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.