Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Bought my early-bird seasons pass before the deadline...almost forgot.
There has been some snow on the peaks and I'm getting excited to go riding. Hockey will have to keep me busy until then.
Going to U2 in Van on the 28th....its been 20 years since I last saw them in Australia...whoa.
That is a shot of Travis carving it up in Ymir bowl with afternoon light.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Summer is fun....I don't want it to end!!!
There has been lots of fun so far this summer. Mostly I'm glad to have my sweetheart back from school...unfortunately that will be ending come september cuz she's going back.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Now that the fog has cleared and I've sobered up a little I can post some photos from the weekend get-away. Nine guys in 5 cars, ranging from '54 to '66, headed for the annual 'Cactus Jalopies' car show in Osoyoos BC last weekend. Lots of beer, patron and other libations were dealt with in an organized and responsible manner.......NOT!!!!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Last month the fire hall I belong to had the opportunity to do a control burn on a house that was slated for demolition. We used to the house for various training scenarios. There is no substitute for this kind of training....everything went really well. Here are some photos.
The photo above is roof vent training.
Below is some ladder egress training. Smokey...
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Had a great trip to Calgary over the weekend. Hanging with my bird and enjoying the beautiful weather. Having beers at the Ship & Anchor wearing a t-shirt.....nice!
We got a super discount room at the swanky Fairmont Palliser downtown and had lots of fun. The Avenue Diner has amazing breakfasts.
There was a lot of hanging in the yard going on....Our friend's son Eli was ecstatic over the BBQ lighter fluid.
Pilot, the dog, is not sure he wants to be ridden so he's about to make a run for it.
Monday, April 06, 2009
I love when its spring down here and winter in the mountains. I fired up the '63 wagon the other day and took it for a spin down the back road...can't wait for drag race season! It fired right up.
This is what the riding looked like 4 days ago.......sick!
Sunday was the last day at the hill (WH2O) and the riding was very spring like....in fact it was the only spring riding day we had this season. It had snowed over a meter and a half in the last 2 weeks so there was lots of powder turns before the closing weekend. I'll miss the turns but if I'm not golfing to soon I can always go for a tour.
A group of us hit the hill on Sunday and made a couple of snow couches where we could catch some rays and have some beers in between runs. Soooooooo fun!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Its been a great season playing hockey on Monday nights with the Night Terrors group. We had our final game last night. We're trying to form an official league next season with 4-6 teams. That would be fun.
There is one more co-ed game but I won't be here for that and the Sunday Moose hockey finished last week. I'm not sure how many games I played this season but it was quite a few....2 or 3 days a week.
The ski hill closes this weekend so it will be time to pull the mtn bike out and get it tuned up. Yeah Spring!
Monday, March 30, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Really, really happy that winter isn't over just yet. I was painfully aware that I hadn't done enough riding this season because of poor conditions. Well that has been rectified......out like a lion. Many folks around here are happy to let Spring skiing go right on by in exchange for powder.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
So the riding has been good around here for the last little while....just in time for the end of the season. Happy to have the snow.
Here's a shot of Gerry Lopez at Baldface...he was always a blast to ride with.
In other news....I had a bunch of my camera gear stolen along with my wallet and my car ashtray full of change. I was dumb enough to leave my gear in my car out front of my house overnight and it was gone in the morning. Apparently the thieves worked over the whole neighborhood. The RCMP told me they'd had numerous calls. So yeah I don't think I'm going to get any insurance.....DANG!
Another shot of Kurt Wastell killing it. The Billibong group was fun to shoot and hang with.
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
There's been a lot of emotionally charged events going on around these parts in the last couple of weeks. RIP Travis, SLB. Heal fast Rusty. Play safe out there kids.....
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I was out for a walk the other day and there is a small lake not far from here that was iced over. These snowy bumps are rocks. I was wandering around on the ice taking photos not knowing how thick it was and wondering how deep the water might be. I had the strange desire to walk across the center of the lake.....I convinced myself this would be a bad idea since I was alone. Its kind of like that desire to jump off a cliff......you want to do it but without the tragic consequences....or is that just me?
So anyway I'm off to Calgary for the weekend to hang with my bird....I have tickets to see Calgary and Nashville play and I'll try and stay out of trouble. When I drove to Calgary at the beginning of January it dumped a shitload of snow so I'm hoping this trip will be just as fruitful.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
So if its not going to snow I guess we'll find other things to outside like skating on a friends outdoor rink. It has taken longer to get it going this season but now that it is cold again and the end boards are up we can finally play.
The beginning of January looked promising for snowfall but it was short and sweet. It has not snowed in weeks and this makes me sad.
Saturday night was a friend's Birthday party and it was a 50's theme. Dressing up is always fun.
Things are getting crazy........