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MELINDA'S FIFTY-SECOND BIRTHDAY APRIL 16, 2010

QUESNEL AND WILLIAMS LAKE, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

sunny 20 °C

Arrived in the Cariboo via a Beech 1900 twin engine turbo prop. For my European friends this plane has one, repeat one, seat on each side of the aisle and holds 18 people max. Relaxed, had lunch out on the 15th( a real western pub) and dinner at home. Then watched Vancouver beat Los Angeles in the first game of the Stanley Cup play-offs... We play hockey almost all year long in this country...and love it too!

Today with Melinda's strong support( meaning she did it, practically) I filed my income tax return electronically. Then lunch at Mc Donald's (YUCK) with grand-daughter Andrea and Great Grand-daughters Makenzie( Andrea doesn't spell too well) and Erika. son-in-law Wayne and of course Melinda, Followed by the town swimming pool with the kids. Oh my gosh....kids spashing me etcetera, playing with the pool toys and generally having fun. Birthday celebration and steaks tonight and the tomorrow we are off to Williams Lake for the RODEO. Second in size only to THE CALGARY STAMPEDE.......Again for my European,Arab, and Asian friends.......HORSES YOU RIDE AND COWS GIVE US MILK. SO will add details tomorrow.

Just back from Williams Lake......What a day! About an hour and a half drive from Quesnel and then to the Rodeo, wild horses, cattle, cowboys and cowgirls, native Indians, junk food, etcetera. Formation riding by teen-aged girls, bronco busting, noise and music as well as fireworks. My gosh am I ever exhausted! Imagine two little girls in the car along with their Mother and her Mother and of course, me.

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Erika and Great Grandpa  2010

Erika and Great Grandpa 2010

Douglas, Makenzie and Erika  2010

Douglas, Makenzie and Erika 2010

Beech twin prop

Beech twin prop

Andrea, Douglas, Erika and Makenzie, 2010

Andrea, Douglas, Erika and Makenzie, 2010

Dragon Lake from  Melinda and Wayne's deck

Dragon Lake from Melinda and Wayne's deck

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Andrea..2010

Andrea..2010

Note the Mohawk harcut

Note the Mohawk harcut

Melinda, Williams Lake Rodeo  2010

Melinda, Williams Lake Rodeo 2010

Posted by douglasw 15:25 Archived in Canada Tagged events

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