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  • Day40

    Home sweet home!

    August 8, 2017 in Canada ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    We flew out of Lisbon to spend 6 weeks in Calgary to visit family and support Jenna's parents through her mom's surgery. Our visit was a good mix of spending some quality time with family and friends and helping out around the house.

    We laid new flooring in two bedrooms. Apparently they heard we are floor laying experts (we had struggled long and hard with our laminate in Holland). We also helped take down the mayday tree in the backyard and helped clean out the garage and basement.

    We went to Cochrane for the Calgary Police Rodeo. The events included bareback (horse) riding, bull riding, barrel (horse) racing, chute doggin' (bull wrestling), calf roping, wild cow milking and last but not least cowboy poker (last to leave their seat as a bull is running around), all to earn your cowboy buckle. And for the kids, there's mutton bustin' (sheep riding) and greased pig (catching). More pictures:

    We made pinhole viewing boxes to see the solar eclipse and set up a theater area with the seats all facing the 'wrong way'. In the picture you can see the sun rays. It was a really cool event to witness, you could definitely understand why people back in the day thought the world was ending.

    We also had a nice dinner to celebrate Jenna's Opa's 87th birthday. And Sherry and Kevin had us over for a great cooking class and dinner. We made a big meat and seafood paella.

    All in all a lovely visit!
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