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I Find Myself With a Smile on My Face – Part 6

All photos taken on September 27, 2022.

…at Ramsay Heights Lookout. LOOKOUT, indeed. The lookout used to be capped with a bit more land and several homes…until the riverbank slid and the houses with them.

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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.

5 thoughts on “I Find Myself With a Smile on My Face – Part 6

  1. Great post and wonderful photos, Allan 🙂 With such a magnificent view of a bend in the North Saskatchewan River, Ramsay Heights Lookout is a really beautiful spot in town and it is quite amazing that homes in the area are still in high demand in spite of the potential risk of landslides. It would be an ideal place for viewing sunsets. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx

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    1. Happy St. Stephen’s Day Aiva. It is Boxing Day here and all line up for great deals at the shops. We will not be joining them The bend in the river is what gave the name to the overall housing area and it is easy to see why. As to the landslides, this view is worth a lot, but not that much to me. I like to build on stable ground. Thanks for reading and enjoy the day. Allan 🤗🤗

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    1. It is so nice that the river bank is so high here, you can get a great view of the bend. That is what likely attracted the home owners when they saw it. Nature decided the view was for everyone and cleared the vista. I agree. It would be like building low down on the Atlantic coast and not expecting the crashing waves might hit your house on day. Nature is best viewed from a safe distance. Thanks for reading Leighton. Allan

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