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Photos taken on October 24 and 25, 2022.

Checked into our hotel, we set off to accomplish some errands, gas up the car and grab pizza and wine for supper in the room. The first task was easy, but as this was a Monday, our first pizza place choice was closed. We opted for another location….right next to the wine store. Yay for 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.

7 thoughts on “Valemount

    1. There are very few incorporated municipalities that still call themselves a village if they exceed 1,000. 2 of them are in Alberta. Sometimes it is a provincial tax funding choice. But, you are right Bernie, many villages in Alberta and Saskatchewan barely break 100. Have a good Saturday and thanks for reading. Allan


  1. This piece oozes an autumnal serenity Allan. I love how quiet the village looks, with no foot traffic and just a few cars. Allowing all those trees to bring the place alive with flourishes of orange and red. Pizza and wine… well, of course!

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    1. This place was simply resting up, waiting for winter and the next rush of tourists. Glad we caught it in a slow time. Unfortunately, in many rural and urban municipalities here, cars (and more particularly trucks and SUVs) are king. Many would not walk a block to the corner store, if they could drive. We always tend to be the odd ones out. One food most small towns can do well is pizza and wine, well, nuff said. Thanks for reading Leighton. Happy Monday. Allan

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