Notre Dame Cathedral Commencement of Mass: In memory of April 15, 2019 fire

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Watching yesterday’s fire at Notre Dame Cathedral was gut wrenching and brought back memories of our visit in 2015. This is the start of Mass… really like the contrast between the procession, the tourists, the smoke from the incense and the natural light coming in through the windows. Regardless of your faith, this Cathedral is stunning and the heart and soul of Paris and France.

Gunbarrel Coffee From a Double Barrel Shot Gun

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Our hostess is crafting the Gunbarrel Coffee for a pair of guests. Yes, that is a double barrel shot gun she is pouring burning Grand Marnier down and into the coffee, which itself is made with Creme de Cacao, coffee and whipped cream! The stove to left of the coffee was used to heat the gun barrels. This drink was invented 30+ years ago and is available at the Gunbarrel Grill, Big White Ski Resort.

Clarkson Cup Pre-Game Warm-up featuring Calgary Inferno and Les Canadiennes de Montreal.

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This is Clarkson Cup pre-game warm-up for the Calgary Inferno (red jerseys) and Les Canadiennes de Montreal (white jerseys) at the Coca-Cola Coliseum in Toronto yesterday. A one game winner takes all featuring the best female hockey players in the world. Calgary went on to win the Cup with a spirited 5-2 victory in which both teams demonstrated incredible skill. The women’s game is so fluid and fast paced, making it a ton of fun to watch!

Free ride: California Sea Lion sunning itself on stern of fishing boat

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Yeah, this is an everyday occurrence! At first glance, one is incredibly surprised to see this California Sea Lion on the fishing boat’s stern, with a few guys taking photos… not normal.  Then after 5+ minutes, you realize this might actually be a regular thing when the captain comes back with a fish for the mammal.  Trained you wonder?

Male and Female California Sea Lions off Los Cabos, Mexico

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Life of leisure! This pair of California Sea Lions – male and female – are sunning themselves on a single large rock where the Pacific Ocean meets the Gulf of California, at the tip of Baja California Sur, Mexico.

1960 DeSoto Adventurer 4 door hardtop wall art

1960 desoto adventurer 4 door hardtop wall art
Not that you will get far with this version of the DeSoto Adventurer, however it is still pretty neat to look at. Google this car and you will find enough of them still out there running. As for this one, its hanging on the side of a barn in Bracebridge.

Monarch Butterfly Taking A Rest From Its Migration

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On its way south this past September, this Monarch spent a day hopping between the flowers by the lake. Was very fortunate we could watch its activities while enjoying our early morning coffee and green tea.

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