Well, my father-in-law is on his way to the Gulf of Mexico now. Sounds like he’s in for a bit of a rough ride as Tropical Storm Ophelia is going to be directly in their path.
I guess he got in a little trouble though when the ships were leaving Halifax. Apparently it’s proper naval etiquette for all sailors to stand at attention on deck. Being an army guy, he and the rest of his fellow army guys were all waving at the people there to see them off. Ooops. Guess the sailors should have at least given them a run down on what you’re supposed to do on a ship. ;)
The HMCS Toronto sailed out under an Acadian flag though. My father-in-law took his along, planning on holding it while standing on deck. Apparently they took all the flags that people brought and raised them on the mast. Cool. He’s been joking about the last time a bunch of his Acadian relatives were put on a boat and sent to Lousiana. ;)
I was playing around with Google Maps again and I discovered that it does a pretty good job of finding places by address alone. So, I tried to get a route from the Chapel to Reception. Wow! It worked quite nicely. I might have to update all the maps on the wedding website to use the Google ones. They look much nicer! :D
I really like Google Maps. I’ve been playing around with it for a couple weeks on and off. I was sort of annoyed at first that they didn’t have data on all Canadian cities but that appears to have been fixed now. Search for Charlottetown PEI gives me a wonderful view of the city.
I also found that it’s possible to put your own map points into a map. Engadget has a fabulous article about how to do it using Firefox and some addins. I’d really like to get something like this working without having to use Firefox though. It would be super handy for creating a map Halifax with all sorts of information for the wedding.
Maybe I’ll be smart and figure out something or maybe I’ll just be lucky and someone else will do it soon. ;)