Category Archives: travel

The Kindness of Strangers

“Ok, let’s see…have we got everything?” I wondered, scanning the mound of stuff crammed into the passenger seat of our little car. The roads were congested and we were already an hour later getting out of the city. I’d had … Continue reading

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Arizona Opposites

I have been reluctant about making this post… …partly because I feel guilty for being in a warm beautiful place where the sun is shining and my white-as-a-ghost skin is beginning to tan for the first time in 9 months, … Continue reading

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A Farm Tour to Remember: Trail’s End Beef

Rachel and I met in University nearly a decade ago. We sat together in Literary criticism, me in my funky folk and she in her Wranglers and speckled boots. It didn’t take long for Rachel and I to become  friends and … Continue reading

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Harvest Moon and the Collective Eclectic

Oh it has been a lovely week of coming down. The bike tour was a tremendous success- we raised a considerable chunk of change which will go towards two wonderful causes- helping our community and the world at large…but I’ll … Continue reading

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Little Bird Rescued on Steven’s Ave

When the immature robin flitted from it’s nest a little too early, it’s chances for survival amidst the tought cement and cold ashphalt of downtown Calgary were mighty grim. Well, at least they were until Donna Kirkpatrick picked him up. Calixa, … Continue reading

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The Best Reuben Sandwich in the world!

Ok, if you know me at all then you’ll know that when I’m in Calgary I like to eat at Edelweiss. “Ummmm,” you probably have to wonder, “you mean Calgary Alberta right- not, like, a Calgary in Germany?” I assure … Continue reading

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The Apple Valley Country Kitchen- A Delightful Discovery

When you walk through the door at the Apple Valley Country Kitchen you feel like you’ve gone back in time. Antique clocks and beautiful wooden furniture line the walls. Homemade preserves beckon from the shelf- promising sweet indulgence and the smell … Continue reading

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A Farm Tour to Remember- Heritage Breeds and Happy Animals

A few weeks ago some friends and I took an unusual tour. A grassroots mom and pop sort of tour of a farm where rare and heritage breed pigs, geese, hens, cows and sheep pasture on organic grasses. I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Cafe Bru, a Treasure in the Tiger Hills

Annette and Bert Wytinck just couldn’t bear to see the old Icelandic church demolished. When the dilapidated Frikirkju chapel went up for tender, abandoned and run-down in 1996, they put in a bid and “signed the papers four days later.” They then moved the old building … Continue reading

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Family Time at the Cabin

Last weekend the girls and I went to the lake for the first time this season Like a heavy patchwork quilt, constructed over time and lovingly sewn by five generations, the family property at Rocky Lake is imbued with laughter, … Continue reading

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