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Badlands and Beyond, part 10 – Canadian Rockies

"In every walk with nature, one receives far more than they seek." - John Muir Johnston Canyon, Banff, Canada Our second full day in Banff, Canada, and we woke up to drizzly weather... again. On the agenda was hiking Johnston Canyon and possibly taking on some other hikes in the area that were close to…

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A Dog for the Journey

To have a dog, or not... that is the question Phil and I have been pondering for quite some time. We look at their pictures on internet sites; cute, adorable, bundles of fluff and feel these little nippers pulling at our heartstrings, just begging to be held and cuddled. Both of us love dogs and…

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Banff Grizzlies

https://videopress.com/v/xioH5hVa Grizzlies along the Trans-Canadian Highway, Banff Canada These beautiful grizzly bears were grazing along the Trans-Canadian Highway as we were returning to our campsite, after a glorious day spent hiking around Lake Louise. As one can imagine, the Trans-Canadian is a very busy highway with cars, and big semi-trucks cruising along at a good…

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A Note of Encouragement

“So this, I believe, is the central question upon which all creative living hinges: Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear After I had posted our first pictures of traveling to Yellowstone on Facebook, my great-aunt Myrna messaged…