Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spring Solstice? I call bullsh*t!!


Sorry for the language people, but this is truly turning into the winter that never ends! Wow. I was hoping to get out hiking - yes, hiking - these past few days off.... I mean, we just had the Spring Solstice, right? And it is almost the end of March, right?! I remember a few years ago, being out ROCK CLIMBING in Cougar Canyon on April 1st... so it shouldn't be a stretch to think that it might be nice enough to go for a simple hike by this point on the calendar. Aaaaaack! Wrong.

I did end up getting out and about for a few walks around the town of Canmore however, including wandering along some riverside trails that I didn't know existed. Plus I had the opportunity to visit with a couple of great friends whom I haven't seen much of lately, and I got my puppy fix by hanging out with Neve.

In the big scheme of things, I really shouldn't complain: I was still in the mountains, and I was not at work! Speaking of which - tomorrow is my "Monday", and as soon as I'm done this set of weekend dayshifts, I get to escape to lots of sun and fun! Woot!


Ha ha!! Some fun with road grime!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

It's all fun and games!

Fun, and games, and more games, and more fun.... Isn't that what it's all about? Hee hee! I know, I know, I have to be serious some of the time, since I am a grown-up after all, with responsibilities. (Oy. The "r" word!!).

Seriously though, who isn't up for playing cards once in a while, or shooting pool, or driving their Sister's sporty little VW through the Arizona desert like it was meant to be driven....


Thanks for letting us borrow your car Heather!!

Next on the agenda: Palm Springs! In just seven more sleeps, we're off on a tri-state golfing tour which starts in Southern California. I even bought new shoes for the adventure - I'm very excited! As well, I'm going to get a chance to seriously put my driving skills to the test.... by putting the pedal to the metal in a Nascar at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway! Yep, I signed up to be behind the wheel for 8 laps in a real-life race car. It will be a full-on, helmet, suit, climb-in-the-window-cuz-the-door-is-welded-shut kind of experience, and I am stoked about it!

It's all fun and games!!


I used to golf in my flip-flops... Now I have no excuse!!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Snow, Skiing, Sun, SUPing, Sightseeing...

How about all of the above!!? The last few weeks have been awesomely fun-filled - from the snowy slopes of the Rockies, to the desert warmth of Arizona....

Jennifer joined us for a fantastic ski day!

Lovin' Lake Louise!

Standin' on a corner, in Winslow, Arizona!!

The meteor crater, west of Winslow - super cool!

The largest chunk ever found of the 150 ft diameter meteor.

Touring the Titan Missile Museum, south of Tucson, AZ.

103 feet tall... Titan II is one of 54 missiles which are now disarmed and disabled.

We took in a Flames game... in Phoenix! Too bad Calgary lost...

SUP'ing at Saguaro Lake.

Sista makes mimosas!! Yummy!

Now I'm working til the end of the month (with a few play-dates scheduled before then of course!), and on the 31st it's off to Palm Springs. I've never been, so it should be interesting!

More major travel plans are in the works.... stay tuned!



Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Enough already!

Alright, I don't know about you, but I've had darn near all I can take of the cold weather! Honestly, I do love winter - love skiing, love the snow-covered Rockies, love it when the air feels crisp and fresh on a clear blue day.... but MINUS 40 DEGREES CELSIUS?? That is nothing short of crazy.

March 1st... -40C... Seriously?
Thank crikey for heated seats!!

View of my plant from across the
river - does that look cold or what!!

Collateral damage. Ouch.

In spite of the bitter temps, a few fun things have happened this past couple of weeks. Lindsay got her drivers' license, on the first try!! Congrats Linds! My Dad celebrated his birthday - the big 74.... Woot! And Nichole moved into her first apartment. Exciting!

Doesn't the saying about March go something like 'in like a lion, out like a lamb'? If so, then the deep freeze will hopefully be ending soon! In the meantime, only eight more sleeps until Chris and I head for the sunny south. It will be a nice treat to spend time in flip flops instead of a parka! Yeah baby!

Stay warm, people!


Me and my favorite person.