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We had a great time at Comic-Con last weekend, though I think the Toronto one was better.  The convention centre in Niagara Falls wasn’t big enough.  Even though we were there at 10 it was so very crowded.  It was so bad that I didn’t get many pictures and somehow missed getting a picture of Auntie Belinda and Uncle Stefan!

Dukes of Hazard, General Lee.

I keep telling Daddy he should come with us but he doesn’t think there’d be anything for him.  Well here’s the General Lee and Batmobile for a start.

And how cool are real, moving, and talking Daleks?!

Darth Vader and his minions.

Here’s Ella as Maka and Soul Eater (her scythe).  We found Medusa who is also from the same anime.

It was such a great day for Ella.  She was the first one to get recognize and acknowledge while we were waiting in line.  A number of people asked for her picture.

Uncle Stefan was King Pin again (picture from Toronto) and was a hit of course with everyone.  Auntie Belinda was Hit Girl and looked really cool too.  There was a professional photographer taking pictures and as soon as I figure out how to get a copy of our pictures, I’ll have some of Belinda and Stefan to share.

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And the Steampunk people liked my outfit too!  We didn’t stay for the Masquerade (costume contest), Ella wanted out of the crowd before it started.  My friend Teresa was sure I’d be a hit there.  It’s only for hand-made costumes (i.e., not bought).

There were these weird trees outside of the convention centre.  Look at those spikes?

This is a shot of the leaves.  Even the branches had long spikes.

We’d had about enough of the convention by lunch time.  The crowd was getting too over-whelming for Ella and I was getting tired of trying to manage her scythe so that the only people she hit were Auntie B and me.  Uncle Stefan packed a lunch and we found a great park at the top of the Falls.  Ella and Uncle Stefan are already talking about the next one!

The Real for Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real this week isn’t a picture.  I don’t know what it’s been like where you are, but up here in the Ottawa Valley it has been rather cool the last few days.  Not the, ‘ah, this is such a nice break from the humidity’.  It’s the ‘it feels like November’ cold and damp.  This morning when Colin got up to chore the house was down to 63F!!  He’s finally had enough and started the fire in the outdoor furnace again.  The house is now up to 68F and feels so much more comfortable.  I need to run out to the store this morning and I will definitely be wearing my coat.

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