Last Sunday Lori and I went on a drive, north on Cowboy Trail (Highway #22). Our intent was to go to Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park with Hoover the Dog just for a Sunday morning walk. A change from the area dog park we always go to. Then the sign for Big Hills Spring Provincial Park appeared and plans changed.
We spent about 1 ½ hours at this park, hiked a trail that covered the perimeter and found some water for Hoover to swim and play in.
We left the park and as we got back to the road where ,in my mind ,I was planning to turn right and go into Airdrie for some lunch. Instead I turned left and asked Lori if she was up for a drive to Sundre, Alberta! Of course she was and I knew she would be. We headed down a couple of secondary’s and we would bounce back out onto Cowboy Trail. On our way we make a quick drive into and through Carstairs and I assure you it hasn’t changed much. A small ,rural farming community. Truthfully I was on the hunt for some ice cream and got tricked by a sign that portrayed ice cream but it was actually packaged ice cream bars.Back on the road we went heading to Sundre. When we got to Sundre we drove around, checked out the campsites to see if there were any we would want to stay at, we checked out the shops and found a little café that sold ice cream. We sauntered (we were in cowboy country so instead of walking, we sauntered) into the café and bought ourselves an ice cream cone each. We sat out front on their bench eating our ice cream and enjoying the nice, hot and sunny day. After enjoying the cones we left Sundre and drove east towards highway # 2. We stopped in Olds for a sandwich and a coffee from Tim Horton’s and took in the sights. Olds has changed so much in recent years. A lot of development and big box stores now line the streets and I imagine Olds has become the go to town for area farmers and ranchers. I’m sure some of this is driven also by Olds College and the student population. We finished our sandwiches and we made it to the highway and drove south for home on highway #2. It was a nice casual day and drive through the countryside. I would like to drive south for a Sunday drive soon, catching High River, Nanton, Longview, Black Diamond and Turner Valley. For me, driving through the country, with no agenda, can be very relaxing. A great way to spend a Sunday.
I want to share this video with you from Deshun Wang, an 80-year-old model who is proof that there is no age limit on pushing yourself. I think this man is amazing and inspiring. The video is less than 2 minutes.
My cousin, my cousin in law, my cousins son in law—heck let’s just say Padraig and his business partner have their new app., covered in the Irish Times.This app. seems to be a podcast manager and I’m a big user of podcasts, listening to ~ 2 per day. I have subscribed to recovery speaker podcasts, recovery, business and sports so I am excited about giving his new app a try.The app is called Castro and is available from iTunes store.
The song this week is from Richmond Fontaine, a band from Portland, Oregon.The song is from their latest album titled You Can’t Go Back If There’s Nothing To Go Back To. I hope you enjoy A Night In The City
And the quote this week:
As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.
Thanks for reading and I hope you’ll drop by next week……….