Before our final trek from Calgary to Panno, we have a few more days to spend with our good friends Stan and Liz. Liz is our tour guide today.
We started out fairly early that day, hopped the C train to Downtown Calgary.
|Indoor Garden, Calgary|
First stop, an indoor garden on the top floor of a shopping mall. I don't do shopping malls, but this was the exception to my rule. Absolutely tranquil as we could feel the tropical warmth warming our damp bones. Before we knew it was time for a quick lunch, then off to the core.
The architecture of this sprawling city was structurally beautiful.
It was time to depart and on the road again. Another blizzard on our last leg of driving.
And, the worst driving conditions we encountered this year. Superstition has it coming in 3's. three days of driving in blizzards! We crossed the Continental Divide then the road disappeared! But, safe and sound...time for a cold beer!
This year we are house sitting in Windermere. Bob and I thought it would be a good experience to live off the mountain for a season for comparison. It is approx. 30 km from Windermere to Panorama. Not too bad. We have been spoiled last season by living on the mountain. A bit more preparing the day.
A few days to recover from the last blizzard and some sound sleep. Then, up the mountain to pick up our ski gear from Wilhem and Gee. We all had a great visit and good cup of coffee. It seemed like yesterday as we were catching up on the last year of mountain life.
|"Tumbleweed" & Gee|
Now, time to check out the scenery, pick up our season's pass and some mountain friends.
|Wilhem & Casey (ski bums in training)|
|Back at Panorama...with our favorite Mountain Friend|
|Bob, "The Silver Fox"|
Ouch....by the end of the day we limp back home to lick our wounds, eat and crawl into bed. Just to do it all over again the next day and the day after.
What a life!!!
|Deb, Don, Bob, Richard & Doug|