Saturday, 15 November 2014

One Week Done! Back to work for 6 days, then off again!

Beautiful 5 days travelling to British Columbia, visiting friends and enjoying the sights.  We got back on Friday, Nov 14th.  Didn't want to push our luck with the roads going through the mountains.
It's beginning to look a LOT like winter!

Solid ice on the side of the mountain.

Heavy equipment called in!

There is a show on TV called the Highway Thru Hell, and it is actually the #5 Highway Coquihalla.  I can only imagine this road in a storm!
WOW...120 KMH...Hubby shouldn't get a ticket now!
Notice the bears on the entrance!

It was a very picturesque drive with lots of scenery.  Some of the towns didn't have much but we stopped and investigated what was there and took some interesting pictures.
Carving at a Shell Station in BC.

Across from the hotel *Sandman* in Revelstoke, BC.

I couldn't believe it but in New Westminster at the Inn at the Quay they have there Christmas decorations up inside and outside the gardeners were working on planting....I know that some were bulbs and some were pansies!~  Try that -21 C they sure wouldn't last.
Inn at The Quay Lobby, November 2014 
Some places still had leave on the trees!
Spring, summer, fall & winter all in one day!

We came home to SNOW and bitterly cold temperatures.  This is going to make for a very long winter! 

Before we left, there was a "Scotch Tasting" that we attended at Willow Park.  Seriously tried to get Frank to provide a beer for me, anything but scotch but as you can see from my setting, that didn't work out as planned.
Seriously, I'm supposed to drink this????  Can't see that happening!

Had good news from Paul & Jeannie....the doctor has to run more tests but they believe they have got all the cancer and Paul (as we all are) is thrilled with this news.

I lost the diamond out of a ring in BC so will have to take it in for repairs and replacement.  Will call the insurance company first to see if they will cover it through my house insurance.  I'm guessing not but worth a try.

Once again health issues are concerning me in regards to hubby.  He is waiting on a call from a specialist and hopefully we'll have some sort of diagnosis soon!

Will post pics now of the trip.  Have a great week everyone!

Found this at a Product Stand!

Rogers Pass November 2014

Yep...that's a case of beer at the feet!
White Rock, BC

Sunset on the Fraser River, BC

Remembrance Day Nov 2014, Whistler, BC

The rings!  Vancouver Olympics

Glad I had my mittens!  Whistler

Whistler, BC

Downtown Vancouver
At Canada Place, Downtown Vancouver, Nov 2014

The Olympic Flame for Vancouver Olympics

The designer!

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Are they SERIOUS?????

Snowfall warnings issued across southwestern Alberta

It's beginning to look a lot like ... winter?
Much of southwestern Alberta is getting reacquainted with Old Man Winter as a storm system from Montana brings snow to much of the region Saturday afternoon.
Environment Canada has issued multiple weather warnings across the southwestern part of the province, warning the storm will bring 10 to 25 centimetres before tapering off on Sunday.
The system started off as cloud and rain in many areas before changing to snow as cooler air moved in from the north.
More western areas at a higher elevation should expect to see more snow.  Drivers are warned to adjust their driving for the conditions. The weather agency says visibility may be suddenly reduced in heavy snow.
OMG....don't like white!

Not a pretty color!

The stress if finally OVER!  Hubby had his LC exam yesterday....both hoping he passed!  It's been a lot of studying and stress lately on both of us but hopefully was all worth it.  We are (OK maybe just me) hoping this opens new doors for him in regards to employment.

The coming week will be busy....I have 2 days training out of the office, back to work on Friday and then off on vacation....YES it was approved by my new supervisor.  We are thinking of heading West to Vancouver (weather permitting) and meeting up with some dear friends.

We have a lot of vacation to take in the next month or so....but it is so expensive now to book anything because it has been so late in getting the approvals on vacation.  We may just start driving at Christmas and see where we end up!  Or NOT!  LOL

I can't believe we have been here almost 2 years!  Feels like an eternity to me.  LOL.   Still looking to be "B'ville Bound"!  Home is where the heart is and that's where mine has special meaning to me in regards to my relationship, my family and my friends.

Have a great week everyone!  Be safe!