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Alberta bound!

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I like to think of myself as a well grounded person … literally well grounded.

And yet the other week I found myself aboard a 737, well above the clouds, with the ground not even in sight! But it was worth it.

We took a vacation to Alberta to visit family & friends in Cochrane a small but rapidly growing town just west of Calgary.

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The scenery around the area is spectacular – always with the mountains in the distance.

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We visited a couple of farmers’ markets in Calgary. They were selling some local produce, together with lots of apples & pears from B.C. There were some really great food vendors too! It was fun to be on the other side of the table for a change.

After a few days of beautiful & warm weather, we awoke to winter.

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The Bow River behind my brother’s house.

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The scenery was even more amazing with all the snow!

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A herd of elk alongside the highway in Canmore.

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The town of Banff.

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The morning we left for home, the temperature was -24C.

We returned home to this …

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and this.

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The first job awaiting me – spreading a huge pile of leaves, grass clippings & manure.

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But winter followed us home to Ontario and now the farm looks like this …

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The manure will have to wait.

Our trip was great, a good way to relax after a busy summer. But we’re glad to be home.

Except maybe for Amy – she’s a big fan of Alberta!

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2 thoughts on “Alberta bound!

  1. Amy I don’t care what that photographer said about you I think your hair looks good and you take a fine picture.

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