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What a Gas!

All photos taken on September 5, 2022.

The first decision we needed to make today was what to do about the ongoing power outage. Suffice it to say, leaving PLR never entered into our minds. Remember the first item on the notice from the front office? We recommend filling your car with gas at this time. Yeah, we did not do that. Stupid us.

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Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

14 thoughts on “What a Gas!

    1. It was a pretty drive and the West side of the mountains was free from smoke, at least. There are at least 2 Moose Lakes in Canada and I am certain even more. The early explorers named things for what they saw when the first arrived and I guess there must have been moose here. Thanks for reading Lyssy. Allan


  1. Running out of gas: Fail. But then being rewarded with that drive: WIN! It all worked out well in the end. The views are magnificent, especially that stunning glacier. I could have Googled this, but just have to ask a human expert. How many Moose Lakes would you say there are in Canada?

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    1. The whole week was serendipitous for sure. Bringing our own food and the portable power pack kept us fed and me taking photos. Charging the bikes one last time before the power went out gave us another ride and getting the tank filled gave us the best last day ever…posts coming. There are 6 identified Moose Lakes in Canada and 2 in the U.S. on the Google maps, but I am betting there are a lot more. At least one for every moose. Thanks for reading and commenting Leighton. Have a great weekend. Allan

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    1. Even though the park was busy, we were happy to stop and look at Robson. This is one place we have not explored enough as we always seem to be flying by. Thanks for reading Bernie. Allan


  2. Just as the early trappers, hunters and explorers felt in awe at Mount Robson’s magnificence so am I. One day I would love to see the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Thanks for sharing such beautiful photos from your part of the world and have a lovely Fourth Sunday of Advent 🙂 Aiva xx

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    1. It is a pretty impressive mountain complete with glaciers and a glacial lake (Berg Lake). I was supposed to do a 3 day back country hike there in 2019, but all the campsites were booked up, so had to change our plans. When we drove by in October, it was visible from head to toe, a very rare occurrence. Thanks for reading and commenting Aiva. Allan

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