Hello & happy Monday! I hope this post finds you well and enjoying the day wherever you are – at work, at the gym, enjoying a snack, or picking up your kids from school. We’re launching into a jam-packed week (for Mikey in work, for me as his “support staff!”), starting with Mikey airing online tonight, live at 8pm ET, on the “Stupid Cancer Show!” If you’d like to tune in from wherever you are, click the link above and enjoy learning more about the making of our film and what young adult cancer survivors go through when diagnosed and post-treatments. So grateful for this experience to be on the show in New York via phone! More presentations and talks for Mikey plus job hunting for me – business is slow right now but I’m grateful to be working at all!
This was a weekend of being with friends and enjoying experiences to the fullest! It all began Friday night when I picked Mikey up from work, resulting in both of us being downtown together at dinner. We tried a very small, local restaurant called Farm that proved to be delicious!
After a delicious dinner (bacon back ham salad with feta, slivered beets, and seasonal vegetables for me; a tender pork chop with delectable taste and a beer for Mikey), we headed to our friend’s house for a going-away party for a couple who is moving to Dubai!
We captured a picture after a few people had left, but it was a great night connecting with new and old friends and wishing our friends goodbye! Thanks for hosting, Mandi, and farewell and happy adventures to the Stanleys!
After sleeping in Saturday morning and using a quiet morning to talk about our life direction and work (wow – we seem to have this conversation ALL the time! ), I headed out the door for a not-great, not-bad, just so-so 10 miler. It was hotter than I realized,I was thirsty and had heavy legs, but I was still glad to run and process our talk as I cruised through Fish Creek Park past many people out enjoying the incredible fall weather. [I love seeing people out walking, running, biking, etc on trails! It’s so motivating.] We made a plan to climb Mt. Temple the next day and got to work packing the car with gear – food, clothing, cameras, and sleeping stuff and set off toward the Rockies.
On our way we stopped and met Mikey’s boss in the beautiful mountain town of Canmore for a late(er)-night bite to eat at Zona’s. What a great little bistro! It was buzzing with life; it seemed everyone was out enjoying the amazingly warm end of September weather!
After a great evening of chatting, eating appetizers, sipping on a tasty wine, and enjoying great company outside on a patio with Ha Ling Peak in the background, we headed out to Lake Louise for the night.
We woke up early, packed our bags, and ate our new go-to backcountry meal: 7-grain oats with some sunflower seed butter, chia seeds, flax seeds, and a banana each. We were ready to go, Vibram Five Finger shoes on, already revelling in the gorgeous and warm early morning weather.
I’ll let the photos and video do the rest of the talking, because words cannot describe the beauty of the changing seasons as displayed in the beautiful larch trees under the morning glow of just-after-dawn! Enjoy some visual stimulation of our journey up and down the 11,354 ft. peak!
Thanks for following along our fun journey! I think Aldous Huxley said it best:
“My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of church going.”
…it was for us tonight! I hope you had a great weekend too….Have you ever climbed a mountain? Do you like to hike? What’s your idea of a perfect weekend outing?
Be back tomorrow with a less photo-heavy post. Have a great night! Eat well today, move if you can, and above all, live well & be well! Adios for now,