Sept 29 Airdrie Alberta

behind Catherine's house

behind Catherine's house

I heard geese flocking past my bedroom window this morning. I have seen them in their formations heading??? who knows where but it is a sure sign of fall.

On the road to the park

On the road to the park

After making me an amazing breakfast Catherine suggested that we go for a hike in the Sheep River Provincial Park it was about a 20 minute drive away and beautiful. I told her I wanted to take pictures of some animals on the road thinking mountain goats or sheep or what ever they are. She smiled knowingly and said that I would definitely see animals on the road. And I did. Ranchers let their cattle run wild in there. It was so exciting to see them in the woods, grazing on the side of the road and actually standing all over the road watching us go by. It seemed to me that they were living the good life compared to field lot cattle. They were all shiny and smiling.

Animals on the road

Animals on the road

Our hike was invigorating and wind swept.  As the day moved toward noon the wind settled down and it got down right hot. Back to Catherine’s to pack up and say good bye for now. We have some plans made for the summer. She had to go into Calgary so she drove and I followed her through some back roads so I could see some of the scenery and miss  the main roads. After I left her, Karma, Vincent and I had some white knuckled moments in the big city traffic…with lots of construction almost all of the way to Airdrie.

Catherine taking my picture taking her picture

Catherine taking my picture taking her picture

Seeing Carmen for the first time in so many years was startling. Her hair has grown…but other than that I think she looks the same as before. I would have known her any where. 6 kids later she looks very vibrant and fresh. I always said kids keep you young. Only 4 kids are at home now and her husband Norm is away but the family is making me feel very welcome. This evening we ate lemon cake and poured over photo albums that captured much of the time we spent in Canada World Youth in 1974. We were conquering the world. Oh what precious memories. All of my photos, journals and letters from that time were lost in a flood in our first house. Ummmm. It was so nice to see all of those familiar faces was like a time machine. I landed right back there.

Well, the time change is taking its toll and it is late. I am off to sleep wondering what tomorrow will bring. Oh, before I forget, here is a quote I found today that I love. Enjoy.

We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.
Anais Nin

Sheep River Falls

Sheep River Falls

Falls again

Falls again

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