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I thought it was time to visit daughter Melinda, son-in-law Wayne, granddaughter Andrea and great-granddaughters Makenzie and Erika.

semi-overcast 15 °C

I've talked about the Cariboo district of British Columbia before so will try not to be repetitious. But after a particularly beautiful flight over the mountains and raging rivers the plane came down in what looked like a spectacular golf course. Except for one thing, they had just cut acres and acres of hay which was in thousands (at least that's my estimate) of bales as far as the eye could see. In this part of the country all the livestock(horses and cattle) have to be fed all winter when there is no grazing so hay is a precious commodity and it's planted right up to the edge of the runway.

Well, we visited, ate, drank and laughed. Everyone was well and we had a really nice visit. Melinda had arranged for swimming lessons for the little girls, Makenzie is five and Erika is three. So she and I took them to the recreation centre three days in a row and we all played in the pool before and after the lessons. The girls did very well, aren't afraid to dunk their heads and are very close to being able to float on their own. Melinda and I walked every day and visited the local saloons although we did have one lunch with Andrea in an Italian restaurant during her lunch hour.

I leave for my next trip to France September 12th but I'll spare you any details until I return from what, I'm sure, will be a very interesting adventure to say the least.

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Quesnel, August, 2011 007

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Quesnel, August, 2011 005

Melinda and grandkids, 2011

Melinda and grandkids, 2011

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Swimmiung lesson #5

Melinda and Wayne's, 2011

Melinda and Wayne's, 2011

Posted by douglasw 20:13 Archived in Canada

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Those pictures of all of you are yummy - but particularly Erika and Makenzie. I love the action in their getting ready to read. It IS an active process. I just think it's so cool you're able to give them some of your passion for it.

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