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Somewhere in Toronto, Canada - 30th May 2008

By: AbbyB

My name is Synapse, and I'm a travelling brain cell.

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I am currently situated in a warehouse in Toronto, but soon I will be packaged up and sent to BC to meet my new owner, Abby.

As I am a brain cell, I would like to learn as much as possible, about different cultures and home-lives, and learn the history of everywhere I visit.

Please take care of me if I visit you.  I'm a little nervous; usually when I go anywhere it is with millions of my friends, but I have decided to be a brave little cell and see the world for myself.

* Posted May 30, 2008, 9:42 pm Last edited May 31, 2008, 4:53 am by AbbyB [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Somewhere in Maple Ridge, Canada - 9th June 2008

By: AbbyB

I am currently in the general vicinity of my new owner's house, but I am locked up in a truck somewhere.  Hopefully I will be able to meet my new owner tomorrow.

* Posted Jun 10, 2008, 5:06 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Maple Ridge, BC, Canada - 10th June 2008

By: AbbyB

Today I got to meet my new owner, Abby.  Dolly and Yum Yum were on hand to greet me...

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And so was Abby's cat

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And here I am!

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Now that I'm here, I can't wait to begin my journey as the only travelling brain cell on ToyVoyagers :]

* Posted Jun 11, 2008, 6:50 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Port Moody, BC, Canada - 11th June 2008

By: AbbyB

Tonight I went to the athletic banquet at Abby's school.  They were presenting awards to twenty-eight teams.

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Abby was a little upset that she wasn't recognized for her cross country coaching, but her rugby team made up for it by giving her flowers; the entire team also received medals for doing so well this year.  I got to try it on.

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And what pretty flowers!

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There was also a barbeque, but there was so much going on that Abby forgot to take a picture of me enjoying my food.

* Posted Jun 12, 2008, 9:49 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Port Moody, BC, Canada - 13th June 2008

By: AbbyB

Today was the last day of school before summer break at Abby's school.

Of course, there were grad pranks, pulled by the grade 12s who are graduating.

This smashed-up car was placed right outside the front doors.

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This car was TP'd

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There were balloons everywhere

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And there was this in the office (we all know who did it, but we're not going to say who, only that AbbyB wasn't a part of it)

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There was a party in one room to celebrate a group of people who completed a specific academic program.  Abby was a part of it, so we joined in.

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There was lots of pizza

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And cake! (IB are the initials for the program; the other two cakes said 'IB Finished' and 'IB Outta Here')

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I got the 'I' from the pink cake

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I learned all about Canadian grad traditions today!

* Posted Jun 14, 2008, 4:50 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada - 13th June 2008

By: AbbyB

Later in the day, we went to the hair salon, where Abby's best friend was cutting a bunch of her hair off to donate to an organization that makes wigs for cancer patients.  Look at how much she cut off!

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* Posted Jun 14, 2008, 5:00 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Vancouver, BC, Canada - 14th June 2008

By: AbbyB

Today I got to attend a very special event, Abby's commencement.

We went for dinner first, at the Old Spaghetti Factory, in Gastown.  The menu at each location is different, and has historical facts about the area on it.

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These are all the locations.  Abby says that one day she'd like to visit all of them, but she's only been to five so far.

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Then, we went to the Orpheum, where the ceremony was to take place.  The Orpheum was opened in 1927, and when it first opened, it was the largest theatre in Canada.  It was bought by teh city in 1974 and refurbished, and is now the permanent home to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.  Abby forgot to tell anyone to take pictures of me in the theatre, but her sister was kind enough to do it.

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Finally the ceremony started.  There Abby is, with the choir.  She's actually out front singing.  She doesn't want to toot her own horn, but she's very proud of herself, and you can watch the YouTube video here.

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Here I am with her graduation certificate, composite photo and hat.

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* Posted Jun 15, 2008, 11:09 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Maple Ridge, BC, Canada - 16th June 2008

By: AbbyB

Today I learned about the sorts of things that grow in the Pacific Northwest.

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Abby said that this year was a really good year for rhododendrons, and that they were everywhere a few weeks ago.  They also ahve some lilac-coloured ones, but they are not as pretty as they were.

