Thursday, July 10, 2008

When Irish Upon a Star...

Every so often when I am in Toronto I will be asked "Where is Camp Norland?" I will chuckle a bit and try to explain that it is located in Kipling, well outside of Verner, which is outside of Sturgeon Falls, which is half way between North Bay and Sudbury. I'm not sure if people actually understand where it is but at this point they generally smile and stop asking questions.

For this reason it surprised me to no end this summer that a pair of people from Ireland came to camp this summer for a month.

Norman and Wendy are clearly two unique people. First of all they share a great sense of humor (which means, for those of you who miss the subtly there, they share my sense of humor). Second they came from Ireland to Camp Norland (again strange). Third they have that great Irish accent. Finally, they are cool people.

I have been fortunate to have been able to hang out with them and get to know them and I'm pretty sure I will be heading to Ireland for a couple weeks in the coming school season.

So today I am a big fan of the Irish.