Friday, September 25, 2009

Fall Colors

We went for a walk today on our walking trail. The leaves are changing colors and it's such a pretty walk through the bush. The forecast is for a windy day tomorrow. I'm afraid the leaves won't stay on the trees much longer, so I'm glad we were able to go out there today.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Mr. Mike's

On a recent trip to the city we enjoyed a nice meal at Mr. Mike's in WEM. I had a salad called Cascadia, mixed greens, honey roasted pecans, goat cheese and cranberries with zesty grapefruit ginger vinargrette. Hmm! I enjoyed it very much. I had something like this at The Keg in Banff last month, except it was a spinach salad.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

End of August holiday

We were able to get away for a short holiday last week. It actually worked out rather well, the hotels were having their end of summer specials.

We always thought a drive down highway 22 would be nice. This would take us from Rocky Mountain House to Cochrane and Bragg Creek to Pincher Creek.

We began our week with a visit to Rocky Mountain House and the Tamarack Inn. The next day we contined on towards Cochrane where we had lunch at Boston Pizza. Our next adventure was the scenic highway 40 to Kananaskis Village. It is a nice drive to the village where you can visit the shops in the hotel with lots of nic-nacs and t-shirts/ jackets etc. as well as an ice cream shop for those that delight in such things. Then we continued on our way on highway 1 to Banff where we spent two nights at the Red Carpet Inn. This hotel is two blocks from downtown where you can find a lot of stores to shop the whole day and into the evening too. Many restaurants are also located along the hotel strip and in the downtown. At the end of Banff's main street and across the bridge is a beautiful park with many beds of flowers all manicured and pretty just waiting to have their pictures taken.

On Wednesday we left the Banff area to continue on highway 22. At Turner Valley we found a delightful little restaurant called the Chuckwagon. It is just off the main road in a brightly painted red building. The decor is western and filled with antiques. The food is delicious and we were told on weekends the people are lined up to get into the place.

After all that driving we came to Pincher Creek's A&W and a quick drive around the town where hubby had one of his first teaching assignments. Onwards then to the city of Lethbridge for a three night stay. Southern Alberta didn't disappoint... the weather was gorgeous.. it was hot and we loved it.