You had a really good time at the Blue Jays baseball game last night .
You loved the antics of the team mascot , somebody dressed up in a blue bird outfit .
His name is Ace, you found out .
Your grandparents even got to see a home run by one of their favorite Blue Jays players.
For all that screaming and yelling that your cousins and grandparents were doing at the game , it sure didn’t help .
The home team lost .
You and your brother were so glad that you didn’t have to bail out any of your relatives out of jail for inciting a riot at the baseball game .
That would have really ruined your 30 Plus Teams Tour of Toronto .
It’s yours and your brother’s first time in Canada and so far the two of you are having a great time .
Today while the men are doing some male bonding time , the ladies are doing some female things .
Manicures , pedicures , and afternoon tea are on the menu .
Just because your cousin thinks that you need a little culture on your 30 Plus Teams Tour , the three of you are going to the largest museum in the country , the Royal Ontario Museum or R. O. M. for short .
You really aren’t a museum person , as all those statues , pottery , paintings , and prehistoric animals look the same to you .
Leave it to your cousin , though , to try to make this visit to the museum interesting .
As you all walk through the entrance that’s known as ” The Crystal ” , which really doesn’t look like it should be a part of this museum , you can’t get over how big it is .
“This place is MAD HUGE , ” you say .
It is , after all , the largest museum in Canada .
The three of you are just on the first floor .
You all are walking through the Natural History galleries .
As if seeing all those Prehistoric animals didn’t bore you enough , your cousin suggests another area .
” What about seeing the Bat Caves ? ” , she asks .
You and your grandmother , for that matter , have no desire to see one bat , let alone many different types .
You didn’t even know there was more than one species of bats .
Seeing one of those animals hanging upside down is more than enough for you .
You look at the brochure of the museum to see if something really excites you .
You do see something .
” I want to see the First Peoples Gallery , ” you say .
Your cousin , who lives in Canada , agrees .
It’s her favorite part of the museum as well .
It’s the area of the museum with artifacts of the first inhabitants of Canada .
They were in the country long before the French and British colonists ever arrived .
This is more like it , you think .
You’re actually enjoying looking at these paintings .
There were so many galleries to see and you had no idea how the three of you were going to visit the entire museum .
Your cousin has an answer for that .
You all weren’t even going to try .
She suggests coming another day since your 30 Plus Teams Tour of Toronto has hardly begun .
The next time , though , you’re bringing the gentlemen along .
They need to get some culture also .