Jason and Avie came to visit Natalia and I in Calgary. The main reason was for
Jason to work on his thesis, but we got a little visiting with Porter too, who took
his first international trip.


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We took a trip out to Banff to take a short hike in Johnston Canyon. Here, Avie is changing Porter
in the back of my sweet ride.


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Porter looks good in Jason's shades.


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Porter looks cool wearing a Canadian hat. I like Jason's baby carrier.


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Avie liked the bear at the start of the hike.


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It looks like Porter will be a sandwich man after all.


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A really nice picture of the Stowers/Meadows family.


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At the back of the lower falls is a small cave that you can walk through. The kids are on the other side
of the cave nearer the falls.


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Jason and Avie decided that Porter needed his own shades. J, I hate to tell you, but I think Porter's are cooler.


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It turns out that Avie REALLY likes Koala Springs beverages.

A short video of Avie explaining what she thinks of Koala Springs: VIDEO


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Natalia showed Jason and Avie a great pistachio tortellini recipe that Deb Disko shared with us.


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With our plans being subject to Porter's moods, we decided to stay in one afternoon and paint instead.
Here's the start of Jason's "Holy Cow"


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This is the start of Avie's "Chickens in Love".


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Just like the last time they came to visit, Natalia and Avie had a number of sundae parties.


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Jason isn't a big fan of Porter's favourite toy, the blue teddy bear. But, that doesn't stop Porter
from loving it just the same.


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Jason's "Holy Cow".


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Avie's "Chickens in Love".


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Since I have little to no artistic ability, I chose to copy one of my favourite posters from CP Rail.

Video of Jason explaining his painting: VIDEO

Video of Avie explaining her painting: VIDEO


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Porter taking a bath.


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Avie and Porter just before they left Calgary.

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