I will post pictures from my camera later.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Kerry and Mrs. Cotnoir work on getting the Grace Partner mailing.
Kerry and I left the office at about 3:30pm to see if we could get a look at one of the World's finest gardens. We were not disappointed. Everything was amazing. In a few weeks it will be even better!
We found a lilac forest- every color and fragrant.
Kerry takes it in.
This is a library inside an old mill near the Cotnoir's home. The kept some of the old mill works as decor. Dave took us on a walk before dinner to see an area near the river with old mills. The park also had a large collection of unusual modern art.
David explains the hydrodynamics of the the river.
Two lovely ladies hoping for a warm place for dinner.
Not an import, the orginal. His cousins hang out near our house in California.
A beautiful garden -- it typifies the region
Kerry noticed the profusion of lilacs. In California there is but one or two types that will grow. Here there are hundreds. We saw whole streets with hedges of them. The heady fragrance is amazing. There is such a range in colours; light pink to dark purple. When you pay $50.00 a bunch at the LA Flower Mart, there must be millions of dollars worth.
The true provincial flower was in a grand showing just down the street from the new GTY office.
Even the dandelions cannot hide the wonder of Spring in Quebec; most every house could have its garden in a show.
Officials and others will tell you that the provincial flower of Quebec is the Blue Flag; based on the fields that I've seen I'd say it is the dandelion. I've never seen so many in so many places. When the wind was blowing it looked like it was snowing.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Had a great test of sanctification when I arrived. After my charmed flight - 37 on the plane, I was first off the plane, my bag was 2nd off the belt, no line for a taxi. That's where it ended. I just paid the driver, got my bag and started walking to the lobby. Arrrrg, my phone. It must have popped off in the cab.
After about an hour on hold with the taxi company, I was able to leave a message.
During this time I was wondering how I was going to survive without text and phone. I was in my room praying that I would find my phone and trust the Lord. I set up my computer and called home. Kerry said that my phone had been found, while I was on the computer with her, the room phone rang, it was Jay. He said that my phone had been found.
The Lord allowed a fine Southern man (Winn) who had lost 2 PDAs to find my phone. He started calling people in my recently called list asking if they knew anyone in town who may have lost a phone. He even called John D who happened to be in Omaha!
I arranged to meet him where he was having dinner - the other side of town. Traffic there was not to bad. Getting back to the hotel took more than an hour.
I'm thankful that disaster is done. Now on to pandemic flu breakfast and anti-terrorist lunch.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
We all ejoyed the day. And left the house in better shape than when we came.
I'm sure this will be on our summer walk route - only 90 cals per serving.
They have special parking for their female students; not the best end of town. I understand they are starting to offer MDivs as well as the mission degree that they were offering.
Next? Who knows.
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
If you are at GTY be sure to ask JGreen to show you the pictures of Nemo's tail.
Before I regift the fish, I'm going to CSI the box.