March 4 After having part of a bottle of
5 day old wine and most of a bottle of Australian Thirsty Lizard wine,
my husband says I am typing Jushst fine! Everybody else is drunk
as a sunk , obviously I am stone cold sober!!!
Visited Gord's brother's new house in Sundre, (last night and
this morning) interesting bungalow with more angles than a
geometry set, and then between Sundre and Edmonton stopped to visit
his sister. Marion has a horse farm which is
currently under water and smells like a feed lot.
Tomorrow I will be flying back to the East
Coast so will be off line for the next three days, the current
comments that the peanut gallery is espousing would indicate that
my brain is already off line! :)
March 3 Survived three days of skiing, sort of. Took yesterday off so that I could check out the exciting shopping
in down town Lake Louise! Didn't see any flameworked bead
jewellery at all in LL, there was a bit in Banff, but not much, saw a
few of my beads in other peoples jewellery... Back on the hill today,
another day of bright sunshine, the ski hill could use some snow.
After lunch when I was dropping my skis on the ground to put them on a
nice elderly gentleman picked them up and handed them back to me.
I said; "thank you", waited until he was out of sight and then tried
again! Checked out the Deli at the Chateau yesterday waving a
vodoo doll with pins at it as we walked by, don't think Carlos was in
residence though... Heading for Gord's brother's house in
Sundre tonight, heading for Edmonton after lunch on Friday, (so we
should be there for supper Mom!) and then we fly out of
Edmonton to Halifax Saturday morning.
March 1 Greetings from Lake Louise AB, the
home of the worlds most rapidly disappearing famous glacier! Have
spent the last two days on skis at two different local ski hills.
Yesterday we were at Sunshine. I haven't skiied at Sunshine for
over 5 years, since then a lot of the lifts have been upgraded to High
speed quads, of course the cost of lift tickets has been upgraded to
match! While we were skiing yesterday I got myself stuck on top
of a small cliff and decided that I didn't want to wreck my skis sking
down it so I attempted to take my skiis off and climb down the rocks
without skis..., didn't work as planned took one step onto the
rocks/ice and I was off, dropped all my excess equipment on Gord as I
slid over the end of his skis... Continued in high speed body surfing
mode for almost half a kilometer down 'School Marm' after I negotiated
through the lift towers and trees at the top of the run..., I ended up
about 100 m from the bottom of the run, I wouldn't recommend body
surfing double black vertical runs but maybe Luge or Bobsledding would
be fun! For those who care that doesn't count as a fall
since I wasn't wearing skis! Today we skiied at Lake Louise and
found out that black hills on the front side are rated black not
because of difficulty but because they are truly black, there is no
snow left. The NEW Home Page picture is the snow angel after skiing today!