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I Find Myself With a Smile on My Face – Part 4

All photos taken on September 27, 2022.

This would be one of the longest legs of our ride at 6.1km (3 3/4 miles) along the treed edge of Fort Edmonton Park to Whitemud Road and then down into the river valley and across the Fort Edmonton Footbridge. From there, we took a short jaunt up into Oleskiw subdivision for the views, before heading back down for the ride through Jan Reimer Park, across the Terwillegar footbridge and into Terwillegar Park. Pheww. I got tired just detailing this section.

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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.

13 thoughts on “I Find Myself With a Smile on My Face – Part 4

    1. We did not need these bikes, but wanted to get them while we could still ride about. I put over 800 km on mine since June and we can’t wait for next riding season. Thanks for reading and commenting Maggie. Allan

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    1. Man oh man, are you ever right Leighton. -22C feels like -29C this morning. Shoveled 3 times already, in addition to baking 6 loaves of Levain bread, vacuuming the house, doing my exercise routine and before I knew it was coffee time. Not gonna feel guilty for sittin’ doin’ nothin’ this aft. Jan was not the best mayor, but she is a great human being and still being an advocate for abused women. Thanks so much for reading. Allan


  1. I agree with Leighton! Bring back the beautiful fall colors and day, but not until Dec 26th 🙂 this does seem like the perfect e-bike ride. I enjoy going through ritzy neighborhoods and seeing the massive houses, now I can do it from my couch on Zillow 🙂

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    1. I definitely miss the fall colours and weather. Tired of winter white and cold. I used to dream of owning a ritzy place, but my home will do just fine. Thanks for reading Lyssy. Allan


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