Add two girls, shake vigorously

This morning my dad and I packed up the motorhome and moved to a new site. We got a great site the first couple days, but it was reserved for the weekend, so we took a less ideal, but still rather nice site. Traded the crazy squirrels for crows, a poor exchange in my opinion.

As if on cue my mom arrived just as we started unpacking at the new site, and Lori arrived a bit later, bringing our tent. Lori and I will be tenting across the road from my parents’ motorhome in Bow Valley Campground.

My mom isn’t as aggressive a hiker, and we tend to stop to admire nature a little more, so it will be a nice change from the previous hike, which was a bit more then I’d have planned for a first hike of the year for someone as out of shape as myself, but it was a ton of fun.

Heart Mountain Creek Trail

Met another camper from Calgary who was planning on heading out for a walk up Heart Creek Trail and got invited, so we went.

Being an out of shape bonehead, I managed to forget my shoes, however I have some “hiking sandals” (sandals with excellent grips, better then what is left on my hiking shoes/boots), so it worked out just as well I suppose.

The trail wasn’t bad for a first hike of the year, about 2.(mumble)KM with around 400ft of elevation, not your smooth gravel trail but not bad for someone of my experience and fitness level, the only downer being that you can’t actually see the waterfall at the end of the hike.

No photos of this one since also being a bonehead, I set my camera on the wrong mode and screwed them up. Ooops.

Working remotely remotely

For several years now I have worked remotely for a company headquartered in Texas. This provides me with ample travel opportunities, and some freedom that most people don’t experience when commuting to the office.

In the past I have gone to Vegas and continued to work part of the time, spent a month in Chicago while working, and even moved from Calgary to Winnipeg for a few months without mentioning it to my employer for over a month.

This is a new one for me though, as I write this post I’m sitting in Bow Valley Campgrounds, located in Kananaskis Country on the Alberta side of the Rockies, writing this blog post on my laptop with a EVDO card. Almost 1Mb/s, only 150ms to Texas, this is not far off of the earlier cable modem deployments in the area.

Life is good.