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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Back Home and Photos from the Trip

We had great fun in New Hampshire but it is always a relief to pull in the driveway and unpack your stuff and see that all is well with the world when you get home!
The annual photo in Mattawa at the Ottawa river.  Ontario to the left and Quebec to the right.
Will and the Wee Wren
Sam and my wheel on the deck of the Llama barn
This is the lovely Llama barn where we slept and spun.
Tidepooling on the Atlantic Ocean
Hamming it up at the Ocean at low tide
I found this wee pool on the top of a large rock.  Evidently it is mostly exposed at high tide and the water that splashes into it dries out under the sun....creating those white salt crystals at the bottom!  We couldn't resist tasting them.
Inuksuk with ocean stones.
Much swimming was done during the hot weather and great progress made by all three kids.  Lila was jumping off the diving board and swimming in the deep end by the time we left.

Child throwing was considered great fun and Sam only lost his suit once.

...and then there was the bag party on the eve of our departure.  The main idea is that you call out a number when asked by the bag party ring master (Aunt Alis) and you get a prize.  However, if you call the WRONG number there are consequences....
A pie in the face.  I'm not sure who called the wrong number for Will.
Now it is RARE for the wrong number to be called at a bag party.  Having a wrong number TWICE in the same bag party is unprecedented.
Not impossible however.  Poor Aunt Bonnie got a pie in the face because Duncan called a negative Seven.  The universe doesn't appear to like negative seven.
Duncan was a bit suprised but quite relieved that HE didn't get the pie in the face!


  1. Looks like a fabulous time was had by all! I need a holiday like that! Well, maybe without the pie aspect though. :-)

  2. What a great trip! I was up at Lake Superior while you were gone. Photos coming soon.