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VISITING A CATTLE RANCH, JULY 21-25TH, 2010

QUESNEL AGAIN BUT WITH A TWIST

sunny 28 °C

I'm not really into nostalgia but, and it's a BIG but, daughter Melinda arranged a visit and lunch at a local ranch owned by second generation ranchers John and Denise Trueman. It brought back many pleasant memories of a misspent summer in 1950. I quit the bank and moved to a ranch in Northern California owned by my aunt and uncle. Fortunately the Korean war broke out and I returned to the safety of Canada and the bank where I continued my life and career until retirement in 1984 when this BLOG starts. During that summer of 1950 I rode horses, helped on a cattle round-up, pulled lumber off a green chain, fought a forest fire and generally had time to think about what I wanted out of life etcetera. OH MY GOSH IT WAS A MARVELLOUS EXPERIENCE but I decided it was a banker's life for me.

Fast forward sixty years and here I was on a ranch in The Cariboo district of British Columbia.....rolling, beautiful country,cows, horses and dogs and a lovely down-to earth ranch family. John also works in a lumber mill and felled trees in his youth so we had lots to talk about.

Also went out in son-in-law Wayne's boat for a leisurely cruise of Dragon Lake which his and Melinda's house faces. Granddaughter Andrea and her kids visited and we had a great and very relaxed time.
Douglas,1950

Douglas,1950

Trueman ranch Quesnel,2010

Trueman ranch Quesnel,2010

Trueman ranch 3, 2010

Trueman ranch 3, 2010

Trueman ranch 2, 2010

Trueman ranch 2, 2010

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Makenzie and Grandpa

Makenzie and Grandpa

Grandma and kenzie, 2010 #2

Grandma and kenzie, 2010 #2

Father & Daughter

Father & Daughter

Downtown, Quesnel, 2010

Downtown, Quesnel, 2010

Andrea and Grandfather

Andrea and Grandfather

Welcome to Quesnel, 2010

Welcome to Quesnel, 2010

Posted by douglasw 07:53 Archived in Canada Tagged family_travel

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