Westering: prologue

Last week we were in the West. Alber­ta, to be pre­cise. We board­ed a train on Fri­day evening, and were in Edmon­ton Sat­ur­day morn­ing. We rent­ed a car, drove south to Cal­gary, and spent a few days vis­it­ing with my sis­ter and her hub­by. Tues­day we drove back up to Edmon­ton, hung out with Kathleen’s sis­ter and her fam­i­ly, then got on the east­bound train on Sat­ur­day evening. By 9 AM Sun­day we were home again.

That’s a cap­sule sum­ma­ry, of course. Over the next few days I’ll drill down in more detail, but for now I’m tired (I think I picked up a cold out West), and so here are some select­ed pic­tures from our trip (some of which will sure­ly be repeat­ed in the next few posts).

Susie and Jeff
My sis­ter and her hub­by.

Mountain
You can tell I’m a prairie boy; every time I’m near any moun­tains, I feel the need to record all of them. This is a set of six or so pho­tos, stitched togeth­er with Autos­titch.

Orchids Orchids I almost stepped in this
Some of the plants in Edmonton’s Mut­tart Con­ser­va­to­ry.

Sharon and Cy
Kathleen’s sis­ter and her hub­by.

The dome
Not far from home, I found myself alone in the dome car with my cam­era and my lit­tle mini-tri­pod.

More to come!