Friday, June 15, 2012

I Wish I Was in Banff

Jayson is in Calgary on business this week and he texted me the other day to let me know they had a free day and spent it in Banff. I might be slightly extremely jealous. Banff is one of the most beautiful places on earth...and I've been to a lot of beautiful places.

Even if you've never heard of Banff you've probably seen pictures of the area without realizing it. Here are a few:
The Canadian Rockies.
The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel from Surprise Corner on Thunder Mountain Road.
The turquoise waters of Lake Louise and the impressive Fairmont Chateau.
The Sulphur Mountain Gondola.
The Hoodoos.
You can always find wildlife on the Bow Valley Parkway.
Cascade Gardens
Jayson then bragged about how he had an elk, spinach, garlic and tomato pizza at the Elk and Oarsman. I wasn't exactly jealous about that.

Besides I'm having my own fun today by painting an old chair in 90 degree heat with a heat index of 172. When I came inside for more water Taylor said I was sweating in unsightly places. I told her I would try to sweat in a more pleasing pattern from now on.

My little squirrel friends were scampering around the yard while I painted. They're getting more and more brave and not running up the tree when we come outside now. They know we are the bringers of the nuts. I practically felt like Snow White surrounded by all the forest animals and halfway expected a bird to land on my shoulder. I guess it's a good thing it didn't since I probably would have panicked and accidentally killed it with flailing arms. 

The chair I'm working on is bamboo and has held up surprisingly well over the years. It belonged to my grandmother and I think she probably bought it sometime in the 70s. I use it as my desk chair which makes that whole corner of the living room way too brown. I have no intention of painting the desk since I love it just the way it is. But the chair could use a facelift.

I'll post pictures when I finish it or get bored with it, whichever comes first.

1 comment:

donnaj said...

i briefly worked w/a man who had been transferred from alaska. he liked Elk-said you can't tell it from beef but it's much more lean and better for you-so it might have actually been good. Too bad i just had gary stop the car last time we were leaving Grand Canyon to look at the Elk by the road. could have had a freezer full of lean meat...