Friday, December 30, 2016

Bouldering for Seniors-Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas

As we descended from Grey Cap Peak, close to the trail head, there is a huge bouldering area.  Studley felt inspired to give it a go after watching how it's done.  Be sure to watch the short video below.'s everywhere!  at the Hanger in Calgary
Starring Studley of Melbourne!  Someone get that boy a safety mat!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Nov/Dec 2016 pics

Seniors (over 50 club) hit 4 g's on the bobsled!
Maria doing what she loves best....frosty face and all.
Maria signing autographs for my students (Sorry kids...had to crop out your faces for privacy protection)

Won another race that she had won long ago....

Tabernac doing the gringe!

Prairie 'mountain'


Carla turns 8

Ramon on his new bike that got stolen from the side of our house because dad used a weak cable lock instead of a U lock.

One has started to grow back.....

Ramon at MEC

Carla and Tia Karen

diggin' spuds in Deb's Garden

Scooter park in Salmon Arm

Tia Karen and Carla ....same hair....same hand of cards?

Maria's 'new' Toyota Corolla 1995 with 125,000 for $4,000 because as Don looks like a golf ball....hail damage.  The Tercel didn't have air bags or rear headrests.

Skating at Olympic Plaza

Ramon working on one of his remote control cars.

First in line for opening day at Nakiska

Ramon trying out some speed skates.

Carla doesn't look too impressed......

Perogies with beans, hot sauce and hummus....yum
Trick or treat, smell my feet....
Bro and Sis in Banff, revisiting part of their misspent youth.
Goose playing with an Ipad
Making empenadas
We have a bit more snow this year.
Ramon hit the double digits this Dec 30th!
El ano viejo doll

Don't look here for trophies!
Mr. Hockey

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Sept/Oct 2016 pics

A foothills sunrise

Early morning bike ride, while the kids sleep in the tent and Maria is out there running somewhere.

Happy boy heading up Yamnuska for the 2nd time.  Enticed by the long scree run!

45 minute drive from home

In a pensive mood.....

Here's what he came for!

The goose following in mom's footsteps

Maria running with Carla for the last few hundred metres of the 5km

Mom has won this trophy 4 times

...a we bit of history

camping chores

This is where the goose wanted to camp!

Ramon's new bike...designed in Oz and made in somewhere in Asia.

ah choo!

Can I be like Nairo Quintana when I grow up?

Paddle kayak...bow river Banff

Paddle boat, Bowness lagoon

Paddle with Ryan

Ryan surfing Calgary

Out to explore a bit of North America on a one month road trip.  West is the best :)

El maestro

This flatlander sure has a good grip!  Ha Ling peak

....a wee bit different from the Halifax environs.....

Ptarmigan Cirque hike, above Highwood pass


spot the 2 grizzlies.....

.....better viewed with binoculars

"I've been cut by the beauty of jagged mountains".....Bruce Cockburn.  We speak Spanish....Ryan speaks music.

Who hasn't played Battleship in their youth?

Top of Sulfur Mountain....hike up, gondola down

Banff Ave tourists

Cool as a moose...or a goose....

Top of Prairie mtn, with Moose Mtn in the distance

....and a close up of the summit of Moose Mtn.

No wonder he only stayed a week.....

Banded peak on the left....Outlaw and Glascow middle and right

Raven admiring the view of the rolling hills

Early winter this year

The goose makes wicked salads....

"The Hanger" at the Calgary Climbing Centre beside the airport....just opened up.  Kids love this place!  and dad doesn't have to belay....the rope works like a seat belt

Ramon coming down and Carla and the Beanstalk

These wheels move!

The holds fold down from bottom up as the clock ticks away.  Carla flies up this wall....Ramon is not quite so agile as his sister.

Inside the blacklighted shaft

1st XC race of the year.  Ramon's goal is to do the 4km in every race....about 8 of them I think?

Carla's journal from school last year.....