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Sunday, November 25, 2007


This one of Margery came out nicely. What a great mother-in-law.
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Rosalind and her father. Both put on a nice smile (after three tries!).
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Dinner this evening at the Grandparents, after watching the Grey Cup.
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Sunday, November 18, 2007


Then it was back home over the Cambie Bridge. Ros picked us up just south of the bridge. We all had a good time. Too bad the Lions lost, but that's football.
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The score? Unfortunately, the Lions lost, 17 to 26. They just did seem to be able to get their offense going. It didn't help that six of seven quarterback sacks were suffered by the Lions. So Sask. will be going to Toronto for the Grey Cup next week, to play Winnipeg. (Toronto lost today too.)
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Of course it was televised, and when commercials were on, the players and the officials had to wait until this man in a red shirt waved his bright orange flag that indicated play could continue.
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The fans of course had to do the "wave." You get a sense of the constant sound of the crowd from this.
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When the lions came on the field, they came though fire and smoke. Here they are being introduced. The white and green players are Saskatchewan, running to their place on the sidelines. There was also a big Canadian flag help up by cadets. Much spectacle!
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Jack followed the action - in this case I think he's watching the BC Lions female cheerleaders. I was so uninterested in them (Ros) I didn't take their picture even. Yeah.
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Mostly there was the colour orange in the crowd for BC fans, like the wig on the woman at right, who fascinated Jack. But there were a good number of Saskatchewan fans, just as fanatic, like those in the centre who painted themselves green for the Roughriders.
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It was an enthusiastic crowd of nearly 55,000. Noisy, too, thanks to these white inflatable noisemakers that people had and pounded together the whole time.
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David and I took Jack to the western final of the CFL today (Nov. 18). Since we're attending grandpa, we sit as attendants in the disabled section... nice seats, though in the end zone.
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Monday, November 12, 2007

And Russell, who was also in very good form, taking care of his 7 months pregnant wife.
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Granny and David, myself and Russell. It was a good family time and Granny's pork chops were very good.
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We then had dinner at 1251, Jack and Jane (not sure why Jack is looking so fierce).
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On Remembrance Day, Jack came to church with his medals and looked quite resplendent.
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Umpiring is a pretty active job. Here she is running... backwards. The game ended a 1-1 tie.
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Saturday night, Nov. 10, Ros and I drove out to Tsawwassen. Ros umpired a game, and did a very good job. She enjoys umpiring.
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Sunday, November 04, 2007


A water taxi
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Nearby, a tug and a water taxi plowed through the calm water. The Olympic Village will be just to the right.
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Tons of dirt are being dumped daily into barges which place it on the bottom of Georgia Strait somewhere.
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The cranes in the background are constructing the Olympic Village for 2010. One dump truck after another backed up this ramp and unloaded dirt on to the barge - a constant flow of trucks. Two kayakers watched from the water.
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Today, Nov. 4, we cycled to church and on the way back stopped to watch construction from Cambie bridge.
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This is a view from near Science World of False Creek where the Olympic athlete's village is to go in 2010. I'm amazed at the number of construction cranes you can still see in Vancouver... at least a dozen from the bridge. I took this shot while cycling home in the evening.
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We've had a lot of rain but we've had pleasant days too this fall. This is Douglas Park in autumn colours.
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