Wednesday, October 26, 2016

October 25 & 26

Stayed in a lovely new Best Western in Shelby that even had my name on a welcome board!

John and Diane left for home after breakfast and I stayed at the hotel until noon when they drove me to the train station.   Walked the downtown and had lunch.   Then it was wait until the train arrived.  It was 1.5 hours late. 

Once I arrived in Portland I walked to Voodoo Donuts to take a sampling home. 

A personal welcome to the Best Western in Shelby

Monday, October 24, 2016

October 24 - Shelby Mt

Pretty much a day of driving to Shelby, Montana.  

My train is tomorrow at 5:17 and I can stay at this Best Western until it's time to go to the train station and they'll drive me there.

We did the obligatory stop at the Milk River Visitor Center.   We are in dinosaur territory today so they are everywhere.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

October 23

Final day in High River.

Did laundry then spent the rest of the day helping John and Diane with various computer and cell phone issues.  I think all is working well now.

We did take a walk over to the Highwood Golf & Country Club for lunch and later had dinner at my hotel.

Diane tools around very well on her scooter

Saturday, October 22, 2016

October 22

Gerald's last day today as his flight back home to Halifax is this evening.

So, it was a driving day.  First to the Okotoks Erratic.

Up close to the Erratic

The walkway to the Erratic

Then we went back to the Bragg Creek area and this time there was no snow and the temperature was lovely.  We found that they were having a scarecrow festival and couldn't resist a good laugh at these two.

The Trump scarecrow

The Hilary scarecrow

The text on the Hilary scarecrow

Another lovely day.

Friday, October 21, 2016

October 21

I  didn't feel well yesterday so stayed in bed most of the day but felt much better by the end of the afternoon so we all had a lovely dinner.  John and Gerald went to play pool in the afternoon.

Chinook Arch over High River last night

Today was a gorgeous day!  We went to Nanton to see the Bomber Command Museum.


John in the flight simulator

Off one of the planes showing bombs dropped by Ronnie Jenkins

The Lancaster

Then we were off to Vulcan.  They've had a busy year with the 50th anniversary of Star Trek!

Vulcan Visitor Center

Star Ship

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

October 19

Wonderful temperature today, blue skies and sunshine!  We drove into south Calgary and then took the train into downtown.

What a lovely city center!  We only picked one thing to go towards and that was the +15 Skywalk.  This skywalk is 15 feet above the street and links about 10 miles of the downtown so you can go a long ways without having to step outside if you don't want to.  It's the most extensive pedestrian network of its kind in the world.

Downtown pedestrian walkway

One of many entrances to +15 Skywalk

Cleaning and polishing the Famous 5 statues.  Here are three.

These five Albertan women were drawn together by the tides of history and a shared idealism. Each was a true leader in her own right: one a police magistrate, another a legal expert who founded the National Council for Women, and three served as Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. And they did all this before they were even fully defined as "persons" under Canadian and British law.

Calgary Tower

Artwork on the street

City Hall is being renovated and will reopen in 2020.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

October 18

Today was the day to watch curling and then snooker.  Click on the sentence below to watch the four games we watched.

A nice dinner at John and Diane's brought a great end to the day.

Tomorrow we will take the train into Calgary and see some of the downtown.