Monday, September 28, 2015

The Power of H2O

Canyons and waterfalls are just a few of nature's amazing creations. And this past weekend, we checked out both, when Chris's parents joined us for a couple of beauty days in the mountains. On Saturday (which was Larry's birthday!), we hiked up into the very cool Grotto Canyon.

Woot! Outside time with the fam!

Interesting 'view' from the trail.... Not exactly
a natural formation!

Flood-damaged creek bed. Wow.

Gorgeous fall colors!

Can you see the hieroglyphics?

Talk about getting some good air!

Grotto Pond

Sunday wasn't actually a 'sun' day.... but it was great nonetheless. We toured out to Takakkaw Falls and enjoyed a nice stroll along the Yoho River.

254m tall.... Awesome!

The lovely Yoho Valley.

It was a fantastic weekend - thanks so much for the company Sandy and Larry - and my fingers are crossed that it wasn't the last time we'll get out hiking before the snow flies! Here's to an Indian Summer! Yahoooo!


Monday, September 14, 2015

Mountain Porn

Ba ha! I can only imagine the disappointment many a web surfer are going to feel, when they click on this post and find nothing more than.... actual mountain porn! LOL!

This past weekend we were in Canmore, where we spent one glorious day traipsing around Sunshine Meadows, and another super fun day hanging out with some great friends as they celebrated their daughter's birthday with her.

Stoked! We got tix on the first bus up to
Sunshine Meadows, no reservation required!

My favorite view in all of the meadows - Rock Isle Lake.

Laryx Lake

The Monarchs reflecting in Laryx Lake.

Simpson Valley

The eye candy from Standish Lookout.

The eye candy AT Standish Lookout! Ha ha!

Twin Cairns Meadows.

Beer break!

The vastness of Simpson Pass.

Of course I need the token jump shot!

And... another (well deserved) beer break!

Mmmmm, Banff!

We tagged along on
Michelle and Norm's trip to Banff.

We convinced them to check out the always stunning Moraine Lake.

I think they liked it!

The birthday girl was camera shy.

Thanks for letting us crash your party Sydney!

Me and my sweetie!

It doesn't get much better than this!
And it is all right in our own back yard - how lucky are we!!

I can only speculate whether the crew enjoyed themselves.... I certainly hope they did, because I know Chris and I sure did! What a fantastic break from the craziness of work. But only four more sleeps, and we get to do it again! Yeah!


Not bad for a road-side shot, eh!
Such a nice treat at the end of our day.
Love love LOVE the mountains!