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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Hiking in Oregon


We went on a short hike in a lava bed in a forest near Eugene. Actually we were looking for a hot springs but were in the wrong place.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Eugene Visit


Eugene Visit, originally uploaded by NealeA.

Naomi and I went down to visit Russell in Eugene on Oct. 24 and 25, and had a great weekend. He's down there studying bicycle cart fabrication at the Center for Appropriate Technology, and doing well, though he really misses his family. This was taken at the Saturday Market in downtown Eugene.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Russell, Finn, and Jane... another great shot.
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Finn and his Dad. Another great shot.
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Putting on Finnegann's slippers. These shots were taken by Russell, who commented that it sure took a long time to get them on!
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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009


Here's a shot of our dinner for Thanksgiving, which we had on Sunday, Oct. 11. It's a composite so I could get both sides in. L-R: Margery, Colin, Nick, Naomi, Russell, Finn, Jane (attending the youngster), David, Ros, Winnie.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My crazy grandson Finnegann, at a party at the Buker-Adams' on Saturday, Oct. 10. The other, somewhat less dizzy, young dancer is his cousin Elliott. This was shot in low light, so the picture is a bit washed out, but you can see the twirling. He may have a career as a whirling dervish.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Both Nick (at left) and Naomi (at right) were pictured in local papers - Georgia Straight and Vancouver Courier - in accounts of the bike polo tournament.

Naomi at the end of the game tapping mallets with other players.
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Here was Naomi's team in a bike polo tournament in East Vancouver, with her friends Valley (furthest from camera) and Cornelia (in black). They did quite well, coming in fourth of about ten teams. This is how the game begins.
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Nick and Naomi opening their loot... I mean gifts... after the wedding.
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I should mention the wedding included a procession on bicycles, too and from the park. Nick is at left, Ros in the middle telling all and sundry that her daughter was getting married. This was Nigel's photo.
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I haven't blogged any pictures of Naomi and Nick's wedding. Instead I've put them on my Flickr website. This great picture was taken by their good friend (and fellow bike polo player) Polly. The wedding took place at Saxe Point Park in Esquimalt, near Victoria, BC on Aug. 23. Family friend - who married Ros and me - Herbie O'Driscoll was the priest. It was great. Do go see the pictures.
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Finnegann reading with great-granny Margery. He's a smart kid (what else would I say?)
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Here's the grandkid during a recent visit playing with a toy his grandmother bought. He prefers pushing to being pushed.
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Here we all are working away from the press box at GM Place. The woman nearest the camera is the US team's attaché, I think. The man at centre standing up is Richard, who was the boss. I actually was working as a photographer's assistant, but there weren't a lot of photographers to assist.
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I volunteered as a "press assistant" a pre-Olympic event, a women's hockey tournament. I worked in the press box, not doing a lot, but enjoying the view of the rink from way, way overhead. The national teams from Canada, the US, Finland and Sweden played. The US beat Canada a couple of times. It was fun, and I got to learn my way around GM Place, home of the Canucks. During the Olympics, though, I won't be working there, but at the curling rinks at Little Mountain.
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