It's the end of October and before we know it, snow will be covering these beautiful red fall leaves. I can't wait. (Note sarcasm!).
Loved this place. Can you guess where it was? I don't think it's hard!
We have been hosting some of our friends from England, exposing them to quintessential Alberta. It is hard to define quintessential because of course, that depends on so many things. Location, (city or countryside?), heritage, (Alberta has many many heritages and cultures represented within its borders) and so on. So we have done waffles and pancakes for breakfast, went to Sylvan Lake where we explained that that small patch of sand is 'the beach', and experienced a rodeo in a small town.
I captured this on the drive home. Perhaps it's a caricature but it surely must be included in the list of Alberta quintessentials.
I am particular about my coffee but not in the snobby way you may think. I generally find most coffees way to strong for my taste. I seriously like McDonalds coffee. But here, in thiscoffee shop tucked away on the Vegas Strip, Mark and I founda coffee heaven haven. It was smooth to the palate and the ambience and style of the place aesthetically pleasing. We loved it and Mark was quite taken by their super dupa pump action coffee making machines, all controlled by some android device so that every drink is the perfect temperature. And the coffee is roasted in house, fair trade and organic. What else is there to say.
I fell in love with San Fransisco on a recent trip there. Admittedly, the weather was unusually gorgeous for April so we saw it at its best but still, the vibrancy and cosmopolitan character of the place was evident on every hilly street. This was the view from our hotel room.
Last week my husband and I took a bus trip from Las Vegas to see the Grand Canyon. The return journey took around 10 hours and we were there for 3. Was it worth it? One word. Yes.