Happy Christmas!

Another year has all but passed and we wanted to wish all who know us, either in the flesh or via this blog, a wonderful Christmas and a fabulous 2009. Here’s a couple of seasonal shots from Lake Louise. In fact, this first shot was on the way to Lake Louise and shows something of a Chinook Arch over the mountains.This is an ice sculpture bench outside the Chateau Lake Louise.Meet “Sonny”, Director Pet Relations at the Chateau Lake Louise. His motto is that he “turns moments into memories, one wag of the tail at a time!”Here’s the sleigh ride horses, ready to pull the next set of riders around the lake.

The First Winter Snow Fall

We got our first substantial snow of the winter today. It started to snow at around 9am this morning and continued to snow until around 5pm, leaving us with about 6inches of snow on the ground.

The snow ploughs/gritters did manage to clear and grit the main routes by around mid afternoon. However, when we were out at midday, the roads were fairly slippery and overall conditions and visibility weren’t good, but with a little caution we could still get around.

We found some useful “driving in the snow” tips at the following web address. Some of the tips could be a little over cautious, but with a bit of common sense, getting around shouldn’t cause too many difficulties: Winter Driving Tips
This is a picture of one of the more frequently used roads, where track marks were quite visibleOne of the less frequently used roads where track marks are not so visibleSnow plough churning out snow to the sideThe upside to the snow falling on a fairly mild day, is that once you get safely home, you can play in snow and behave like a kid again!J&E

Kenny Rogers

Everyone has to see a country legend at some point in their lives. For us it was Kenny Rogers who put on a Hits & Christmas Concert at the Saddledome in late November. We feared that the Christmas part of the show might be on the cheesy side but it was very well done and a really good fun night. Enjoy some of the photos and a video from the evening.
Apart from the time he spends hiding behind the lamp-post, this clip is quite amusing: