Day 1 was off to Lake Louise. Our first stop of the day was to go up the gondola (or rather chair lift) up the mountain at the Lake Louise Ski resort for a great view of the Ten Peaks Valley. My remembrance of the off season gondola ride was that there was a restaurant at the top of the gondola where we could get something to eat and a beer. That is no longer the case. Now, what is a restaurant in ski season is a nature interpretative centre with complimentary coffee the rest of the year. Here we learned about the local grizzly Bears.
The day after our cat became the first skunking victim of 2013 of the family, our dog, Chase, became the second member of the family to get sprayed.
What was weird was letting the dog out mid afternoon on a blazing hot day and having a skunk waiting for him. The skunk was eating seeds from under the bird feeder. Skunk sightings in the day almost never happen.
Have you ever had your name published in a newspaper? It might have first happened when you were a kid, getting your name mentioned because your house league baseball team won their big game. Or maybe later, it was in the high School when you were awarded an academic achievement that made the papers. Or perhaps, as a business person, your business was centered out for some community contribution. Whatever the reason, didn’t it feel great, just to know that your name if published in print for everyone to see. That is the magic of the community newspaper. Somehow, we overlook that when we talk about the future of newspapers.
My son’s band, Get Back, was featured in the London Free Press. They are a Beatles tribute band with the youngest member being 12 years old and the oldest 16. They are amazing… Okay.. I’m probably biased… You tell me.