Sunday, November 27, 2011

The week that was....

Typical winter prairie scene - north eastern Alberta.
Above and following are a few photos taken during Jeanette's trip to Alberta to look in on her parents - with sisters Deb and Darlene.  Jeanette was met at the Calgary airport by sister Deb and they drove the four hours north to the Vegreville area where their parents are presently lodged in care facilities.
Last Sunday was spent here watching the western CFL final....while I watched from home on the west coast. 
Darlene, Jeanette and Deb were invited to Deb's brother and sister in law's home (Stan and Bev) to watch the western CFL final.  Sure looks like they were having a great time.
L-R  Deb and Bev's mother in law  Ann,  Darlene, Bev, Jeanette and Deb.All but Jeanette are Edmonton Eskimos fans.  Judging from this photo, it must have been taken before the BC Lions cleaned the Eskimos on the football field and wrote them out of the Canadian CFL Grey Cup that is the focus this Sunday.  Kick off today will see the BC Lions meet the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in our final Canadian Football League game of the year, the Grey Cup.  It's being held in our BC Place Stadium here in Vancouver, BC.
L-R  Jeanette, Deb, father John, and Darlene.
The sisters had a busy week tending to the needs of mom and dad and assisting with moving dad to the local lodge.
Mary (Jeanette's mom) with Jeanette as they examine the most recent ultrasound of our soon to be grandson, Easton.  Our daughter- son in law too - are expecting Easton next April, 2012.
Back in Calgary, Jeanette dropped in to see if Deb's son Jonathon was busy selling men's clothing at The Bay store near their home.  Jonathon works there part time while continuing his studies.
Back home on the coast, Jeanette and I ran some errands on sunny Thursday past.  This photo was taken at Crescent Beach.  One of our favourite restaurants was not open so we opted for another in the shopping district.
We stopped at the local White Spot restaurant for lunch.  Nice, new, modern restaurant that was recently opened in South Surrey.
Other than accomplishing house related tasks and completing a bit of inside work on the new (to us) shed, there really isn't a whole bunch of new stuff to report on.  
I crossed the 49th parallel early this Sunday morning to purchase some cheaper US fuel before crossing back in to Canada.
The famous Peace Arch near the border known by its namesake. To the left is the Pacific Ocean.
I was the only vehicle crossing into Canada.  Check out the downpour.  Man was it raining down hard.
As a NEXUS card holder, we have our own speed lanes to cross into the US and back into Canada.  It's like having a super passport.
For about ten minutes I was out of Canada.  Back in Canada, I beelined for our regular Sunday morning caucus at the place below to solve all of the world's problems.  It's a darn shame that no one listens though!
Problem solving meeting place. Located about 15 minutes from the Canada/USA border.
Jeanette had prepared a short list of grocery related items she wanted.  Just before dropping in at Tim Horton's above, I made a brief stop at the neighbouring grocery store. We are having a few friends over to watch the Grey Cup CFL football final this afternoon.  We'll be hooting for our BC Lions! 

That pretty well sums up the week that was. 

Thanks fro dropping in.


  1. wonderful pictures of the 'week that was'...looks like the family visit was very folks have a great week...enjoy the game today

  2. yeah Lions!!..I knew you would talk football amongst other adventures!!!..have a great week!!

  3. Nice Grey Cup win for the Lions. Glad Jeanette had a safe trip. You have that border crossing down pat, ten minutes out of Canada WOW! Always good getting together with the boy's for those Sunday morning caucus meetings. Have a great week.