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I Find Myself With a Smile on My Face – Part 3

All photos taken on September 27, 2022.

…for another trip to the Amenities Block (coffee recycling station). When hiking or biking anywhere, knowing where the washrooms are is a plus. This leg of the ride would take us 5.3 km (3 1/4 miles) back from Hawrelak Park, through Whitemud Park to the Talus Dome, then to Fort Edmonton Park.

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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 “I Find Myself With a Smile on My Face – Part 3

  1. I didn’t know that before the Quesnell Bridge was constructed, talus forms of the earth occurred naturally along the river valley. Now I understand the idea behind Talus Dome as the sculpture refers to the coexistence of the man-made and the natural. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx

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    1. Exactly right Aiva. So, I think the artist and city were exactly right in their choice of subject and location. The medium used helps make the sculpture stand out. Thanks for reading and commenting. Have a great day. Allan

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    1. OK, now we are tied again on the for and against. Thanks for your vote Leighton. I have been going to Fort Edmonton Part since 1975, the year after it opened. We have not been back for a long time and will have to go again to see what’s new, er, what’s old. Thanks for reading and commenting. Allan

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    1. My reaction to art boils down to 2 possibilities: 1) Do I like it? 2) Do I not like it? I do not care what the artists frame of mind was or what he had for breakfast. I do like this one. That reflection shot under the bridge was quite the surprise. Thanks for reading Lyssy. Allan

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