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Look at the size of these leaves!

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Oh hello.  These gnomes are all over the front garden, and apparently every single one is named Smedvik.

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Can you see me?

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One solitary daisy

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Poppies

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Strawberry plants

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I climbed lots of trees.  It was a little difficult, because I don't have limbs, only dendrites, but I managed.

A maple

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A ginkgo

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An apple

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And a fig

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Abby's family grows vegetables too, but it's a little early in the season for much.  This is their assorted lettuce patch.

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Help!  I'm being eaten by a fish!

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Haha, just kidding.

Tomorrow I am off to Montreal for a week with Abby's best friend.  Abby made me a little tag, just in case I get lost.  She tied it around my myelin sheath, but not too tightly, because she doesn't want to interfere with any impulses I might have.

PS: Neil, both Abby and I are liking how the new layout is looking.  Good job!

* Posted Jun 16, 2008, 11:04 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Montreal, Quebec, Canada - 29th June 2008

By: AbbyB

I'm back from Montreal!  It took a while to have all the pictures of me sent to Abby and to write up the posts for my travelog, but here they are.

After being unceremoniously dumped into a mailbox by Abby's dad, I was rescued by Beckie, who packed me in her carry on bag.

At the airport I borrowed her cell phone to say goodbye to Abby.

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Here's my ticket

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And off we went to Montreal.

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At the hotel, I checked out some good places to shop and visit

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The view from my hotel room

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* Posted Jun 30, 2008, 7:26 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Montreal, Quebec, Canada - 30th June 2008

By: AbbyB

Now for sight seeing and shopping.

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Riding the Métro

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We ate here

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And here

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Beckie really likes Lush, so we had to visit.  I'm not a skin cell, so I don't care much for soap.

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This boutique is off Rue St Laurent, which is known for its shopping

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In true Vancouverite fashion, Beckie had to take a picture of me here

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This is the health and social services building in the Latin Quarter

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Then we walked along Rue St Dennis

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And we arrived at the Basilique de Notre Dame de Montreal, named after the one in Paris, of course.

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The original church here was built for the Roman Catholic Sulpician Order in 1672, but by 1824 the congregation had outgrown the church and Notre Dame was built in its place, in the Gothic Revival style.  At the time it was the largest church in North America.

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The organ

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Then we went outside.

* Posted Jun 30, 2008, 8:14 am Last edited Jun 30, 2008, 7:55 pm by AbbyB [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Montreal, Quebec, Canada - 30th June 2008

By: AbbyB

Then there was more sight seeing, but not before I helped Beckie eat a cupcake (Beckie and I agree that it wasn't as good as anything Abby would make).

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Beckie isn't too sure about what these places are.

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At the end of the day, I tried to call Abby at home, but her phone was busy  :(

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* Posted Jun 30, 2008, 9:27 am Last edited Jun 30, 2008, 7:57 pm by AbbyB [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


A wedding, Montreal, Quebec, Canada - 30th June 2008

By: AbbyB

I went to a wedding!

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At the reception.  Oddly enough there was no place setting for me.  Luckily Beckie could

make some extra room for me.

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My vantage point in Beckie's dad's shirt pocket

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I met the bride!

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After a long day, it was time for a nap back at the hotel.

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* Posted Jun 30, 2008, 9:31 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - 30th June 2008

By: AbbyB

Next, we flew to Ottawa, the capital of Canada.

We visited the War Museum.  This car was parked outside.

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Beckie later found out that she's not supposed to take pictures inside the museum, so shhhhh, don't tell anyone.  In our defence, we didn't know.

Part of the museum focused on eugenics.

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Then we explored the rest of the museum.

This article is about Hitler.

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And this is his car.

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This is a cartoon about different war planes.

