Alberta on my Mind

Have I told you lately that I have a BFF in San Jose, California? Oh I guess I have! But did you know Alys and I met right here at WordPress? Maybe you do. Well now, have you ever wondered what it’s REALLY like in the Boom-zone? No, maybe, absolutely, all of the above? Read on………..

Gardening Nirvana

I’ve had an extraordinary ten days in Alberta. In typical holiday fashion, the time passed in a flash. It was full of highs and more highs. So it goes when you’re spending time with a treasured friend.

Jasper National Park Alberta Good times at Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

I met Boomdee via WordPress, a wonderful forum for finding your people. There are days when I still can’t believe it.

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Yet here we are, making the most of our time together, while making do with the time apart.

Boomdee lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She hosted me at her home in Edmonton. We also took a two-day excursion to the mountains, the world-famous Canadian Rockies, about a five-hour drive from Edmonton. Mr. B, as he’s affectionately known, drove the ten-hour round trip. The drive was breathtaking.

Japser National Park Alberta-034

The mostly two-lane highway passes magnificent forests of Alpine Larch, Spruce, Fir to name just a…

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35 thoughts on “Alberta on my Mind

    • Thank you Roth Poetry for your message. My friend, Alys was actually born in Canada but hadn’t been to the Canadian Rockies. So we were excited to get her up there. We shall take her to Banff on her next visit. Canadian beauty shouldn’t be rushed, tee-hee. Wow, climbing Whistler! I’ve been, but as a tourist. There’s so many beautiful places to visit and double fun in good company. Cheers!

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    • Good Morning Lavinia! Thank you so much. There’s lot’s to love about living in Alberta. We’re very fortunate to enjoy some travel abroad but I’m always happy to come home sweet home. I’m sure you feel the same arriving home too. Though our time together flew by so fast, we had a great visit. Alys is such good company, you couldn’t ask for a better friend. xo B

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    • I know right? It’s kind of mind blowing how paths cross. Are they meant too? Is it just co-incidence? I remember seeing a movie called ‘Sliding Doors’ with Gwenyth Paltrow. A very interesting concept where two scenario’s of her life play out side by side. On one hand, she rushes to catch a train and *just* misses it. On the other hand, she *just* makes it and arrives home early. Both scenario’s play out very different. What a difference a mere moment in time can make. I had what Oprah called her ‘a-huh’ moments and sometimes think about how my life might be different if I’d never started a blog. I guess, happily, I’ll never know xo K


  1. Oh Boomdee, you, Alys and Mr. B certainly “did it up” during her visit – what a gorgeous part of the world you live in and how absolutely fabulous that you had so much fun sharing it with Alys! I think in our lives we meet and fully connect with like souls who will stay in our hearts forever and you and Alys are just like that. It’s a real gift to have a friend you can totally be relaxed around and enjoy even the quiet moments. Thanks for sharing this fun vacation with us!

    Love and Hugs, Pam (and Sam)

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