Year of Joy: September

The first month of Fall flew by. September is one of my favourite times of the year because it's harvest time on the Canadian Prairies. Some of the things that brought me joy this month revolved around harvest. Visiting friends on their farm near Calgary during their harvest - riding in the truck and combine, and... Continue Reading →

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Year of Joy: July

July flew by. I can't believe summer will be over in less than a month. July was a very busy month for me, but I like to be busy. It was a very exciting month with many things bringing me joy including Stampede and vacation. So let's get started. Spent Canada Day at the Millarville horse... Continue Reading →

Travelling Historic Route 66

During our recent vacation to Arizona we decided to venture off the Interstate and travel part of historic Route 66. What we sacrificed in speed, we made up for in a memorable historical experience. We as a society spend much of our time rushing through life always taking the fastest and quickest route possible. But... Continue Reading →

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 →

To the Sun and Back

This past weekend we drove the amazing and well-known Going-to-the-Sun Road. This is the only road that crosses Glacier National Park in Montana, going over the Continental Divide at Logan Pass, which is the highest point on the road at 6,646 feet. The narrow winding road, which hugs the mountainsides as you climb higher and higher,... Continue Reading →

Two provinces and three states in four days

This past long weekend we broke in my new car with its first road trip. The first of many road trips, I'm sure. In four days we travelled through two provinces and three states - our destination was Spokane, Washington. We had a great time shopping, exploring the beautiful Riverfront Park and having some thrilling... Continue Reading →

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