Lacombe is a lovely little town with French/Catholic origins, named after an early settler, Father Lacombe. The downtown area has retained it's original architecture and has been kept up very nicely. James and I stopped yesterday to take a picture of one of their more famous buildings, the flatiron building.
Mostly though we explored the natural aspects of the town. Here are some of the things we found in our adventures.
|The lake behind the Junior High School. In the winter this lake is cleared and maintained as a public skating rink.|
|A stand of cattails, in varying stages of bursting.|
|The ruins of an old tree house in the woods|
|Another lake with beautiful reflections of trees and buildings|
|And a peaceful duck pond with one lonely duck on it|
After the boys got home from school and until they went to bed, my laptop and iPad got a real workout. They took turns checking them both out and trying out the games and programs I have on them. At one point I thought my MacBook had crashed but when Jonah came home it took him about 3 minutes to 'fix' it for me. It's so nice to have smart grandsons.
|Jonah (15) fixing my laptop|
James (3), Nate (10) and Micah (6) playing on the laptop.
|Sam (13) with Eadie on his shoulder using the iPad.|
These boys have been a joy to be around. They're so smart and funny. They've been spoken to like adults since they were babies so they're not at all hesitant to sit and converse with adults (me!). We had a good time. I'm glad they just live an hour and a half down the highway from us so we can see them quite often.