We went back to Saskatoon in August to celebrate the life of my wonderful
aunty Eileen. Here are some photos and videos from the trip.


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Enroute to Saskatchewan, we decided to stop at Pioneer Acres, since that was on our plans anyway.
It's out in Irricana and is a museum of working old tractors and machines and the boys loved it. Here's
Walter on a golf cart 25 cent tour with Bill from Langdon showing us the highlights. We got to see
horses plowing the fields here.


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Next stop was an antique tractor pull to see these machines working, which was cool.


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More tractor pulling.


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Vintage tractors moving weight around.


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Walter with a 1920s Hart-Parr tractor.


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The boys thought this belt-driven tool shop was fun with a single engine running a drill press,
a saw, and a grinder.


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Look at the smile as Henry rides on a 'Sodbuster'!


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This might be the win of the trip - someone at Pioneer Acres took 6 hand pumps and attached them to
a container and filled it with water. These boys LOVED pumping water and seeing how they worked!


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More happy pumping.


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Walter getting right in there.

Video of Walter and Henry using the pumps at Pioneer Acres


More playing with the pump



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The 1/3-scale thresher was also a big hit as Henry really liked seeing how it separated the grain.


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The little horses on the front are a cute touch.


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And now showing their pockets full of wheat.


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We participated in a rope-making demonstration that Henry thought was cool.


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Setting up the rope separator blocks.


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And running the crank to spin the rope.


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Playing with rope.


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The boys liked this little fountain at the Pioneer Acres site.


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Walking around the garages full of old tractors was a highlight, but it also meant I had to
be right on Walter as he'd constantly stick his head and hands into stuff he shouldn't.


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Fun on tractors.


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Playing with the little tractor at the playground.

Saskatoon


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After 8+ hours in the car, you'd like he'd be tired, but check out the spunk in this one as he
rides the hotel trolley.


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Playing at the Children's Museum in Saskatoon. This is a sweet air-driven pipe game with poofs that
fly through the tubes like an old mail system.


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Inside the giant rope climber you can barely see Henry and Walter in there.


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Of course Walter loves the cymbals.


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Henry thought it was funny to press his body into the pin wall.


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Front and back of Henry in the pin wall.


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Playing in the mining section of the museum where Walter LOVES playing with the conveyor belts.


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Rick helping Walter with changing tires on the vehicle.


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The circuit area is another fun time for the boys.


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A great green photo of Walter on the climber.


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And one in orange too - courtesy of Rick.


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This is me in the pin wall.


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My face in the pin wall.


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Across the street from the Children's Museum is Kinsman Park, which the boys enjoy.


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Happy Henry coming down the slide after falling on the cement at the zip line.


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I took the boys for lunch at BP's and Henry loves the worms in 'worms and dirt' even though he
couldn't care less for the chocolate pudding.


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Henry and his cousin Landon in the pool at our hotel.


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Walter loving the pool too.


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Walter and Daddy playing in the pool.


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Grace, Logan, Landon, Kale, Henry, Walter having supper at Grandma G's house.


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Landon, Henry, and Grace eating pizza.


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Grace and Kale at Honeywood Nursery.


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Henry and Walter at Honeywood Nursery after my aunty Eileen's funeral.


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Our family cleans up pretty well.


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Grace, Kale, and Henry at Fudd's, which we have to stop at when we're in town. Nice that the
burger bar is open again.


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Grandma G at Fudd's.


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Grandpa Carl and Grandma Wendy with Walter on our drive home.


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With Henry too.

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