Wednesday, August 18, 2010

back from my trip.

I got back from Edmonton Alberta yesterday, where I was visiting my sister and nephews.  We drove out west, and camped along the way.  We were out there for 2 weeks, and in transit for about 6 days(there and back). 

I took a bunch of figures to assemble(but not paint, I decided to take a break). I did this because I was staying with my sister, and she lives in the country about 40 minutes northwest of Edmonton, and I do not drive.
I took with me 16 perry dismounted Dragoons, 16 Perry Hussars, 24 Warlord ECW cavalry, 120 Warlord Pike & Shotte Infantry, and 30 firelocks.  As you can see i only got about 1/3rd of the pike & shotte infantry done, and and 60% of the Firelock units.  Still, not bad considering i spent most of my time with my nephews, and on the weekends with my sister. My Nephews are 5 years 1.5 years old, so they are a handful.

We visited Fort Edmonton Park while I was out there. Fort Edmonton was a Northwest Mounted Police outpost that has been restored to it's 1848-era state.  I would have taken pics, but my I'm cursed with a habit of forgetting my Camera.

While I♦ was out there the Edmonton Wargamers Group happened to have a meeting, so i decided to see what  EWG Meetings and meeting place were like.  These seem like a good group of guys.  They meet the 1st and 3rd tuesdays of each month, at a clubhouse.  The club hose was nicer then MIGS, but they lacked the extensive storage space MIGS has, and their terrain collection was not as good as I'm getting used to. again, I'd take pictures, but my camera cruse had struck again.

All in all it was a good trip.  Now that I'm back I'll begin posting again