Well we're back in BC for a while, sitting our own home, it misses us, I think! Also back to my dog walking at the SPCA although because our shelter has such a great re-homing programme there's not always doggies to walk, a problem I really don't mind having .... at all.
I'm now planning our summer travels to the UK and Europe have a couple of sits confirmed and other opportunities coming on line everyday. Great thing with www.Trustedhousesitters.com are the daily e mail alerts, you never have to miss an opportunity ....... watch this space.
Having a stab at writing some blogs and articles for travel sites, wish I had a keyboard whizzer, never heard of that piece of technology? My invention, yet to be realised; someone whose fingers can whizz across the key board, unlike my snail's pace, would make my life (and bottom) much more comfortable..... all this sitting down. Trying (optimum word folks) to master Twitter, Google Plus, Linkedin, etc, etc, etc., heck I've only just gotten familiar with FB, before Timeline that is. Anyway finding it all rather overwhelming really. Is it just my age or are their younger tech. ignoramusses out there? Slowly, slowly, catchee monkey, at the rate I'm learning the monkey wont ever lose it's freedom! How did we ever manage with just tablet and chisel:-))
Embarked on a marathon road trip last weekend, marathon only in the time restriction we gave ourselves. Had a visitor we wanted to show Alberta to, yes you can fit England into the Province three times, so no it's not exactly small. Anyway the round trip should (key word) have been 1100 miles, but add a Hwy closure due to an avalanche and another 450 miles in detour driving, a marathon is an understatement. On the upside we had an amazing Canyon Ice Walk guided tour in Jasper, firstname.lastname@example.org Thrilling spectacles along the Icefield Parkway, some hairy driving conditions as well. Just before Banff we stopped at Lake Louise, I've lost count how many visits I've made, in all seasons, but I never tire of it's beauty and majesty. There had been an Ice Carving Competition outside the Chateau and the works of art were incredible .... I do have pictures wait for the download!
I have another reason that makes the Lake so special. Accompanied by my Mum's dear friend Jackie, I scattered my parents ashes there a few years ago, they visited it just once wishing they could have returned again and again, they have. I'm certain I don't ALWAYS go to exactly the same spot but almost. This time I took two red roses, they looked so beautiful laying in the white snow, a fitting tribute. Some quiet moments and a few tears, you never get used to being an orphan, no matter what the age, I walked back across the Lake ..... until next time Mum and Dad xoxo