We have the grandchildren for the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day.
Grandma started the kids on needlepoint.
We watch TV, played cards and crib, did crafts and needlepoint.
Good times for all.
Today Jackie and Miles hosted a family supper at her house in Calgary.
Jackie’s boy Reid sporting his morph suit that he sports at the Calgary Flames games.
My sisters Jackie and Laurie in the red sweaters with Jackie’s daughter Katherine (Kat) working in the kitchen.
The family photo with all of us wearing our Christmas presents from Mom.
Left to Right, back row my sister Jackie, my wife Teri, my sister Laurie, and my sister Heather.
Left to Right, front row, Me, my mom Eva, my brother-in-law Jer, and my brother-in-law Miles.
Thanks Jackie for hosting a wonderful meal for the family!!!!!!!!
Today we when from Kindersley to Calgary for a visit of my Mom and my Sisters (and their husbands and children).
We imposed on my sister Heather for the next 3 days.
Thanks you Heather and Jer!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On the 26th we went to Kindersley to visit Teri’s sister and brother-in-law. Kathy and Frank treated us to a wonderful meal when we arrived. The next day we went out to the farm to feed the wild deer.
The deer co-operate for the photo shoot.
The girls watch us feed the deer.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Frank and Kathy.
Today the girls at my old store invited us to the Christmas Eve after work drink. Then the Imhoffs’ came over for supper and the opening of the grandparents excessive gifts.
Some of the girls of my former store.
Shannon and Kevin, parents of the spoiled grandchildren.
The spoiled ones and grandma
Christmas Eve supper at the Meyers.
Shannon at the Eve gift opening.
The spoiled ones!
I have joined the Palm Creek Photo Club and this weeks assignment is lights.
Brian and Lois’s motorhome in the rain. The first rain in the last couple of months.
Brian and Lois’s Christmas lights.
My entry into Lights.
Our plant at the end of the shoot.
Today is the monthly craft/retail show.
The view along the way to the craft show. ( the pond separates hole 9 from hole 10)
Fish in the pond.
Brian and Lois selling Brian’s jewelry creations and Brian’s clocks. Lois sells quilting. This couple lives across the street from us.
Bob and Lori are also our neighbors. Bob is a carver of Santa Claus and bark.
Outdoor vender with a customer.
Teri working on stained glass in the afternoon.
Tonight we went out in the country to try and take photos of the Germinid Meteor Shower. We succeeded in seeing lot of Meteors but never when the shutter was open!
So we will show a photo of the night sky instead.
The streak is an airplane.
Today we took the cycle out again for a trip to Eloy to watch sky diving. Eloy is the largest North America sky diving site. From the website:
Skydive Arizona, located in Eloy, Arizona, half way between Phoenix and Tucson, is the premier place for skydivers of all skill levels. If this is your first time skydiving, we have some of the best skydiving instructors in the world, ready to take you on the adventure of a life time with your first tandem skydive. From the classroom to the sky, they will walk you through every step of the process.
With Arizona's beautiful weather, one of the largest Aircraft Fleets, amazing facilities and the largest drop zone in the world, we have the ability to offer you more sun, more fun and more jumps. This is why many World and National Champions have chosen to train here. Not only do they train here, but many of them offer opportunities for you to be coached and trained by them. Now you can see why this skydiving resort has become the Mecca for the skydiving community!
We challenge you to come and explore the endless possibilities, whether you want to do one skydive or become a pro, Skydive Arizona has everything you need!
Professional parachute packing.
I am enjoying the afternoon
Skydivers going every direction
Two of these 23 passenger planes are going all day.
The largest indoor skydiving facility in North America.
Three people going through a jump routine.
Upside down in the indoor skydiving building.
Coming in for a landing.
Another 23 jumpers going up to 13,000 feet.
from the website.
The site had a motel, campground, bar and cafe, retail space for jumping equipment, rentals, covered areas for chute packing etc.
Today Teri and I jumped on the Suzuki scooter and went on a road trip to Florence.
Cotton is king crop of this area.
The museum had lots of unusual stuff. Everything from deer skin playing cards handcrafted by the local natives to this, a display of hanging nooses. The wall display has photos of the death row inmate and the noose that killed him. One the floor is straps and double chair for the gas chamber and the steel floor for the hangings.
Teri and the scooter in front of 1891 courthouse in Florence. Great trip!!!!