Tom LaPorte

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Oh Canada!

Posted by tomlaporte on June 6, 2007 at 9:36 PM

Greetings!  Shannan and I are off to Canada for another educational adventure.  We intend to zig-zag in and out of upstate New York while on this little jaunt.  Our multi day trek itinerary includes visits to the Jell-O Museum, Niagara Falls, Power Vista Power Plant, Bird Kingdom, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto�s First Post Office, Bata Shoe Museum, Fort York (birth place of Toronto), Black Creek Pioneer Village, Hockey Hall of Fame, Theodore Roosevelt National Historic Site, Peddling History Bicycle Museum, George Eastman House (as in Kodak film and cameras), Susan B. Anthony House, Erie Canal Museum, The Smallest Church in the US, Adirondack Park, Almanzo Wilder�s Family Farm (of Laura Ingalls Wilder fame), McCord Museum of Canadian History, Montreal Biodome, Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History, Montreal Tower, and the CN Center-yes just 1 N, it�s not a 24 hour news centerJ.

And yes, this is our vacation.  Our travel schedule is often far more rigid than our day-to-day work agendas. 

One of my summer projects is to complete a spreadsheet (that I�ll post here no doubt) of all the sites we�ve visited.  We have listed around 135 so far.  It�s been a fun trip down our nerdy memory lane.  I must say, we do appreciate the odd and obscure, more than that we are public scholars.  Gads of useful historic, scientific and down right fascinating information gets conveyed via museums, exhibits and habitats.   

If all this visual, receptive, traditional and experiential information doesn�t make us better stewards of our world and other people in general, I�m sure we�ll at least be better home contestants of Jeopardy.


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