Saturday, November 28, 2009

Olympic Torch Relay, Bathurst - 27 Nov 2009

We attended the Olympic Torch Relay in Bathurst last night and celebrated the lighting of the flame.

Our brother-in-law, Gordie Pitre is a torch runner in Campbellton this morning. We are all very proud of him.

Jeannine, Gordie and Paul waiting for the Olympic Flame to arrive at the Bathurst arena

The lighting of the Olympic flame on stage at the K C Irving Centre in Bathurst.

Some of the promotional items that were given out during the evening by the sponsors .

Via Webcam, here is Gordie carrying the Olympic Flame in Campbellton.

Best of luck to our Canadian athletes in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay

The 2010 Olympic Torch Relay continues on its journey across Canada and will be in our area on Friday 27 November 2009, with celebrations in Bathurst.

We will travel to Campbellton on Saturday 28 November to watch our brother-in-law, Gordie Pitre, carry the torch. He will be at the Big Salmon along the river in downtown Campbellton at 10:28 a.m.

Paul and I will be wearing our new red mittens (, being proud Canadians. Net proceeds from every pair sold go toward supporting Canadian athletes.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Our Bird Friends

The Blue Jays have been quite busy at our feeders over the past couple of weeks. They are such a beautiful colour, especially when the suns shines on them.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Too Much Beach, Too Little Time....

This morning Paul and I decided to take a drive to Clifton to a Church Tea. It was my second church tea this fall as I attended one in October with some lady friends in Bathurst, but a new experience for Paul. Some guys think it's not really a "guy thing" to do. Well, when Paul saw all the sweets on the lunch table and realised what he had been missing in the past, he was hooked. The blueberry cobbler took quite a hit - three servings at last count! I was quite happy with the blueberry loaf - but only two servings. We did buy some cookies and a bottles of pickles.

After several cups of tea/coffee and more than enough sweets, we were on our way, and making plans to return next year.

It was such a beautiful sunny morning, with temperatures near 13C which is unusual for this time of year, that we decided to enjoy every moment of our time and stopped at Janeville Beach for a walk. A perfect day...

Here are the treasures that we found while strolling. No rare colours today but we found some very nice white sea glass.

Last year we were able to walk the beach until 2 December. I wonder when we will take our last walk for this year?

Carpe Diem

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Wear a poppy proudly and take the time to attend a Remembrance Day Service where you live on 11 November. Our soldiers and their families have given up so much for us.

Say thank you to our soldiers, past and present, for keeping us safe and proud to be Canadian.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween Fun

A little Halloween fun....

We went to a gathering at the cottage hosted by Paul's sister Jeannine.

Here is our host....

A few of our treats for the evening