Vacation photo album

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We visited Kev's family for the long weekend. Lucky for us, they live just down the road from this spectacular tourist attraction: Jones' Falls locks on the Rideau Canal. That's a view of one of the locks, above, and it's on top of the hill, with this big reservoir that feeds the lower locks (not pictured). The reservoir is a great place to swim. Even when it's not that hot out.

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The kids had fun getting me to photograph them jumping in.

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Then we tried to get everyone jumping in at once. CJ had to think about it for awhile. He had a lot of encouragement.

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False start.

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Here we go!

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All in.

(Kevin and I swam too, but no one got photos of that, which was probably a good thing, since I insisted on wearing my swim cap and goggles. My swim cap is bright orange. Every time I put it on, I wonder why I chose that colour??)

And now for some obligatory adorable cousins-together photos. C'mon, you know you want to say awwwww.

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The weekend's entertainment also included a round of par-three golf (Kev and the older kids), a 21.6km run on a gorgeous trail (me, with Kev accompanying on bicycle), and a whole lot of backyard badminton and soccer (pictured below).

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Goodbye, farm. We're headed home to new adventures that must wait for another day's telling.

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