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Spring Forward to Summer

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OK, I guess I shouldn’t have complained so much about the cold weather!  We are now breaking heat records in the West, all up and down North America.  It hit 30+ degrees centigrade in Alberta which is 100 degrees fahrenheit and no air conditioning!  And as you probably have guessed, I am  back hanging with the Canadians and loving every minute, aye?!?!

Before arriving in Canada, I took advantage of my time in Park City, Utah. The best part is spending so much time with family!  I was able to watch the presentation and be the very proud mom of my son, Andy, getting named Teacher of the Year,

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I went camping in southern Utah with Andy’s family and friends.  The red rock and search for Butch Cassidy’s hangout brought back so many memories of times spent in that part of the state.

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After playing disc golf in San Carlos, Mexico and getting pointers from pros, I thought my game may have improved but not so much.  However, playing in my old stomping grounds with new and old friends was worth the lousy throws.

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I rode the new zip line at Sundance with my friend, Kim, who came to visit from Carlsbad.  It was soooooo fun being 500 feet above ground and going really fast!!!!

Screen Shot 2015-06-28 at 2.53.06 PMThe best of all, though, was getting to have all three of my granddaughters together!!!  A nana dream!!!

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Bill was also busy, getting Little Bow ready to enjoy and play this summer.

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HIs favorite activity was taking  a motorcycle trip with old friends to British Columbia.  This group of men have known each other for over 40 years and have some incredible stories to tell. (As I write this, Rocky, in the gray shirt, is in a coma at the ICU in Calgary after contracting a blood infection and meningitis.  Very unusual at this age, it usually occurs in children. Prayers and thoughts can be sent his way.)

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This is my 4th summer in Alberta and it is starting to feel familiar.  I can find my way around, enjoying Bill’s, and now my friends, as well as celebrating their national holidays, like Canada Day on July 1st.

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Feeling a little homesick though, on the 4th of July, a couple of Bill’s good friends, Vickie & Mike, had a BBQ for me.  A great way to spend a USA holiday in Canada!

Screen Shot 2015-07-11 at 7.55.18 AMWe have spent a lot of our time at Little Bow this summer, Bill’s cabin on the lake.  I love it there. Bill has put in a one hole golf course, improved the horseshoe pit, and we are in the process of putting in a waterslide.  We want people to come and visit and enjoy!  We also try and have an afternoon float, swim, and/or kayak on the lake.  It is a perfect way to unwind.

Screen Shot 2015-07-17 at 11.25.53 AMOne day, I realized, for sure, that I was not in San Diego or the US, when at the sound of hoofbeats, I discovered the Canadian posse or some of Bill’s friends riding down the hill!  A beer later, they rode off into the sunset!

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Opening this blog, I commented or complained about the heat.  As I write this on July 17th, it is now 47 degrees (29 centigrade) in Canmore…brrrrr!!!!! I promise no more weather complaints! (Thanks Sara, for letting me borrow your jacket for a quick walk).
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I hope everyone is enjoying their summer, whether it is hot or cold, rainy or dry.

 

One comments on “Spring Forward to Summer
  1. Karen Dean on said:

    I love reading and seeing photos about Little Bow. I’m coming to see you and Bill this coming weekend and I can’t wait!!
    Smiles, Karen

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