Monday, June 11, 2007


Pouring down raining outside. As it was yesterday.

My wife had a yardsale on Sat. It was darn cold and it looked like it was going to rain. We packed it in at 01:00 P.M. and ten minutes later the sun was out. On top of that, she only made $14.00. The worse part about yardsales is packing it all up.

I am going to put up a couple of pictures of something you don't see very often. And some people never see them. Took them on my trip to Alberta. These are Bear proof garbage cans. It looks easy enough. When you put your hand inside the handle, you have to keep pushing so your hand can push the lever and open the door.

Never saw any bears. When I was climbing up and down those valley trails the thought did cross my mind. I would only want to see them from inside my car.

Friday, June 1, 2007

To get to Jasper, you have to go through the Columbia Ice Fields. Went back and forth, so we went through it twice. On the way back I did my little trek across the Athabasca ice. Where the Information Center is now was covered with ice ten years ago. When you walk towards the glacier, the ground is covered with large and small rocks. Rocks that used to be inside the ice. Left behind as the ice melted. I'll add a couple of pictures. One is of my son.