Well, Harold arrived last Thursday and he has enjoyed his week here in Olds (and Red Deer, my new abode, but only like two days before Harold arrived so Olds still counts). He is soon to be off again on his way, but in the meantime, he wrote a bit in his journal. Here is what he said of his visit here.
Harold C. Castle, Aug 28- Sept 2.
Well, after a very long time I finally arrived at my destination. I am not sure I ever want to return to this country, if all trips will be so long in such a cramped traveling package. Oh well, the road calls me, and I must follow.
Upon arriving my host found my package
me. After a bit of a struggle, he let me again breath fresh air, and I was quite grateful. He and I became immediate friends
. He then took me around and introduced me to some of the local celebrities, starting with the original members
of this nation. I met all sorts, a ninja
, a Jedi
, a couple of ship captains, a princess
, whom I gave proper respect
, a wizard
, and several knights. All in all, I think they enjoyed me coming.
After these introductions, my friend took me to several armies
, all of whom hoped I would side with them. I admit I privately chose the Princess' people
, but well, you have to admit they look pretty sharp. Though there was one faction
I didn't get along to well with, but they were easily frightened away once we met another wizard.
My friend introduced me to many creatures
, some stranger
that others. To facilitate our tour, we were offered many different
machines to transport us. I chose the biggest
one, but that proved to be a rather poor
choice on my part. Fortunately, one of the other
rides came to our rescue. They dropped
us off at a tower
, where my friend told me I might talk with a sorcerer, who had great wisdom. I think though we arrived a bit late.
A fellow was kind enough to row
us out, but I didn't care too much for his choice of landing
place. There we saw some familiar fellows, but they were rather busy with some people, who did not seem interested in helping
us. But before anything got out of control, we were rescued
by a ship of the Imperial Armada, or so my friend tells me. They were quite kind to offer us a lift.
But not much later we came upon a slave ship, a most disagreeable
sight. We planned to come upon her and rescue the captives. But it was a bad idea, for the slave galley was but the bait for a trap
set by some pirates. We would have defiantly been in hot soup
then, if not for the timely arrival of an Imperial
vessel. Deciding it safer with them, we left
the Armadians, with good will, and boarded
the H.M.S. Sea Hawk
After an uneventful voyage, we sighted land and bid the captain farewell
. From there, it was but a quick drive
to the house
my friend and a couple others had prepared for me. So exhausted was I that I fell asleep
at once. After a couple quiet days there, my friend arranged for a larger tour, and to make sure nothing unpleasant happened, pulled a few strings and got us an escort
. The Jedi was quite willing to help us, but unfortunately for us all, we ran into
some people who with significant philosophical beliefs from those of our escort. Whilst they made a frank discussion
of those beliefs, I noticed a empty ride
, and deciding that we could make better time alone, headed off.
The next stop was a strange town
, seeming of a significant age, or so the sign
said. It had a educational
facility, though a bit high
for my taste
. They also engaged in the selling
of cattle, but unfortunately, it was a holiday. Still, I got to see some modern architecture
. Personally, I still prefer the old stone ones, though they are not too bad looking
inside. Our ride
, by the way, was very sweet.
One last stop was a bit sombering, though I admit that I wondered how that pile of metal
could kill anything. But, feeling a bit of the somber mood, my friend took me to play a game he had learned. It was most peculiar, involving the throwing of horse bones
. It might have been fun, but to me felt too dangerous.
At last, my tour of this little bit of the world done, I said goodbye to my friend. But before I left, he presented me with a gift
from himself and his nation. A most excellent sword
, and matched
my outfit quite nice. Well that’s all I have to say for the moment. Now, I must get back to the road.
Gallery when public: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=340559
I'm not sure who will get him next, with BrickCon four weeks away, but rest assured, he will be off shortly.
I build, therefore I am.
Brave words coming from a guy called grapenuts.