Tag Archives: Alberta

Live Long, And Prosper: Our Adventure To Vulcan

This weekend we are playing host to Mike’s twin brother, Danny, and his wife, Kerri. They currently live in Edmonton, but the four of us are planning on moving in together, here in Airdrie, at the beginning of July (more on that some other day). Yesterday, we decided to make the pilgrimage to Vulcan, Alberta,

Our Weekend At The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Last weekend Jay invited Mike and I to join him and the kids in Banff for a couple of days, and to spend the night at the Banff Springs Hotel. We headed for the mountains early on Saturday afternoon (after we finished up with the condo developers) and after arriving in Banff, we checked into

We Are Headed To Banff This Weekend!

My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing – Aldous Huxley I know my recent updates have been a lot of random photos and other fluff, but there is good reason for that.  Mike and I have both been rather busy with job hunting, and we are both starting new

On A Recent Drive To The Mountains

  Nothing lifts my spirits more than spending time in the Rockies with Mike.

Lake Luellen: Day Three – August 2010

Sunday morning was blessedly warmer than Saturday morning had been, and when we hauled ourselves out of our sleeping bags at 7:30 am there wasn’t any frost on the ground, in spite of the somewhat heavy rains that had gone on through the night.  We’d had the good sense to keep our boots inside the tent on

Lake Luellen: Day Two – August 2010

On Saturday morning around 6 am I reluctantly extracted myself from the warm cocoon of my mummy sleeping bag, in order to, um, answer the call of nature as it were.  The first indication that it was going to be a rough start to our second day was the fact that the ground was covered in half

Lake Luellen: Day One – August 2010

So our long-awaited and much-anticipated first-ever overnight hiking trip went off wonderfully. It was just Mike and I, and 36 km of heavily wooded trail. Oh, and a grizzly bear. We pulled into the trailhead parking lot after purchasing our wilderness passes in Banff, and having a delicious dinner at Earl’s. A wilderness pass is