Parkinson’s & Friends are still hiking

Although we lack snow in the Bow Valley east of Banff townsite we have found that it makes for good hiking. Wednesday afternoons my Parkinson’s & Friends group gets out hiking and have been happy with the warmer weather. It doesn’t quite … Continue reading

Old Skills

When I lived in the city (48 years ago) I used to make all my clothes, now I rarely do much sewing, however, I recently bought some fabric to make something, but found I didn’t need to, so I used … Continue reading

CPR Holiday Train

Late this afternoon I sat in my van reading my mail I’d just picked up at the post office in Exshaw. I was waiting for the CPR Holiday Train. I had a front row seat as there was nothing between … Continue reading

My Friend Mary

It was a big shock not only to me, but also to many others when Mary Campbell took ill and died very suddenly in October. I first met Mary in 1967 in Calgary. She was part of the hostel group … Continue reading

Enjoying Life

My Wednesday afternoon hikes really do help me to enjoy life. Lately I’ve had a sore foot and haven’t been too ambitious. An obscure little trail called Wildlife Viewing Trail at Lac Des Arcs across the Bow Valley from Exshaw is … Continue reading

Jasper in Summer

Ten friends followed the Trail Boss up the Icefields Parkway to Jasper recently. We made a few stops along the way to enjoy the wonder of the Canadian Rockies – the most spectacular drive in Canada. We spent four days … Continue reading

A Visit with Steve

A couple of weeks ago Steve Herrero met me at the Barrier Lake Visitor Centre in Kananaskis and we hiked to my bench in Hay Meadow. Since Steve had never been on the Village Rim Trail at Kananaskis Village we … Continue reading

Munchkins & Wild Flowers

Shiloh is the most enthusiastic child I know who loves wild flowers. We had been talking about taking a walk to see the flowers for some time. Finally yesterday, together with three mothers and six children, we went to Bow Valley Provincial … Continue reading

Canadian Youth Hostel Association Plaque Ceremony

Today Parks Canada and the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada held an unveiling ceremony of a plaque in honour of the first youth hostel in Canada that was in Bragg Creek in 1933. I was lucky to be invited to attend. … Continue reading

A Blast from the Past

While checking my emails the other day I didn’t recognize one of the senders, but the subject Hiking 1967 rang a bell. This is the story I received from Randy: “In 1967, I had a summer job in Calgary. I … Continue reading