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Maiden Lake is a regular spot for my family but as we walked around the lake a few days ago I saw a family who looked as though they were just making a quick stop to stretch their legs. It’s a brilliant idea, if you’re traveling along Hwy 3, and you need a place to get out of your car, along the highway, to get your body moving a bit and not commit to a big trail. It might take 5 minutes at my mother’s pace but 1 hour in my 2 year old’s daze. Just stay on the road you turn onto to get to Canadian Tire or (soon to be) Independent Grocers and park on the road behind the buildings. It’s also a great place to spot a variety of birds including, my favorite, the red wing blackbird. Give a try! You might just see us playing on the beach.
When I moved here back in 2009, or was it 2008…, I did not picture Fernie changing the way it is today. A new executive retreat? Heaven’s Gate? Montane? The Cedars? and probably more I don’t know about. I thought this was a small town that no one had heard of – I certainly had no idea what a “Fernie” was when Rod told me had moved to here.
Anyways, I’m not against progress, but I’m interested to see how all this development will impact the community.
Have you seen those paintings from the 1700s of voluptuous women just draped over a bed with beautiful fabrics surrounding them? Well, I put a painting above by François Boucher to show you what I mean, just in case. I want to BE those women. They’re so plump and contemplative, yet, peaceful and happy. I bet somewhere off canvas there’s a bowl of grapes and a pitcher of wine and maybe a little book she’s enjoying or not enjoying.
I need to go run now so I can come home and eat my spinach salad. UGH.
A few weeks ago Wapiti Music Festival announced that Elwins were out of the line up and Close Talker was in – maybe, we should give Close Talk a closer look.
Below we have the video for their single ‘Heads’ and I gotta say, I don’t know what Elwins sound like, but I’m not upset about the change. I hear they’re from Saskatoon…that’s cool.