Monday, August 30, 2010

A Farewell and Distractions

Friday, August 27th was a fiasco. We were en route to the Calgary airport to meet and see Laura and Adam off (to Toronto and ultimately Libya) when Laura phoned and asked us if we'd pick her and Adam up at a NW parking lot instead. At the 11th hour he was selling his car. We arrived at the airport 35 minutes before their 3pm flight and they had a ton of luggage; one piece overweight.

The gal at check-in wasn't thrilled

When Denise and Avery appeared it meant the entire family (minus Larry) saw the travellers go through security. That's when Avery shouted "Come back, Laura!" It was a comic departure that happened so fast and furiously there was little time for tears. And that, was one blessing; the other was how they miraculously made their flight!

We went home and spent the night with Denise and Avery. On Saturday we four went to Canmore. Denise participated in an evening art show and sale, at the Corridor Collective (art's studios and gallery space) with painter Katherine Ferns and jeweller Sarah Holmes.

Denise (on the left) and her purse display

On Sunday we helped Linda and Ron hang their art in their new condo.

Resting, after the job was complete.

GUNNER oil on linen 12" x 9"

They waited a long time for me to get around to painting this portrait of Linda and Ron's springer spaniel. Gunner passed away a year and a half ago and it seemed like the perfect house warming gift.

But the weekend wasn't over, yet. Sunday evening we had a delightful dinner party (at our host's home) to celebrate Dale turning 70!!!

Birthday Boy, Dale, and Janice

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