Showing posts from June, 2014


Looking back through some of my Facebook posts, I notice more than a few bear pictures.  It's not that I am constantly driving by / bumping into bears and only bears.  I just find them fun to show off - especially to my Aussie relatives.    Grizzly near Banff Black Bear on the way to the 'Loo at Rampart Creek Hostel Black Bear along Bow Valley Parkway It seems that I'm often coming across them while cycling, providing me with a good way to put distance between myself and the bruin if need be.  I certainly know enough not to climb a tree .

Last Time 'Round The Forties

Once again I've made it to my birthday. It has been another action-packed year. Last year saw some big events, including: visiting France to meet the Bouviers (Florence, Christophe, Thibaud and cute, little Lou), staying in Bischoffsheim and making plans to come back and stay for a few months finally getting a decent chance to wander around Paris missing out on Calgary's big flood (and having our home emerge without damage) becoming true empty nesters.  Banana and McMonk are now full-fledged adults (McMonk entered her twenties this year) and it's unlikely that they will be permanently living with us anymore reconnecting with my cousin, Heather, and her husband Charlie by visiting them in Phoenix   having an awesome downhill ski year, destroying a perfectly good pair of skis (through arduous use) reconnecting with my niece, Kristin and grand-niece, Alena through regular swim dates getting my dad moved into an assisted living lodge This coming year is a year of