Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sunny Saturday

After a couple of days wih rain showers and dark clouds this Saturday starts out sunny. The days have gotten shorter and yesterday’s trip to Jasper revealed a lot of beginning fall colours. It’s the seasonal change of scenery which gives us humans the meaning of passing time. As we were driving through a light drizzle my thoughts were wandering off to the year of 2006 when my brother and his oldest daughter were visiting us. We had taken them on a trip along the very same route, along the Yellowhead Highway and camped at the Entrance Ranch where we had a horseback riding adventure. It had been a gift to my niece who at the time was 15 years young. Our camper had been parked in a beautiful mountain meadow which we got to share with a group of grazing horses.
entrance ranch     This picture was taken by my brother and is actually available on Google Earth
The weather was outstanding and we had the most marvelous view across the valley to snow-covered peaks of the Rockies. How fortunate we had been to experience that trip.  And I would never have guessed that one day I would be able to enjoy this area as a bus driver.
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Waiting for passengers                                           Highway into the Rockies
20140822_164249But today I am going to drive the other direction to Cold Lake, our city of residence from 2002-2008.

The old Railroad Station in Jasper

Have a great weekend!


  1. Sometimes going backwards spurs lots of wonderful memories.

  2. Autumn has a habit of causing us to reflect. It is like life with Spring being the beginning & Summer the mid life growing years,. Autumn is time for reflection on our lives before the coming of harsh Winter's difficult days.

  3. What a wonderful way to enjoy the beautiful country side there, and get paid for doing it as well.


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