Monday, March 17, 2014

A Quick Trip to Toronto and Chuckanutt

This past week we enjoyed a quick trip to Toronto. Neil had a 1 day meeting and I had a day of retail therapy. The meeting sponsors hosted us at the CN Tower for a lovely evening. Wow - is it high! The 360 degree revolving restaurant where we spent the evening is at 351 metres (1,151 feet).
CN Tower
 View Down to the City
 That's Lake Ontario the blue mass of water as seen from the CN Tower
Neil on the glass floor at the tower - he didn't look down!
Saturday Neil participated in another 50km event, Chuckanut in Bellingham USA. He finished in about the same time as previous years he has run this event solo. We have done it together a few times as well.
Fergus and I out for a run at Buntzen Lake. No views in the rain and low cloud on Sunday.
Tonight when out for a run on the dykes we spotted this Eagle in the tree. Fresh snow on the mountains! I'm enjoying the extra hour of daylight despite the temperatures still being cool.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Snow, Spring and the Dirty Duo

 This view of the local Mountains was taken last week from our front garden. The snow was plentiful!
 Which allowed more snow shoeing
 Evenings on the slopes.
Spring is here...the clocks have changed and the snow is receding. We enjoyed the extra hour of light tonight and went for a run on the dykes in Pitt Meadows with Fergus.
This past weekend Neil completed the Dirty Duo 50 km run in wet and muddy conditions. We have both completed this run several times over the years. Its a great prelude to the dawn of a new season of running and outdoor activities in the Lower Mainland.  His time was consistent with last years which he was pleased with.
Good news...Kendall (niece) and Chris (who are living in Baltimore, Maryland) are joining us for a week in Scotland after the Cateran 110 mile run. Neil is signed up in celebration of his 50th year!  I'm on the crew team for this one with Neil's family.  So......mileage and activities are increasing for both of us and it feels good!