Other meetings included Apricity regrouping to come up with a plan for this 2015-16 year. Board meetings are better avec moules frites par Café Bicyclette.
Don has had a bit of time off for summer vacation, and we’ve been hanging out nonstop with the kids. Most of it has been at the lake, but I was happy to capture the boys at Iconoclast in late July.
We took my little sister and the kids to KDays! Shelby convinced me to go on the Fireball, which was super fun at the time, and later left me with a splitting old-lady headache.
Then, we took our trailer out on the road.
We went south.
Ended up in gorgeous Drumheller! I had been once when I was 11 years old (choir tour), and remember almost nothing about it. Returning with kids aged 36, 6, and 3 – It was splendid fun!
We obviously climbed some hoodoos (Alice is fearless), and set up a great double camp with our trailer in combination with our friends’ vintage Sprite. My friend Leisha is the queen of camp. Her little trailer was like Mary Poppins’ carpet bag. More and more amazing treasures kept emerging from inside and the kids were in heaven.
Want to wash some dinosaurs? No fear, auntie Leisha will produce a whole washing station complete with child-sized apron.
Want to play store? Auntie Leisha has a cash register inside, and is ready to help you merchandise all the camp items on a picnic table.
Puppet show? Got it.
Excavation tools for finding fossils? DONE.
Having wonderful and amazing friends means I had a lot of time to do this.
We did take several joyous walks.
Including this one climb up from a suspension bridge, around sunset. It was completely glorious.
Back at home, my friends organized and threw me a 90s Hip Hop birthday party at The Common, complete with ridiculous outfits (hello spandex, shoulder pads, and adidas) AND Moonshine Doughnuts!
Back at the lake, Alice tried out her new swimsuit.
On one particularly adventurous day, we did a big sail down to the completely opposite end of the lake in order to have some fun times with family friends.
Turns out my student was also hosting a bunch of her soccer friends, so Dexter obviously felt as though he was quite at home with the ladies.
Alice is riding her bike.
And I got to meet Taylor Swift – Totally unplanned and last minute.
She is very warm and gracious, with lots of energy and enthusiasm for her fans!
I um… sort of had a really good time at that concert.