An amazingly warm and sunny weekend in October provided the perfect reason for a last trip to the coast mountains before the real snow arrives. We headed up to Elfin Lakes on the Saturday morning – lots of snow at the campground and we were not the only people with the idea of camping at Elfin. We were the only ones to hike up to the Gargoyles on Saturday morning – we were rewarded with great views of Diamond Head.
?With Andy away on a work trip to Bhutan, I decided to take a trip to southern Laos. I flew to Pakse and stayed in the Pakse Hotel, a good, simple hotel in the middle of town with the added bonus of a great rooftop bar and a generous sunset happy hour. Pakse is a … [Read more…]
We left Calgary in early December. Andy left a week before me as I was wrapping up my contract at Mount Royal. He had a pretty rough drive back with our fully loaded car during ?the first few days of winter weather with multiple highway closures. We met in Vancouver to fly out to Laos … [Read more…]