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Cold Lake, Warm Hearts

I spent a wonderful long weekend with my daughter-in-law’s family and I was made to feel very welcome. They gave us lots of marvelous meals, we played a fun card game called Fruit Salad, and we were given a grand tour of their city. The pictures that follow are some of those I took on the tour.

The city is called Cold Lake and that name was chosen only because they weren’t allowed to call it Friggin’ Freezing Lake. The water in Cold Lake is so cold that the family competes to see who can stand in it the longest. I survived less than a minute.

Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake is an important part of the city and the base employs and supports about a third of its population.

It is a lovely place surrounded by farmland and boreal forests, about 300 km northeast of Edmonton. I thoroughly enjoyed my brief visit.

The Cold Lake Challenge: Who can stand in the water the longest

Cold Lake is huge!

Cold Lake Marina

The pier at the Cold Lake Marina

Restaurant in the Clarks General Store building

CF-18 Hornet and CT-133 Silver Star at CFB Cold Lake

CT-133 Silver Star at CFB Cold Lake

CFB Cold Lake

 

15 replies »

  1. I love your name of the lake: Friggin’ Freezing Lake! That’s how I’m gonna remember it.
    Also, so cool when our children’s in-laws are welcoming.
    I got to keep my in-laws I could have lost to divorce. I still feel honored when they include me in their life events.

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