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Medals

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An article about Canada's navy at the end of WWII

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Uniforms

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Weapons

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Vehicles

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Posters

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Rationing

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A model of destruction

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http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a156/bolganeagh/Gems%20Stuff/TV/Synapse%20Montreal/IMGP0250.jpg

Army tank

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And more weapons

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http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a156/bolganeagh/Gems%20Stuff/TV/Synapse%20Montreal/IMGP0254.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a156/bolganeagh/Gems%20Stuff/TV/Synapse%20Montreal/IMGP0257.jpg

This is a Dutch cartoon about the Canadians liberating the Dutch from the Germans

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Parachuting

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a156/bolganeagh/Gems%20Stuff/TV/Synapse%20Montreal/IMGP0264.jpg

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Abby says this is a typical Beckie photo.  Well, give me a hat and call me Che Guevera.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a156/bolganeagh/Gems%20Stuff/TV/Synapse%20Montreal/IMGP0267.jpg

A model of part of the Berlin Wall

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Uncle Sam on a magazine

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* Posted Jun 30, 2008, 7:47 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - 30th June 2008

By: AbbyB

Then, we moved onto the Museum of Civilization.  It's all about various aspects of Canadian

life throughout history.

This area is all about postal workers.

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http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a156/bolganeagh/Gems%20Stuff/TV/Synapse%20Montreal/IMGP0275.jpg

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This area is about pioneer life.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a156/bolganeagh/Gems%20Stuff/TV/Synapse%20Montreal/IMGP0279.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a156/bolganeagh/Gems%20Stuff/TV/Synapse%20Montreal/IMGP0280.jpg

I am sitting on hand-spun wool

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http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a156/bolganeagh/Gems%20Stuff/TV/Synapse%20Montreal/IMGP0291.jpg

Here is some of the stuff in Canada Hall

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http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a156/bolganeagh/Gems%20Stuff/TV/Synapse%20Montreal/IMGP0285.jpg

Mounties

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http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a156/bolganeagh/Gems%20Stuff/TV/Synapse%20Montreal/IMGP0287.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a156/bolganeagh/Gems%20Stuff/TV/Synapse%20Montreal/IMGP0292.jpg

Here I am posing with John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Pierre Trudeau, the Canadian Prime Minister

in 1969.

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I feel sorry for this guy

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Outside the museum, you could see the Parliament Hill.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a156/bolganeagh/Gems%20Stuff/TV/Synapse%20Montreal/IMGP0295.jpg

* Posted Jun 30, 2008, 7:49 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Parliament Hill, Ottawa, ON, Canada - 30th June 2008

By: AbbyB

We decided to get a closer look at Parliament Hill.

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Rideau Canal.  It was built in 1832 and it is the oldest continuously operated canal in North America.  The Governor General of Canada, the Queen's representative, lives in Rideau Hall, which also overlooks the canal.

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http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a156/bolganeagh/Gems%20Stuff/TV/Synapse%20Montreal/IMGP0301.jpg

Inside the Parliament buildings.

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http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a156/bolganeagh/Gems%20Stuff/TV/Synapse%20Montreal/IMGP0309.jpg

Look at all those books

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http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a156/bolganeagh/Gems%20Stuff/TV/Synapse%20Montreal/IMGP0313.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a156/bolganeagh/Gems%20Stuff/TV/Synapse%20Montreal/IMGP0316.jpg

A tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

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The House of Commons, where the Cabinet meets to vote on bills

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http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a156/bolganeagh/Gems%20Stuff/TV/Synapse%20Montreal/IMGP0321.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a156/bolganeagh/Gems%20Stuff/TV/Synapse%20Montreal/IMGP0323.jpg

Rideau Canal again

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a156/bolganeagh/Gems%20Stuff/TV/Synapse%20Montreal/IMGP0325.jpg

A view of Ottawa

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http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a156/bolganeagh/Gems%20Stuff/TV/Synapse%20Montreal/IMGP0328.jpg

This plaque states that there are fifteen Canadian flags visible from that area.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a156/bolganeagh/Gems%20Stuff/TV/Synapse%20Montreal/IMGP0327.jpg

The tower in 'Centre Block'

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And the view from there

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a156/bolganeagh/Gems%20Stuff/TV/Synapse%20Montreal/IMGP0331.jpg

The next day I came home.  Before I was returned to Abby I thanked Beckie for being such a good host.

Now I am off to South Africa to visit MrsC!

* Posted Jun 30, 2008, 7:54 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


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