26 April 2005

Winnipeg reached



We have reached Winnipeg. What a fine city. The streets hum with life; history lurks on every block. It's a mite chilly today, at least for those of us used to the perpetual 20 degrees celsius of Silicon Valley; it was about 3 degrees on the Yellowhead, the great northern branch of the Trans-Canada which links Saskatoon to Winnipeg, or say minus 15 with the wind chill.


Tomorrow I start the Winnipeg shows with a performance at St. John's High School; a writer from The Beaver magazine will be there covering the show, and there are rumours of further media coverage for Thursday and Friday. Tonight Dave and I happily reunited with our paternal grandmother, Mary Lamont, one of the country's great readers. The Lamont branch of our family lives here, and we are preparing to meet more relatives than we knew we had, at dinner on Thursday; tonight we saw, besides our grandmother, two great aunts, one step-second cousin, and the sister of our first-cousin-once-removed-in-law. It was thanks to the Lamont clan that I learned my genealogical terms.

We are once again on the cusp of a major video upload. The proof: we just upgraded the video-rendering computer by 1 gig of RAM. Stay tuned; we're psyched.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know some of these characters. Who is the step-second cousin? I'm glad they're treating you well, and thank goodness you've arrived before mosquito season.

C.

Anonymous said...

HI

Good Luck!!!!!

Stu said...

Hey It's Stu,
I'm from Mulgrave and I still remember your amazing performance that your delivered I just want to thank you so much again.
Later,
Stu

KIm k said...

Hey

I hope you have wonderful time in Winnipeg.

Good Luck

SMKL said...

Hello

Good luck in your Winnipeg performence.How is the trip so far? Hope your having a great time.

Beth D said...

Good luck on your performance in Winnipeg. They will probably like it as much as I did. Are you having fun on your tour? From the picture it looks like it.

Bye

FionaB said...

Dear Mr. Mitchell

I hope you are having a good trip.I really enjoyed your performance. I wish you could have stayed longer in Vancouver.Good luck on the rest of your trip.

Anonymous said...

i hope your having a great time in manitoba right now!!i hope you had a good time in albergta and saskachewan and now in manitoba!!well good luck on the road hope you come back in Vancouver with a new poem!!GOOD LUCK!!

Anonymous said...

Good luck on your prformance its great.I hope you are haveing a lot of fun. From your pic you look like you are doing good.
Bye m.c

Anonymous said...

Good luck on your prformance its great.I hope you are haveing a lot of fun. From your pic you look like you are doing good.
Bye m.c

Anonymous said...

hope your having fun in manitoba and that your had fun in alberta and in saskachawen good luck!!!!

shanelle

Hollis S. said...

Hi! I am the person who was sick when you came so I haven't seen the poetrty. But goodluck! I'm sure you'll do well in Winnipeg! Have fun!