We were on an excursion today, travelling down the Icefield Parkway (Highway 93) from Jasper to Icefield Centre and a bit beyond to the Wilcox Pass Trailhead 107 km away. The temperature at the Icefield Centre was -9 C at 7 AM and going all the way up to a balmy +2 C. Sounded like the perfect hiking day to us. As we drove South, we were greeted with empty highways, as if we were in a post apocalyptic world. We passed very few vehicles on the trip down. Patty was impressed that I actually stood on the yellow line to take the feature photo. I never break rules. Yeah, right. While tempted to stop many more times to gaze on the mountains, we opted to keep on driving as we had a hike to take.
After working for 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 3+ 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 wanted me to do has been rewarding. While I still miss the social aspect of working with a team of great people, I have managed to keep in touch with many from my former team and I have many friends and family members who now fulfill this part of my life. Now that my Patty has retired, we are able to spend more time in pursuits and with people who are near and dear to us. 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 not become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation. View all posts by kagould17