starting to get cold. We walk back up the Hill and stop and 7-11 on the way home for beverages.
When we got home, I did a few online things I needed to take care of and then handed the computer over to Leah. I had a really bad migraine last night. The quietest crinkle was so loud. It was different, because in the past, all of my migraines have been light sensitivity, but this time that didn't bother me. Well, we watched the first two episodes of Tru Calling, and then I went to bed.

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