Monday, October 13, 2014

Fall Time...

It got windy here, this early Thanksgiving Monday morning.  The weather is a mix of sun and cloud but the rains of winter are predicted too.   We cannot complain with our weather though.  We live in a very temperate climate.
The view from the street at one of my friend's home.
The colours of fall are evident now.   Some leaves are on the ground now but it is still very green.
Easton @ 2 1/2 years - and at the golf course with his Grand Papa.
Last Thursday morning afforded some nice sunny weather.  I called our daughter, Ginette to see if Easton was free to join me for some golf fun at the Langley Golf Centre.  He was quick to say yes.  By 10:00 am, I was at Easton's home and, with golf clubs in hand, we drove off to the golf centre.
Local golfers were pleasantly startled to see Easton carrying his golf set as we headed for the pro shop.
We started on the putting practice area and, as expected, Easton would get distracted when a mower came within earshot.  He did manage to focus long enough to sink a few putts and it proved to be a fun time; as it is always meant to be.  Golf has to be fun! Once we had exhausted the putting practice, we headed to the driving range where Easton practiced striking golf balls with his 7 iron.  He did hit a couple of balls to about 15 feet from the mat.  Not bad!  He is getting a better handle on how to hold and strike the 7 iron.  His driver and 3 wood (other clubs too) remained in the bag.  The 7 iron was the club of choice for this practice time.
Owen is enjoying a nice outdoor walk in Edmonton with his Nana
Jeanette flew the coop and headed off to Alberta for a visit with our Edmonton based grandson, Owen, and his folks, before heading further east to spend some quality time with her mother.  Tied in with the visit was a planned family turkey dinner on Saturday.  

Deni, Courtney and Owen drove out for the meal and a nice visit with Jeanette' side of the family. 

I, on the other hand, kept the home fires burning (so to speak). 
Owen is welcoming his dad back from work.
Jeanette would text me regularly to state she was enjoying her visit with Owen, Deni and Courtney.  Several photos were included with her text messages. 

Her sister and husband, Deb and Bob (who were our guests only one week back) drove up to Edmonton, on Thursday evening, from Calgary.  They collected Jeanette and headed off to the small town of Two Hills, Alberta, where Jeanette' mom resides in a long term care facility.  
Easton is at the Langley City fire hall with his dad
Thursday evening saw Easton spend time with his dad at the local fire hall.  Trevor is a paid on call firefighter and Easton was invited along for some one on one time.  Talk about fun!
Easton at the wheel of the big ladder truck
With his little fire fighter's suit and helmet, Easton fit right in with the crews.  Trevor told me that the three fire trucks at that hall had all lights on and Easton was thrilled with that.  Easton has also decided to wear his firefighter's pants, jacket and helmet on his Halloween door knocking.  Good fun!
Friday morning country joy ride.
Friday saw Jeanette and her mom drive around the country side in the Two Hills/Vegreville area of eastern Alberta.  With no agenda in mind, it was just a fun outing that kept Mary (Jeanette's mom) reminiscing about their lives on their farm.
Easter Dinner table all set.
On Saturday, Deni, Courtney and Owen drove the two hours from Edmonton to Jeanette's sister's farm for an early Thanksgiving dinner.   From the photos they kept texting me, everyone had a great time and Darlene and Tom's turkey dinner was top class.
L-R  Deni, Jeanette, Owen and his great grandmother.
Owen sure travels well and he too enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving dinner at Tom and Darlene's farm in the Myrnam/Vermillion area of eastern Alberta.
Owen had his mom and dad bring his favourite car/wagon along for some outdoor fun at the farm.
Owen get to have some quality time with his Nana and great grand mother, Mary.
Enjoying an Alberta style Thanksgiving turkey dinner.
L-R  Nana Jeanette, Owen, Uncle Bob and Auntie Deb.
With a great meal had, Deni, Courtney and Owen packed up and headed back to Edmonton on Saturday, late afternoon.  Others visited much later before heading to their respective overnight accommodations.  Jeanette stayed over at Darlene and Tom's home.
Love that little toy car/wagon.
It is Canadian Thanksgiving Monday as I write this post.  Jeanette will catch a ride back to Edmonton with Bob and Deb, later today.  Once at Deni/Courtney's home, Bob and Deb will continue the drive to their home in Calgary; about 2.5 hours south of Edmonton.  Jeanette will spend two quality days with Owen and his folks before I meet up with her at the Abbotsford airport this Wednesday evening.

And that's what up with the RV Voyageur bloggers.   Our sights are now set on readying for our mid-November departure for the US southwest.  Along with those plans are locking in flights to return home for Christmas.  More on that in the weeks ahead.

Wishing all of our Canadian friends a Happy Thanksgiving......and to our American friends, we'll be in your land when you celebrate your Thanksgiving.

Thanks for dropping in .


  1. Looks like a great Thanksgiving dinner

  2. What a great time with Easton and what a great picture of him in the fire truck. Nice to see Jeanette got to spend some holiday time with her Mom and the rest of the family. The weeks will fly fast now with your winter holidays coming so soon.

  3. Happy thanksgiving to you and your family!
    hard to believe that is almost time for you to head south again..time just flies by so quickly!

  4. It sure looks like the entire Voyageur clan had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    The grandkids are growing by leaps and bounds and getting cuter by the day too!

    Love the pic of Easton toting his golf clubs in his own bag.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, Jeanette and your entire family.

  5. Looks like you had a great Thanksgiving celebration with the family.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you guys.

  6. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your Family. We were able to spend our time last weekend with Family in Calgary which was great!