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!