I AM IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES ! FINALLY ! The weather is not as sunny as expected but you know, clouds and rain to have their own charm and beauty. My oldest son is a romantic. Yesterday, He mentioned how this reminded him of this, and of that …. and I saw the world through his eyes – through innocence and wonder. I then took a step back and decided to step it up. I was tired. I was sore everywhere. But I was in one of the most beautiful places on Earth ( in my head anyways …).
So I popped some ES Tylenol and we jumped in the car. Went on up to Moraine Lake to take a quick look and took some gorgeous pics. The air was cool. The smell was sweet and the pictures were incredible. Making our way down the hill, I regained some of that OMG feeling and it all kicked in that we were here – in our favorite spot in the world. Supper was at a nice place at the Fairmont Hotel . This is one of the beautiful stops of the trip Right in front of Lake Louise. After supper which consisted of a steak and mashed potatoes for me ( needed the energy ), we proceeded to take our pictures outside in front of the majestic scenery.
Once again, it was raining a bit but it was breathtaking. We took family pictures. Individual pictures. Funny pictures of Mackie ‘planking’ before the scenery. We laughed and had a great time. OF course, I took too many pictures…. but I don’t care – one can never ever have too many memories … A few faithful readers suggested that I disconnect on the trip. I appreciate the thought. However, when one has Aspergers, it’s hard to do so. Writing is my hobby. My passion. I hope to write a few personal journals. A few blogs . And a few chapters for my book while I am in Jasper, sitting by my beloved river. You could not ask a musician to put away his instrument ( I know – I’m also one ! ) or a painter to put away his brushes for a week. And so, not like I am a great writer, but I cannot put away my camera and keyboard for a week. Fact is – it hurts when I write with a pen – but a keyboard permits me to write twice as much, twice as fast … I write so that I don’t forget how I feel , so that in the dark days of the cold winter I can return to my entries and relive my best moments….
So I’m okay — don’t worry – I WILL relax. To do so unplugged would kill me. I think that technology has been a blessing and I am making the best of it. Later this morning, we’re headed of Jasper. Where I truly believe that I could live. It’s going to be my home for the next 6 days. I’ll breathe the air. Sleep in the tranquility and find myself once again. I can’t wait to take a thousand more pictures. To write a million more words. And to create a ton more memories with my family.
If Life is a Journey – let it continue in the Mountains.
I’m coming home ….