Yesterday: We arrived in Banff around 6 PM after a very beautiful, scenic drive from Kelowna, British Columbia. We even saw some bighorn sheep, in the wild, along the way. This is my first visit to the Canadian Rockies. Spectacular. Bow Falls was our first scenic stop in Banff.
|Quick photo stop enroute. We are traveling light with the top down on the S2000.|
|Bighorn sheep; fencing was part of a road project, they were not fenced in.|
|Kelowna, BC, Waterfront Park|
Today: we will take a few hikes and check out the local shops. Tomorrow we hope to take the gondola up for sweeping view of the mountains.
Audiobook: We are listening to Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn in the car. It is a long book, 15 CDs with over 17 hours of listening. The book, a mystery, has lots of plot twists and turns. So far we are enjoying it and find ourselves discussing what we think will happen.
Books finished this week:
- The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd---a horror novel which takes HG Wells' novel The Island of Doctor Moreau from his daughter's point-of-view. Very well done ad creepy.
- What We Saw at Night by Jacquelyn Mitchard---a suspenseful mystery. I will do book reviews of both these books soon.
Both book clubs met this past week:
- We discussed Saving Cee-Cee Honeycutt at my SOTH club. Everyone LOVED the book and the discussion questions were fabulous, very personal.
- Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver was the RHS Club selection of the month. It provided a lot for us to digest and discuss though a few gals weren't completely crazy about the book like I was. I was the hostess of this meeting and made a Chocolate Carrot cake for dessert with a chocolate cream cheese frosting. Yum.
We just returned from our hotel-provided breakfast. The highlight was homemade granola and yogurt. Delish! Now we are off to explore.
Don't forget: You can sign up for my blogoversary giveaway once a day. I have a new question today prompted by my vacation:
- Question- What is a book that you read during a vacation that really stands out in your mind?
- My Answer- a few years ago my whole family met at the Oregon Coast for a few days. While there I read Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. It was a good vacation book because it was essentially little short stories or vignettes where the main character, Olive Kitteridge, played a main or bit-part in each segment. I think that short stories work well on vacations because you can finish one story in a sitting and not have to focus on complicated plots.
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