August 1 – Vincent learns a new skill

Everything in the prairie is blooming right now. I wonder why anyone needs gardens when where ever you look the land is alive with colour.

Everything in the prairie is blooming right now. I wonder why anyone needs gardens when where ever you look the land is alive with colour.

My time in Black Diamond has been non stop. Catherine and Dwight have taken me to see everything that we could possibly fit into 3 days. We have been to art gallery’s, farmers markets, out to new restaurants and to dinner. We didn’t stop very often or very long. What generous hosts. We even took the back roads through the foot hills and to Banff. What a drastic change in scenery.

On the road to Banff

On the road to Banff

Banff Village crowded on a long summer weekend

Banff Village crowded on a long summer weekend

The way home. Hard to believe that an hour of driving can make that much of a change in the view.

The way home. Hard to believe that an hour of driving can make that much of a change in the view.

Through all of this driving, Vincent has spent his days sitting in the drive way so today we to0k him out for a little fun and let him ford the local river. He was tickled.

Vincent cooling his feet

Vincent cooling his feet

The river as we drove through

The river as we drove through

A definate highlight of the trip

A definate highlight of the trip

I am leaving for Calgary tomorrow but I will miss the laughs and hospitality I have found in foothill country.

Holiday Monday fun as the band does Johnny Cash and June Carter in Okotos town centre.

Holiday Monday fun as the band does Johnny Cash and June Carter in Okotos town centre.

Banff buddies on the road. These guys don't seem to understand roads and traffic. Luckily people are so thrilled to see them that they stop and snap pics as these guys wander down the roads

Banff buddies on the road. These guys don't seem to understand roads and traffic. Luckily people are so thrilled to see them that they stop and snap pics as these guys wander down the roads

Something else by the road side

Something else by the road side

2 Responses to August 1 – Vincent learns a new skill

  • Karen says:

    Have to tell you a story Paul (#1 son, #3 child) told us on the weekend: He and girlfriend were driving on Quadra Island when a deer crossing the road forced them to slam on the brakes, which resulted in them narrowly missing said deer. Then the deer’s fawn saunters across the road and instead of being freaked by the danger, stops to nurse from mom who is still in the middle of the road.

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