We’re on the road again. Leaving shortly for the family farm 3 hours North of Olds. We’ll be there for a week, playing in the river and soaking up some more nature. Sounds like it is a special place. Really looking forward to metting the other side of the family as well.
After that we are taking a Greyhound bus to Jasper and through what promises to be spectactular scenery in the Rockies before heading down to Vancouver for a couple of weeks. We’ll be checking out the lay of the land, the job front, where we might want to live and all those real life type things. We’ll be there for a couple of weeks before getting a ride back to Olds to collect our stuff and head back, for good, I guess.
We’ll be taking an old laptop and will try to check out wireless hotspots around the city to stay in touch.
Straight from the Three Legged Legs website: “Humans! is a 60 second global awareness animation sensationalizing the excessive, all-consuming nature of the human being. This cute and naive Earth stands no chance against such an insatiable parasite. Witness its utter demise in a fun and sickening kind of way.”
Just set up the start of the Recipes section. First on the list are the very quick and easy, scone like, baking powder biscuits. Thought it was appropriate as we have had them on two seperate occasions in less than a week!
Also have started adding some of my bookmarked sites. You can find them under Favorite Linkage organised into various categories.
linkage: Baking Powder Biscuits
“Politics is show business for ugly people” – Calgary Herald
Took a trip in to Calgary today and I drove home. I have driven a couple of times already on the right side, but only in Olds and it hasn’t really been a problem. Same same really and the steering wheel on the left side keeps you focused on staying right.
We managed to leave town at 4:30 just in time for rush hour. Wasn’t so bad really and got to the North highway heading out of town. Had a scary incident however when the vehicle ahead of me slowed to avoid a backed up exit lane. I jumped on the anchors and avoided them easily as I had a good safe following distance. The big ass fuel guzzling pickup behind me towing their big ass trailer full of ‘phat loot’ wasn’t so lucky. They locked up and charged towards the rear of the [borrowed!] car. I jammed on the gas and swerved left a bit, but by that time it was too late for them. Their trailer jack knifed and passed them sideways, while they drove right to get around us. The rear-view mirror filled with dust as the trailer presumably came off and left the motorway. The pick up was probably lucky to stay up right. There was nothing we could do as still in traffic so just drove on. Great relief that we managed to avoid an incident.
Heard on the radio a little while later a traffic report that included the “overturned trailer” at whatever exit it was. Didn’t mention the pickup – so must have been OK.
It is the same the world over. Arrogant people, in their big fuck off vehicles, thinking they own the road, following too closely and paying the price. So many people drive with their heads up their ass – make sure it’s not you. Please drive safe everyone…
Tomorrow: start of recipes and a phone call to someone who responded to a CV I sent off…
Whoa. About time. Now I can choose from a load more themes and a handful of them even have the facility for me to use custom headers [about time really]. I’m not sure how I like the theme – but it is a change at least.
As a belayed outing for Fathers Day we took off yesterday to Ya Ha Tinda in the foothills of the rockies, about an hour an a half from Olds. Breakfast consisted of coffee in those well insulated coffee mugs meaning I burnt my tongue.
A short walk upon arriving up to a waterfall. We crossed the river above the falls in really quite cold water and returned to the camping area lower down. It is obviously a preferred hangout for all the people with big dualies (double axel pick up trucks) and their massive – and I do mean massive – horse floats/gin palaces.
We got as colse as we could to the river and cooked up a storm of potatoes. Where cooked = charred. Yum. Read and snoozed off the late lunch and watched the gophers play in the sun. Great day out in nature. First of many I hope.
Put some photos up – a;though the gophers are too quick for my camera
linkage: ya ha tinda photos