|The night before we left, we went to our favourite place in Priest River - Noni's Wine Bar, with good friends, Paddy and Dave Carlson from Spokane.|
|Having drinks on the deck|
|Obi has been really good with Magnus, but still looks hopeful that the little person will go away and she can be #1 again!|
|The views from the B&Bs were beautiful|
|Magnus and Nana sharing a laugh|
|There is nothing so sweet as a sleeping baby|
|Roger did a great job of multi-tasking: doing some work while rocking Magnus who was in his car seat|
|It appears what started off as a joke, has stuck --- Magnus won't be calling Roger "Grandpa", "Papa" or anything traditional. No ---- it looks like Magnus will be calling him, "Mr. Roger"!!!|
|The Kinley men|
|Anette is a wonderful mom|
|Magnus chanelling his inner Charlie Chaplin (wearing a onesie I bought in Zambia)!|
Calgary and southern Alberta were hit with devastating floods on June 20th. More than 100,000 people were evacuated from their homes in Calgary, and several of our friends were affected. The city looked like a war zone in some areas - and in others, like downtown, it was a ghost town.
I had an appointment at the Osteoporosis Clinic that I didn't want to miss (it really is all about maintenance after 50...) and because the TransCanada Highway was closed because the road was washed out near Banff, I flew to Calgary. And while the river had started to recede by June 23rd, I was shocked to see how much wider the Bow River was and how the landscape had changed.
I was welcomed at the airport by dear friends, Carol and Terry, who in the midst of a hellish week where they were evacuated from their home in Inglewood offered me the use of one of their cars. We've always said we are graced with amazing friends, and this was just another example.
|I thought I would be meeting up with Carol and Terry outside the terminal so it was such a wonderful surprise to have friendly faces meeting me as entered the arrivals area.|
Calgary is an extraordinary city, and there is no doubt it will rebuild.
"Kites rise highest against the wind -- not with it."
Sir Winston Churchill