Sunday, May 15, 2016

Almost Athletic - Can't Stop me!

I did another summit. Surprising thing, Sulfur Mountain in Banff is done daily by locals. So many people use the trail that it was muddy and slick at times. More surprising was the fact that people were running the trail. 2 ladies in there 50's ran the trail 3 x while I hiked it and after a brief chat it turns out they were training and had already don the hike in a run and it was really their 5th time up and down. Impressive as Hell. Do not mess with older ladies, they are bad @$$. I did reach Samson peak - the highest point on the mountain. Again not a hard hike but it made me look athletic. Met some neat folks and a group of 4, 6 year olds
with mom and dad doing the same hike. They were tired but we encouraged them to keep going. Very impressive children. Here is a sample of what I saw. One of my favorite moments was when a young woman in her 20's was about to quite. After I told her I was old and was going to finish, she found the inner drive to keep going. Then being ahead I saw 4 sets of grand parents older then me on the way down. I was sure that she was going to be more driven. I waited at the top for her friends to tell them she did a great job. She should never let an old guy and anyone beat her to the top. I'm so glad that she made the top. Her girl friends were amazing to support her too. Just an awesome crowd out hiking today. Another weekend lived as a Canadian should live. Sun, sweat and exercise. ~ Enjoy!

Monday, May 09, 2016

Impressive moments

The first is the ability for a person to capture you in 3 seconds or less. I walked into the YMCA and found a good looking guy that asked to have my photo taken. In less than 3 seconds - No blur, not errors, just a perfect photo taken by Samuel. Thanks for capturing a rare moment. Me in
front of the camera rarely happens and so quickly it was painless. Thanks.
The other thing that happened was Mothers Day - Only Mom would put here children before them. I expected to have a treat for her, no she had to have the last word. She made me my favorite food group - PIE - any pie would do. but she made sure it was something sweet. Best mom ever.
I think I enjoyed Mother's Day more then many moms did. Have a great week ~ Enjoy!!

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Critter draw

Decided to hit the
paper with graphite today... Stopped to do Mothers day stuff. I wont be back on this but it helped purge another idea locked in my head. ~ Enjoy!

Sunday, May 01, 2016

WeekEnd Warrior - Summit reached with Boys

I hit the summit of Barrier Lake for the third time. A first for my boys. Even with the belly aching and resistance. They had a blast once we hit the open air and saw the lake. Far to many people for my liking but I did enjoy getting out again. A 4 year old made the summit yesterday. Met the new Home owner as Chip retired at 72 years of age. Also a great addition was Flaco the dag. "Flaco" means skinny in Spanish. He did not like me at first, but he relaxed after a few sniffs. The dog did not like my wardrobe. I was the first to summit. Then my Youngest. Then my eldest who stayed behind to help other folks along. I'm to competitive. But at least I'm raising a couple of gentlemen. Maybe I need to take more lessons from them instead of giving them lessons. (Kidding) I'm a pretty good guy. Here are the images of our Summit. It was their first. They even had a chance to sign the book. Proves they made the top of Barrier Lake and the Helicopter pad and the watch tower. Really great experience to share with them.