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Oct 2009

Halloween 2009


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....cool, rainy.... surprised? JK and GK were kind of underwhelmed until Friday morning ( when they wore their costumes to school). From that point, it was all Halloween, all the time. Jacqueline went as a vampire siren, a role which is making me more .... uneasy with each passing year. George was Jason, the slasher/killer, continuing his focus with edged weapons, but, admirably, becoming more focused than the ‘Grim Creeper’. Laurie could not help herself from buying me a costume of... a DOCTOR!. Dr. Ben Dover, proctologist. Complete with buttocks cut out of the lab coat. In the end (pun intended) it was she who wore the costume out with the kids while I doled out the candy in a Habs sweater. I figured a Leafs sweater would have been too scary for the little kids.
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Vampira and Jason ready for school…


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Everyone looks good next to a skeleton


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It’s Dr. Kendall… you paged?……. Is it important?…….


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At the Shortt’s


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Dr. Ben Dover (note the glove&hellipWinking




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RIP Mj….

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Gumby and Pokey pumpkin


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The hand was totally George, on his own

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Counting the swag….

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LW trying not to laugh after buying the Ben Dover costume
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Last day of golf for the season


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I joined a golf club. .. I know, I know.
But it’s a really nice club.

As should probably be the case with most clubs you join, the draw here was the people, more than the facility. Turns out Laurie and I know 5 couples who inhabit the place, and every time I went (as a guest) I seemed to run into someone else I know. Like I said; you can play golf anywhere, but if you want to play golf with your friends, why not play here.
the course is challenging, rolling, and stunning in summer and fall. It looks much different in Fall, when the fescue is cut. But I took these photos out playing with Tony Brown on October 28, and he played in shorts.

For a look at what Coppinwood looks like during the season, the website is HERE

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Welcome to Coppinwood!


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The Clubhouse from the Valley …


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Tony Brown’s drive on 9. Clubhouse in the distance

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No. 13 - par 5 and the lowest point on the 18 - spectacularly surrounded by hills and trees, and freakishly quiet.


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Coyote on the 16th green
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Vieux Quebec


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We are lucky enough to have an offer from Ed and Talitha to stay at a historic Canadian home inside the walls of the Old City, for the weekend. Tthe home, Maison Louis Vallee, was built in 1780. It has 31 inch thick stone walls, wood floors, four bedrooms and a large fireplace. It is also very well defended, with no less than 6 cannon and the walls of the fort within about 150 feet of the front door.

The weather was cold-ish (read: cold) and rainy. Perfect for sleeping late, shopping, reading by a fire, or having a few tankards of hot buttered rum in the bar of the Chateau Frontenac. We did all that. I highly recommend the Chateau Frontenac bar. It’s an especially cozy room; a large circular turret lit by chandeliers and picture lights, all stone walls and windows overlooking the grey St. Lawrence 200 feet below.

A nice dinner of Raclette on Friday, accompanied by some not so nice local Quebec wine (but who cares?). Saturday saw us venture into the frozen downpour to Le Saint Amour, where we had a spectacular meal.

Sunday Laurie and I ran from the house past the Chateau Frontenac, along les terasses, and the Promenade des Governeurs, to the Plains of Abraham, where we got in a few more km on a leafy, autumn trail.

All in all, a very nice weekend. Thank you’s to Ed, Talitha and their friends Catherine and Pierre,
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LW checks out the Patisserie


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It rained…

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The Hotel de Ville decked out for Halloween


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There was a Roots store…


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Sitting room of out 1750 house


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Seaway from the Ramparts, at night

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A house i could live in…


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Hmm.. LW takes a shortcut and ends up down THERE, while Ed, Talitha and I wait up HERE…


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Ed, Talitha, Chateau Frontenac at the Citadel. St. Lawrence seaway, and beyond that, Portugal.


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LW escapes the Citadel



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First Canadian Colon
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Thanksgiving 2009


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When in residence at the cottage, the kids tend to fly the Jolly Roger. It fits. This summer was going to be our first as owners, and amongst our goals was to establish a routine that didn’t depend on 4 or 10 other people. The cottage has always been a very busy social place when Kathie and Brian were running the show, and we were seldom less than 8 as a group; sometimes as much as 14. Having the place to just the 4 of us would be new. Hopefully we wouldn’t get bored. Or kill each other.
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Summer and Fall….
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Yes, thats frost…

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Last swim of the season


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46F

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Acquired Intrathoracic testicles

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Great view across the bay from the dock, colours at their height. Early morning mist.
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