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A little bit about me and a lot about the things we do.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Winter Wonderland

Last week when the fresh snow fell and Ron and I had days off we headed towards the mountains.
The locals were out on the road enjoying the scenery.
We drove in to Kananskis where we found a beautiful spot that has so many skiing trails.

With the snow heavy on the trees and the freshly groomed trails we were excited about exploring this new area.

It was nice and mild and I was glad to see the easy sign along the path.

The scenery along the way was beautiful and it was hard not too smile.

It was such a perfect day.

I only had to take my skis off once and walk down a hill....I don't do down hills that well!

What a great day!

Sunday, 26 November 2017

The Christmas Market Tradition

I kind of got hooked on Christmas Markets in Swift Current when I went with my dear friends, Lynne and Casey.  I was amazed at the many booths of food, crafts, pictures and everything Christmasy.  The next year I went twice...first with Lynne and Casey and then with my wonderful work (and tea) buddies Catherine and Corinne.

And then we moved north!  No Christmas Markets there.

When we moved to Alberta, I got the fever again and I wanted to pass it on.  I googled Christmas Markets in our area and found that Spruce Meadows is the best place to go.  So Rachael and I went and enjoyed it thoroughly.

The next year, we made it a weekend!  My Alberta girls and I...first to Spruce Meadows, overnight in Banff and then to a quaint little market there.

This year, we repeated our tradition.  Brianne and I drove to Rachael's and stayed overnight and then spent a number of hours enjoying the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Christmas.



But the best part was spending time with these girls that have become so much like family.  I'm glad that they let this old lady hang out with them!

Monday, 13 November 2017

A Busy Week Rewarded

The last few weeks have been super busy at work.  I took the lead in organizing the "Amazing Race" for the first year students.  It consisted of long hours and lots of brain stretching and finally it arrived.

The day was long and full but everything went well.  At the end of the day we were all tired and I was thrilled to now have a few days off.

Ron and I drove west and saw the beautiful mountains.
We took a break in Banff and enjoyed a stop in Banff to have some fancy hot drinks.

After a nice break we headed towards Lake Louise to cross country ski towards Moraine Lake.  The weather was beautiful and it was nice to have snow so early in the season to be able to be out on the trails.

And the best thing about the day was that we got to be out together.

We went about 5 km up hill and then we had to turn around.  Some of the hills were a little too much for me so I walked down a few slopes so that I wouldn't find myself over the edge.

We stopped at Lake Louise just because we were so close.  It's amazing that we can visit here so much.

When we got back home I got all the decorations out and made our house look like Christmas!  'Tis the season!!!