John & Anne Wiley

2016/09/26

About Okotoks

We’re settling back into our happy life as Santa Barbarians after the flying trips to Canada and then a week after returning, back North to San Francisco. Enchanting times, and colorful dreams with some restful days, so now back to where we left off: Flying from Grants Pass to Okotoks, AB.

1973 Seattle & Bellevue

1973 Seattle & Bellevue

The first leg, from Grants Pass to Renton on the Seattle outskirts was so smoky we only have one pic from the flight. So instead I offer the above pic on a clearer (tho still smoky) day, when we took off for the last leg North. We’d had days of delights with friends and family, and the lure of special times with more dear family helped get us moving again. Anne once lived out in the woods near Snoqualmie, where now housing developments and shopping malls are taking over but there’s still the familiar view of noble Mt. Si.

1987 Mount Si

1987 Mount Si

By now you’ve noticed that the colors are so tweaked as to be a bit weird, but my hope is that the foreground is a little less the drab camera view than the beauty our eyes beheld. Farther along I-90 wasn’t much better, but still so majestic I had to share this view typical of what we see above and beyond highway vistas that are themselves beautiful.

2048 Above Highways

2048 Above Highways

We turned North at Coeur d’Alene and stopped at Cranbrook to clear Canadian Customs. Then winding along within sight of the highway (but in a much straighter line) we passed views like this East through the Rockies.

2194 Canadian Rockies

2194 Canadian Rockies

As we approached the Prairie this last butte saluted our journey.

2210 Butte Salute

2210 Butte Salute

We collected countless precious memories in Okotoks, and one of my favorites was this visit to the Erratic.

2242 Family Rock

2242 Family Rock

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