Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Auto Adventure

These next few posts are a catch up on the last little while. To start with, we had the annual Calgary International Auto Show come to town. This was the first year in a long time that I was able to attend, due to living out in Toronto. It was also Colton's first opportunity to go. He is car obsessed, which brings a tear to daddy's eyes (that's my boy!).

We went everywhere! He sat in almost every car there. I think his favorite though was the "Sally" cars. (For those who don't know what I'm talking about go watch Disney's "Cars") Daddy's favorite this year was the Audi R8, it gives me goosebumps.

It was funny walking around with my boy, he wanted to sit in every car possible. At times he would be patient and wait for people to get out of the cars before he would get in, but other times he was too impatient. He would walk up to the people, gently put his hand on their leg, and then begin to push, saying "Out, Out". He then would climb in and look at the nearest person and point to the passenger seat and say "Down", meaning sit down. He would proceed to work every dial, flick every switch, check every mirror, and pretend to drive. It was too funny.

The little guy tried to give daddy a heart attack too. Earlier in the night we went over to look at the Ferrari display. They had the area roped off to keep the public away. However this one couple let their kid go into the area, and he was sitting on the front of a 458 Italia. With Mom and dad just sitting there watching him, he began to rub his rear back and forth on the front! The sales guy came running over begging the parents to get their kid. He got pretty heated about it with the parents. Needless to say, it was a major incident. So the point of my story, we went over to the Lamborghini section where it was roped off as well. My brother Allan, Colton, and I sat there drooling. I looked down at Colton, and could see what he was thinking. I told him, don't even think about it. He began to inch bit by bit towards the rope, then he tried to make a break for it. Luckily Al has a good reach and was able to snag him at the last moment, pulling him back. The whole time he was being pulled back he was laughing.

Needless to say it was a good time, and I think, it'll be a tradition for sure.