Sunday, May 14, 2017

Late Spring

Spring 'showers' ....Calgary style

IHOP pancake fix in Kelowna (no chinese food on this menu!)

Tulip tree

Another trip down memory lane.  Last year it was Vancouver, this year........

Ramon's first time up the summit platter at Lake Lousie.

....and down the backside :)

Spring skiing on the backside.  Record snowfall this spring.

....don't be goin' any further boy....

Le Tabernac!

Can you see Snoopy having a nap?

Tabernac giving Ramon his first gringe.

Feeding the Wiskeyjacks at Temple Lodge.

Look at that boy go!  Guess that's the end of the road for Nakiska after 2 years of season's passes.  Hard to beat LL.

Dad gets his kicks now too, with Ramon going the easier way down the backside.  (Studley...stay away from the rocks!)

Heading up the OLD paradise chair, which was brand NEW when I was skiing back in arount 82 ish.

Doesn't get better than this.  Spring skiing the backside of LL  with my little man :)

Camping at Bow Valley to the mighty Yam.

The Prairie Crocus, or Anemone patens, is not a true Crocus but is instead a part of the Buttercup family.  Who knew.

Hey ....Boo Boo!  Yes Yogi?  Let's go get us a Park Ranger for lunch.

Tufu dogs for dinner...yuk.....doesn't work without grease.

....and marshmellows for breakfast.  Can you believe it?  What happened to dad....a tufu dog must have bitten him in the......

Fire roasted Spaghetti Squash for lunch......that's better!

Dancing along the Bow

Peek a boo!

Italian Dolomites?  Nah...just the Canadian Rockies.

Kevin on his way up Mt. Wendell.

James working his way along Wendell's NW ridge.

James heading up the crux.

Just seconds from the summit.

Monday, April 3, 2017

'Spring' in Calgary....and Vancouver

Hockey and sledding below the Banff Springs Hotel.

Hangin' out at the Flying Squirrel

Out door hot tub at the Douglas Fir Resort in Banff

Water sliding in Banff.

Watching Colombia beat Canada in Bruno's Pub....drinking strong Banff water...

Rundle Raven


go Goose!

Help me papa....

Warming up with hot choc in the pub after....

Jump Start

Elevation place in Canmore

Elevation place Canmore.....superb facility!

Ice from a puddle

Ramon's new kite....courtesy of Studley

You get a work out trying to fly this thing!

Nakiska back country

Learning to handle some pow as they call it these days.....

Riding into the Chinook

Ramon's photo of the Port Mann Bridge heading into Vancouver for a spring break adventure.

The Goose loves me this much :)

Great hikes on the north shore

Point Atkinson

Pig nose turtle.....Vancouver Aquarium was expensive but well worth the price of admission.

Yup....that was me as a kid.

Love the all the defferent types of  jellies

Carla 'petting' sting rays (barbs removed :)

cleveland dam on the Capilino river...with green water says Carla

Tic tac toe in the van in the pouring rain

Capilino fish coho salmon

Capilino spillway

Green Goose

Carla's round rock

Great looking totem's

Who needs the beach?

Ambleside park, West Vancouver....Stanley Park in the background

Lion's gate bridge....ran from North Van to Stanley park and back a few times and Maria most days.

Going barefoot in the spring

Crabbing.....this one was a wee bit too small .....had to throw it back

Spot the Sea Lion who's hanging out for the crab trap bait.  They use duck and turkey necks.  If they use chicken necks...then the sea lion gets a free meal.  Funny that.  Wonder if he'd prefer a veggie dog?

Great Air B and B in North Van....Thanks Hamed and Claire :)   Crokinole!  haven't played since I was a kid.

Ferry in from Nanaimo

Langdale ferry heading out....we are heading out on the Bowen Island ferry to Snug Cove

Hiking on Bowen Island

Great idea on Bowen Island

I did NOT add the bit in black marker.

Goose gets her Starfish

$500 for this great painting

The view of Vancouver from 1/2 up the Cypress mtn road

Tons of snow on Cypress.....most in 30 years.

Carla edges out Harry Jerome at the finish

English Bay

Wow....that is a lot of deaths in Lynn Canyon

Lynn Canyon suspension bridge

Banana slug

 Brought mom back some ??? blooming in Vancouver....

Revelstoke aquatic admission given by most hotels in town.....great idea!

Mom and grandma.....what a great photo.

Maria givin' it her all to beat the guys and break her own 3,000m indoor track Canadian masters record in Toronto.

Winning a 1/2 marathon in Calgary