Sunday, January 29, 2012

A visit from the Empire’s finest

Saturday morning, shortly after we had finished breakfast in the hotel’s breakfast nook by the lobby, our family was ambushed by Imperial troops:


Fortunately, these servants of the Emperor were on a mercy mission – they were members of the Star Garrison of the 501st Legion, a group of Star Wars costume enthusiasts, and they had come to visit Kol.




The troops brought gifts for all the kids, including a very nice red lightsaber for Kol (who declared himself a Sith Lord, which went over very well with the Imperials), trading cards for members of the 501st, and certificates declaring all the kids “Honorary Imperial Cadets”. Everything went really well… right up to the point that Obert mentioned that he was nicknamed “Obi-Wan”:


Thanks so much to Maureen W for getting in touch with the 501st and getting the ball rolling, to Star Garrison CO TK 1672 for helping organize the visit, and to Star Garrison members TB 4610, TK 8127, and TR 8285 for putting on a great show for us (and for the random bystanders in the hotel lobby).

In less than a week, we should be on our way home to Saskatchewan!


  1. Love this...what a wonderful surprise for Kol...

  2. That was awesome! What a thrill for a brave little boy! Thanks for sharing the pics. My prayers & thoughts continue daily for all of you.

  3. Viktor and Margaret FastJanuary 29, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    May The Force be with you, Kol!

    The Fasts

  4. This is so cool! It reminds us of Kol's Birthday Party at Bethlehem with all the Star Wars people in attendance! So much fun! You look great in the photos, Kol! We are looking forward to seeing you soon. Love from the Linsleys

  5. Wonderful photos....thanks for sharing. Love Kol's smile. Love, Jake & Joanne

  6. Only Mrs W would have contacts with Storm Troopers in Oklahoma! Looks like a fun time. Glad to hear you are coming home soon. Our thoughts and prayers have been with you constantly. The Hicks Family

  7. That is so cool....what a great suprise!