Thanksgiving was earlier in the month and we are very thankful for our family and friends that are all across Canada.
We were happy to have a full table for our late Thanksgiving Dinner. When you have to work around so many schedules it sometimes means you change the day to celebrate. When we finally all were all able to make it I had the dinner on the table for 4:00 p.m. so that Rachael, Andrew, Brianne and Ron could all get to work for nights. My boy and I were the only ones that didn't have to rush off.
The next day we were left with the boy's pets while he went to visit a friend from the Yukon who had flown down to Edmonton.
They are such sucky boys when the leader of their pack leaves them.
The next week, Ron and I went to Kananaskis to go for a hike. It was a cooler day but nice and sunny and we dressed for the weather.
The path led us along the Upper Kananaskis Lake.
The trail wasn't too busy but there were still quite a few people who were taking advantage of such a beautiful day to enjoy a nice hike.
I was recently asked if the "awe" ever leaves from seeing the mountains and it never does. It always brings a smile to my face and an urge to take just one more picture.
The trail quickly went from a gentle walk by the lake to a steep incline up the mountain. Our hearts beat rapidly as we slowly made our way up the path. The higher we went, the icier the path became.
At one point we were holding on to trees to try and get up the slope. We watched a young family come towards us and have to slide down the path on their hands and feet. We didn't have our cleats for this kind of terrain and so we decided that we would have to turn around and finish this hike another day. We still managed to have an hour and a half walk and half of it was straight up hill. The walk down was much easier once we slid over the icy areas.
I guess it's that time for ice to form on the lakes. The days are getting shorter and colder. Winter will be here before we know it and in the mountains it comes even quicker.
It was a beautiful day and I loved the scenery and being able to spend a day off with my hiking partner.
Halloween is in two nights and then October will draw to close. November will be here and that means I can soon get my Christmas decorations up!!! Yeah! Every month has its beautiful and its important to take time to enjoy it.