Hike in Kananaskis

The foothills of the Canadian Rockies are similar to the foothills of the Colorado Rockies:  mountains in the distance, blue skies, cold wind, water flowing in streams and rivers, and flat plains in the distance.              After leaving Canmore and heading for Calgary, we headed south to the Kananaskis Valley and ski area.  Once again we warned not Continue reading Hike in Kananaskis

Canada, Hey??!! Part Two

Bunnies:  There are bunnies everywhere, especially black ones.  They have no fear of people and can be seen downtown, on side streets and grassy fields.  There was a local movement to kill the overpopulating bunnies because they have no natural predators.  The people of Canmore took the bunnies into their homes until the purge stopped and then let them Continue reading Canada, Hey??!! Part Two

Pompeii – No Words are Adequate

Everyone knows of it.  It is ubiquitous for volcanic eruptions in the world.  Everyone has heard of the volcano, Mount Vesuvius, covering Pompeii with 19 feet (6 meters) of flowing ash, burying everyone and everything in AD 79. It was not truly searched until it was archeologically explored in early 1800s.   The sheer size of the Continue reading Pompeii – No Words are Adequate