Welcome to my online Gratitude Journal! You may recall, in 2016 I had a blog series titled Year of Joy where I recapped various things that brought me joy every month. This will be similar, but I'm going to try and post more frequently. Because even when you've had a rough day, there's always something... Continue Reading →
Wordless Wednesday: A Walk in the Park
This past weekend I had a special guest - my mom. I always enjoy our mother-daughter time. Sunday was a beautiful spring day and we spent time walking in nearby Fish Creek Provincial Park. Here are some photos from our walk.
An Epic Day on the Slopes
I've found that March skiing is either really good or really bad. This past weekend we got lucky and had an epic day of skiing at Sunshine Village near Banff, Alberta. Lots of snow the week before resulted in deep powder and amazing conditions. Here are some photos from our day on the slopes.
Off the Beaten Path in Sunny Arizona
Through online research we discovered a scenic drive called the Apache Trail near Phoenix and during our recent vacation in Arizona we decided to check it out. The Apache Trail was a stagecoach trail that ran through the Superstition Mountains. It was named after the Apache Indians who originally used this trail to move through the mountains. The current Apache Trail... Continue Reading →
A Wonder of the World: The Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon in Arizona is a sight to behold. It doesn't matter if it's your first time seeing it or if you've been there multiple times, it always takes your breath away. And it's definitely something to visit at least once in your life. The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the... Continue Reading →
Back in the Saddle
Last week I had the opportunity to go on a two-hour trail ride near Banff, Alberta with some colleagues. It was a beautiful day for a leisurely ride surrounded by mountains, trees and rivers. My white horse named Snoopy was in no hurry to get anywhere. I occasionally had to get him moving a bit... Continue Reading →
I Survived the Crypt Lake Hike
As I stood in line to purchase our tickets for the ferry ride I spotted a t-shirt that said, "I Survived the Crypt Lake Hike." Well, now I can proudly don that t-shirt! Recently we took on another hiking challenge - the Crypt Lake hike. This 17-kilometre hike, which has a 700-metre elevation gain, is... Continue Reading →