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.
The scenery around the area is spectacular – always with the mountains in the distance.
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.
The Bow River behind my brother’s house.
The scenery was even more amazing with all the snow!
A herd of elk alongside the highway in Canmore.
The town of Banff.
The morning we left for home, the temperature was -24C.
We returned home to this …
The first job awaiting me – spreading a huge pile of leaves, grass clippings & manure.
But winter followed us home to Ontario and now the farm looks like this …
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!