Change is a comin’!

looksdifferentThe view from Banff looks a lot different than when we first got here…

Orange Crush

Hold back a glass, just for me.

brita jug

Cigarettes and boiled eggs…

cigarettes

cigarette list

I’m more anxious about the upcoming procedure than Indy is…

lastnutday

Shield your eyes

Just found this one that I’d forgotten about from our Mexico trip.

shieldeyes

Mexico

After nearly three months in the mountains, and with the prospects of a two week march break (two, not one!) ahead of us, we booked a last minute get away to a spot near Playa Del Carmen (http://www.occidentalhotels.com/resort/occidental-grand-xcaret) to get some R&R and re-group as a family. It was a beauty and I managed to snag a bit of time to sketch and paint in between swims, snorkels, tennis, mojitos….

Our landing was a wee rough and felt a lot like this:

landing

We asked for a non-smoking room and got one. However, the vent connecting us with our neighbours negated that upon arrival.

room 19209

Saw this jolly sole every day at one of the bars on the swings and just had to draw him.

fatman

Resorts like the one we went to are forever bringing animals around to have your photo with. We never forked out the ransom to buy one so I painted them instead.

animals

Scuba in the pool was way fun, despite not actually having an octopus present.

scuba

Quintuple pancake and nutella sandwich for breakfast? Yes please. Every morning…

(Our family is rather into the chocolate-ly goodness):  https://artofdad.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/an-open-letter-to-nutella/

nutella

Pretty much every day I was the Red Hulk battling Hulk and Black Widow in the pool. It was awesome cuz it felt like what you see below. (#redhulk)

hulk

It’s true. I ate a ton of avocado.

guacamole

When we’re in new places our family sometimes pretends to speak another language, to keep others guessing about the exotic location we come from. It’s pure gibberish and we’ve nicknamed it “Gravy Talk” but when you keep it up for a bit, add in some laughter at just the right moment and shake your head in a “ummm-hmmm-i-know-just-what-you-mean” kind of way, it’s pretty convincing. And yes, I know we’re weird.

gravytalk

Ummm… no but ok, let’s get you some food.

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aggressive tongue

A tale of two towns….

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a tale of two cities

Bear 122 is out and about!

The “Boss”, Bear 122 was picked up on a remote camera a few days ago. It’s officially bear season! For a bit of info on the Boss, check out: http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/legendary-grizzly-the-boss-first-banff-bear-to-emerge-from-den-in-2015-1.2290695

bear 122

Like walking a tiger shark

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tiger shark