Some time ago I promised to share more about last summer's trip to Innisfail, Alberta. As always when we are with our Wislen and Shaw cousins, the trip was not so much about the travel but about sharing experience as family. While we were visiting cousins Vicki and Allen, a friend brought them fresh peaches and other fruits that don't grow on the plains of central Alberta. The fruit was ripe and wouldn't wait, so we had a canning party!
|Hank's job: peeling peaches|
|Vicki and daughter Katrina starting the kitchen prep|
|Barbara and Hank trying to keep up with the kitchen crew|
|Katrina and her mom celebrate the results of our work with pictures|
Another tradition beloved by the younger folk is the "Root Beer Tasting." It's similar to a wine tasting, with overtones of spoofing. Cousin Bill brings the root beer from a Washington state specialty store which sells dozens of varieties of the drink. The objective is to evaluate the different kinds Bill has picked out and decide which are the favorites.
|William gets in the mood with a fake mustache, plus extras for eyebrows.|
|Clarissa, Troy, and Katrina wait to get started.|
|This takes thought....|
|and serious consideration!|
|Too much root beer!|