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Susan’s fun summer vacation.

August 21, 2017

Last month we got ourselves a brand new family member, a long awaited hamster!  Here is Zora, who has now been with us a month and a half.  She loves her new roomy cage, running around in her ball and her favorite treat is meal worms!  I shudder when I give her one, even though they are freeze dried, but I am getting better at it.

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Here she works on chewing a ball we made out of cardboard rolls.  I really love spending evenings playing with her.

We have been having a dry spell, which is quite unusual for us.  An owl has been hanging around to use our birdbath.

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Our neighbour even uses the hose to sprinkle it, and it comes back for more to cool off.

Jeff and I took off to visit a friend in Half Moon Bay on the Sunshine coast.  We caught the ferry and had a lovely day on the water.

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The ocean is so beautiful, and the sun beckoned us to visit.

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On our way back we visited a beer farm!

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Then before we knew it, it was time to go home.  We had a great conversation with a RCMP officer on the way back.  We didn’t even go up to the passenger deck!

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It was a beautiful view the whole journey.

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When we got home, it was the start of the Pacific National Exhibition!  We visited with PNE bear, who you can see from previous entries of my blog, attends every year.

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Food is big for bears, and so is sight seeing!  Pulled pork and ribs, and then chocolate flavoured cotton candy!

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Bears also like honey, but little Bear decided to leave the bee beard to this brave man!

Speaking of brave, we tried a few new foods.  Cricket fries and deep fried chicken feet.  Once was enough for both.

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It is Canada’s 150th birthday, so we got to watch a special performance by the RCMP musical ride!

Then it was time to hit the road and have a rest before the next big show, the solar eclipse!  I woke up early and since it was sunny, I decided to make a pin hole viewer.  Where we live the eclipse reached 86% at the maximum coverage.  We noticed that the air got cooler, the sky dimmer, and the bees acted differently.  The shadows on the ground took an eclipse shape through the trees.  When the sun came back out the bees did their normal activities again.

I am not finished my holidays, and I am really looking forward to the next couple of weeks!  Hope everyone else is having a great time as well.  The bees will continue to work hard for all of us!

 

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