I'm not usually excited about winter - a quick search for "winter" in my archives reveals that I mostly complain about the the cold and snow from November through May - but this year I've actually been looking forward to the snow. I impulse bought new cross country skis (my first new set since high… Continue reading Cross-country Skiing at Confederation Golf Course
I spent my morning in a "photo safari" at the Calgary Zoo. We toured the Canadian Wild exhibit which wasn't the most exciting animals but it was really the first nice day in a while and it just felt good to be outside taking some pictures. Here are a few of my favourites from this… Continue reading Zoo Safari Photos
It has been cold in Calgary lately so I was very happy that we had made plans to head to a warmer location this weekend - the water park at West Edmonton Mall. Even though we are not even close to being unpacked after our move it was too hard to pass up - and… Continue reading A “Tropical” Mini-Vacation – West Edmonton Mall World Water Park
If you haven't heard, we have severe flooding in Calgary. Parts of downtown and many communities are underwater and, to put it mildly, it is a mess. Even though we're only two blocks from the river we live up high and haven't suffered any damage to our personal property. But with the river raging parts… Continue reading What will it look like when the water goes down?
I have been anxious to get out into the mountains this spring but didn't want to tackle anything to strenuous. I also wanted to hike/walk something that we haven't done before and would be suitable for the dog. Grassi Lakes isn't in our guide books but I'd heard about it before and knew that it… Continue reading Grassi Lakes Hike