LOMAH - Land of Milk and Honey

Just living life here in the Promised Land, Southern Alberta. Where the Mountains meet the prairie in a stunning sunset, surrounded in fields of gold

Kayking - S Bend

An old picture, surfing the S Bend on the Red Deer River with Denali keeping a watchful eye. It was a perfect day, surrounded by perfect friends.

Family in Waterton

A summer hike with the family and Grandparents. It was a typical Waterton day with some wind and sun. Logan hiked the whole way in to Bertha Falls

Loves of my Life

The first two loves of my life together in one picture. I remember when they came into my life, making me whole.

Me in the Broken Group

I think this is my favourite picture from last year. We did a sea kayaking trip to the Broken Group and had 4 glorious days of sun. It was a capped off with the company of great friends.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Another loss in January

I recently read a posting by Jen.... you friends will know her and the offspring of Cleo, Tiberias. Sadly, he is no longer with us. You can post your thoughts on her blog here.


Friday, January 23, 2009

New iGoogle

I've been messing around with the new feature iGoogle and am happy to say that it's working pretty good. New features are seen here.

Not sure if this worked as I'm doing this from my iGoogle page. Of particular interest is the fact that I can check my Gmail, RSS feeds, Google talk and Google calendar all from the one page. If you use even a couple of these features, it might be worth a try.....

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Kilmorey update: History of the Last Fire

Here is a posting from the Waterton Scrambling Blog and a picture as well.

"sigob said...

I just drove by and it really is quite a site to see.

As for my recollections of the fire story - here is the update from my dad and mom. It also fits better with my recollection of my Grandmother and Grandfather's first hand account.
There was a smaller hotel located where the Kilmorey now was. In 1933 during the depression in burnt down under suspicious circumstances. There was a trail in the snow leading to a house and some rather obvious signs of arson. The storm had stopped and the tracks were hard to conceal. An insurance inspector came and the word was he was going to report arson. On his way back to his home office (quite some distance away) his car had a suspicious crash. The local rumor mill had it his brakes had been tampered with.
The old Kilmorey was built up after this."

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Kilmorey Lodge destroyed by Fire

Well 2009 starts with a sad loss. The Kilmorey Lodge in Waterton burned to the ground today... I was almost sick at the news. So many wonderful memories in the Lightpost restaurant and bar. It's funny how certain places retain an fixed place in your mind yet can be gone like that.

Here is a reposting from the Calgary Herald.

"The Kilmorey Lodge, one of Alberta's most historic buildings and an icon of Waterton Lakes National Park, was destroyed this morning by a fire.

Four guests - a couple from Montana and a couple from Calgary, staying in separate rooms - were evacuated safely by the lodge's night auditor, who discovered the fire on the main floor at 3:45 a.m., said owner Locklynn Craig.

"It's a beautiful building. I could not believe it. I am stunned," Craig told the Herald.

The nearly 90-year-old log structure, which pre-dates Waterton's historic Prince of Wales Hotel, was "engulfed and burning to the ground within one hour," he said.

The cause of the fire is not known.

One of the original buildings in Waterton, the lodge was granted a lease within the park in 1911. Within 10 years, it had established itself as an eight-room boarding house on Emerald Bay with a reputation for fine food.

Tuesday’s fire is not the first the hotel has suffered: it burned down in 1933 but was rebuilt. It was also expanded in 1934."

pictures by Handout, Parks Canada

Sunday, January 18, 2009

New Year...New Post

Well the end of year came and went and sadly I didn't post. Here's a quick look at our home renos that are mostly complete except for the shower in the bathroom.

From 2008_10 Home Renos

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This was before we finished as we have carpet and flooring in as well. I'd like to note that Logan's toy room also doubles as our guest room if your so inclined. Apparently there's lots to do such as shoot hoops or play a little soccer!

From 2008_10 Home Renos

From 2008_10 Home Renos

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From 2008_10 Home Renos

Hope to see you all in the New Year!!