A whole bunch of fun in Cochrane in the fall, with fishing, riding BMX, playing in leaves
and going to Flames games too.


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I took the boys to check out the Cochrane BMX track, home of the legendary movie "Rad". They mostly
enjoyed being silly and jumping around on the stands more than anything else.


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Walter on the rubber hobby horse.

Video of Walter on the hobby horse



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My buddy Graham out for a bike ride in Sunset. Not a terrible view here.


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We managed to get a ride on Buffalo BEan before the sun dropped. This is my cool new bike
also called 'the Green Bastard'.


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We went back to the BMX track so that Walter could try out a bike and a helmet. He thought the full
face helmets were cool.


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Here's Miss Laura helping him out with fitting a BMX bike.

Video of Walter trying out a big boy BMX bike



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Walter REALLY liked watching the gate drop and then come back up.

Video of Walter watching the gate drop



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Walter showing me his cool flexible calculator.


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We took containers to Mitford pond to look for minnows. Here are the boys up by the pump checking out minnows.


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Henry is showing off his water beetle that he captured.


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Walter fishing at Mitford pond on a gorgeous fall day. We didn't know it at the time (or the ~15 times
previous) but fish here are used to bait. You don't bring bait? The fish don't bite.


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We started baiting hooks with marble cheese and that produced a winning rainbow trout!


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Walter and Grayson enjoying snacks at the bike park.


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Henry at the mini-golf course. We definitely got our 'season pass' money's worth this year.


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Although I'd mostly argue the boys didn't really play mini-golf so much as just play. But that's still
a perfectly acceptable way to spend an afternoon.


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We took the boys to the Buffalo Bean trail for a ride. Rhys really liked the little jumps we have out.


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Grayson and Walter checking out the 'big jump'.


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Walter riding on Buffalo Bean.


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Henry riding around on Buffalo Junior.


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Grayson riding Buffalo Junior with Stacey chasing behind.


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Grayson hitting the jump.


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Walter riding his bike and loving life.


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Graham and I enjoying an early morning ride as I drop a layer from the warmup on Sulphur Springs.


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This was my first ride down 7/27 with the new bike and it was fun!


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Natalia, me, and Henry at Buffalo Bean. Walter was busy playing on the jumps.

Video of Walter riding his bike at Buffalo Bean



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My buddy Andrew loading up for the big launch hole at Jumping Pound.


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Henry helping Walter up at the skate park from the pool.


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Walter riding around the pool.


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Walter fishing at Mitford Pond.


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Now that Henry knows there are fish here, he was MUCH more interested in checking it out.


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The boys fishing and watching the fish nibble their hooks.


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I'm not totally sure WHY, but Henry wanted to bring a container, fill it with water, and then put
our rainbow trout catches in there. It wasn't for long, but he wanted to see the fish in the container.


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There were a few other boys fishing and they went and got a dozen donuts for both eating and for bait.
Well, these two were pretty excited about eating the bait!


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Walter making cookies with Mommy.


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Walter checking out a jump in Sunset.


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Henry and Walter climbing on wooden jumps in Sunset.


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This homemade shelter just showed up out here. It won't last long once the new homes start getting
built.


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We're still not sure who made this bench and installed it, but Walter thinks it's cool.


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Looking down to the retreat.


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Walter icing the cookies he made with Mommy.


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Results of 'Hallowe'en' cookies.


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Henry's icing results.


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Walter's icing results.


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On International Bike to School Day, Henry rode with us to his school. This is the very damaged
4th Ave bridge that needs some love.


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Walter and I were coming home from somewhere and it was a bit slow in traffic, so we popped into
the Ranche to jump on leaves.


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Walter says 'This is fun!'

Video of Walter jumping in leaves



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Walter raking up leaves.


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Walter jumping in leaves.

More leaf jumping



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My buddy Colin out riding at West Bragg on Merlin.


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Merlin Viewpoint is one of the nicest places to ride bikes.


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Nathan, Steve, and I at William Bagnall.


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I took Henry for a Flames pre-season game and he was excited to take the C-train.


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Henry wanted to check out the fish at the Devonian Gardens so we started there.


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The last time we were here Henry got to feed the fish.


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Henry liked this fish.


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Walter went out for a walk with Natalia in the Ranche while we were in town.


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Henry likes the Central Library so we popped in there as well.


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Henry and I at the Saddledome well ahead of the game.


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Henry got his ice cream before the game even started.


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Warm up skate.


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Henry still thinks the game is too loud for him and I didn't bring his headphones.


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Flames nachos are still top-notch.


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Just like his Mom, the games are all about snacks. This is a bag of licorice getting decimated.


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More mini-golf fun at Riverview.


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This is actually the draw for mini-golf - they both clean up all of the golf balls from the driving range since
love the ball vacuum.


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Henry throwing balls over the netting.


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Walter playing basketball at SLS.


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Henry playing with his new Slinky from Grandma G.

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