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Hike Photos Part 1


Tuesday, May 07, 2013

On Sunday, my last day at Mom's, she wanted to check out the new extension of the Trans Canada Trail which connects the other off leash area to the main trail. Very barren as its just finished being dug out and paved:

This trail overlooks our beautiful river valley:

Mom and I head down to our usual woodsy trail. The fenced in area is our water treatment plant. Last year, along that fence, someone froze to death :(

We first come to the arbour where the kids have built up a dirt bike park, surrounded by gnarly trees:

Mom and Daisy, who wants me to hurry up so she can explore more of this cool area:

The last hidden areas of snow in the shade:

Mom figures this was a collapsed in beaver run. There were signs of them all over:

This tree is still hanging in and below it is a beaver house. They tried gnawing it, but then left it alone for whatever reason:

Crossing the storm drain outlet. Daisy was as careful as we were. She is one lab that does NOT like the water!

No signs of life along the barren river bank:

But the first crocuses manage to poke out!

Bunny makes a rare day time visit:

I am very busy with the bridge club's sectional, working two out of three games, but needing to be there for the third one to write up the check and send it out as soon as I have the final table count tally. In order to hold these special games for our members, we have to pay extra fees to the people organizing the tournaments. Its played across several Western US States and Canadian provinces simultaneously.
I am pleased I found what I hope are the perfect gifts to present to the two ladies of our bridge club reaching a very high ranking in the American Contract Bridge League, the first women to do so. Its so rare only three other males have gotten this rank. I will take photos and ask your opinion in another blog.
The warmer weather seems to be agreeing with me and what ever was ailing my elbow now seems to be on the mend. I am still unable to lift anything or apply force with it, but I can use my full range of motion without having to grit my teeth :))
I have booked my first trips since becoming club manager. They are tours put on by our province's Historical and Folklore Society. One is a two day trip floating down in a canoe down the South Saskatchewan River. The other is a 5 day bus tour following the path of our storied Royal Canadian Mounted Police as they tamed the wild Western frontier. Appropriate as they are celebrating their 140th anniversary this year. The canoe trip is July 13-14 and we have to hope the river doesn't flood from all the snow we got this year or has gone down by then.
The other one is August 21-25 in my Mom's birthday month. I want to pay for one of these trips for her birthday, but she is very stubborn. I paid for the trips but unfortunately forgot one of the receipts at her house so let the cat out of the bag that I booked our trips :P I wanted to surprise her.
I may be in trouble with the bridge club with the August trip -it means I will have to miss another Sectional being held at the club which means I will have to depend on someone else to report the games and send the check in. I can have all the materials ready so the directors know how to set the games up, but getting everything done and sent in will be up to them.
Enjoy your evening, thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,
Linda
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ENUFF81020 6/9/2013 7:56PM

    Another beautiful blog full of spring photos. I am so glad that you have these opportunities and I am glad that you have scheduled trips. I think you need to not worry about the bridge club while you go on the trip either. My friend Mary Jo who passed away during the school year who was a year older than me--about ten years ago, once told me that the school would go on and they would find someone to replace me if I was to die. That happened with her after she had been chosen to be principal of one of our elementary schools--and i have thought of her comment a lot. (Believe it or not, I don't push myself nearly as hard as I used to...) I think she taught me and anyone else who will listen an important lesson.
You have earned the right to live and have fun--I am happy for you!!
Sylvia

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1BEACHWALKER 5/9/2013 1:16AM

    I almost missed this blog! Love that they made a trail like that! Great photos! Good to hear you are going to go on those trips...they sound very interesting and fun!! I hope your elbow continues to improve! emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 5/8/2013 8:21PM

    Crocuses! Bunny! AND best of all: your elbow is doing a little better. How lovely of you to plan a special trip for your mother . . . you two have a great mother/daughter relationship!

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CRYSTALJEM 5/8/2013 12:01PM

    Love the pics. Bridge club will survive without you. The trips sound wonderful. Your mom and you will have some wonderful memories together. Only found 2 crocuses at the lake but hope to check again this wkend.

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KANOE10 5/8/2013 8:07AM

    I love your pictures. Good luck figuring out your trips and your bridge duties!

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HAPPYSOUL91 5/7/2013 10:46PM

    You take great pictures, wow, spring hasn't come yet? I am confused, are you going on both trips or just the bus tour in August?

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