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An Uncommonly Good Day

We're in hard core rainy spring mode, Jeff has been working long hours, and I had a work permit snafu that cost me some money and guarantees I'll be unemployed for a minimum of two more months.  

People are always bragging that they don't take defeat easily, whatever that means.  I think it means that they don't let defeat soften their resolve.  Well, I take defeat easily.  I take it lying down.  I'm the city of Paris blowing kisses to the German tanks.   After a good week and a half of moping about whatever I could think of to mope about (turns out, when I really apply myself, I can get a good mope on), we whimsically decided on Saturday to go on a hike at a new provincial park (new to us, at least) and ended up having a fabulous day. The park is called Gowlland Tod, and as usual, my camera didn't do it justice.

Here's Kurt gazing in awe at one of the waterfalls.  He's a fan.

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Check out these weird, curved trees!  By the way, that bulge on Jeff's chest is Maria.

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The secret ingredient that makes the forests here so awesome, we've decided, is the moss.  It makes the trees look like they're dripping crazy green, medieval magic.

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Kurt took me for a good run down the trail, but happily paused at the inlet for a photo.  I spend a lot of time trying to keep Kurt in sight when we're in the woods, and not a lot of time looking around.

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On the way home we stopped at a random local cafe and tried, for the first time, poutine fries.  I have been resisting trying this little bit of Canadian fare because, seriously, if fries with gravy and cheese turned out to be unbearably delicious, I might as well order my extra, extra large coffin now.

It was pretty good.

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You know it's a good day when you get Coke in a bottle…

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After we got home the kids continued to be sweet and well behaved, and I got a child free shower (that never happens) AND a nap.  How's that for fabulous?

Kurt capped the day with an orange popsicle, his new favorite dessert.  He ate it in record time.  I was amazed.  Then I found a sticky orange puddle on the floor behind his chair this morning.  

Maria capped it off with a jam session on the piano, and Jeff got an action shot: 

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2 thoughts on “An Uncommonly Good Day”

  1. WooHoo for GOOD days and fabulous all-alone showers! Yeah Kurt – Grandpa Bob is thrilled you find awe in waterfalls! (Grandma too)

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