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Canopy With a View

About a month ago, my best friend and I visited a popular ski resort.  No, we didn’t go skiing :-).  Yes, we actually  do get spring and summer in Canada :-).  We took a tour through ancient caves, did a six-hundred metre canopy walk through the trees (that was fun but slightly stressful), and zip lined a couple times.

I want to just come back to the canopy walking for a second.  If you ever decide to do something like this, make sure you’ve got a good pair of running shoes on, you don’t have weak knees, and you’re capable of balancing your way across really skinny planks of lumber hinged together with creaking metal connector doo-hickey-thingys.  May sure you’re okay with hugging a tree for dear life eighty to one hundred feet up in the air while you unclamp yourself from your life line wire and re-clamp it to the next wire moving in the opposite direction.  Make sure you can balance yourself when the wind blows up there.  Make sure you won’t freak out when the wood planks make this funny sound like they’re going to snap in two at any minute and leave you dangling like a limp rag doll when your harness catches your fall and you snap back about ten feet in the air due to the impact.

Other than that, enjoy the experience and get some great pics! 😛

This is a view of a dead canopy "trail" after we had finished the canopy walk.  Taken while standing on a canopy base build around a massive tree trunk about 70 feet.  I loved the zip line down.

This is a view of a dead end canopy “trail” after we’d finished the canopy walk. Taken while standing on a canopy base build around a massive tree trunk about 70 feet up in the air. I loved the zip line down.

I got brave while balancing on those ridiculously skinny wood planks to pull out my camera and snap a quick shot.  It was super peaceful up there and very surreal.

I got brave while balancing on those ridiculously skinny wood planks to pull out my camera and snap a quick shot. It was super peaceful up there and very surreal.

 

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1 Million Calories Later…

So I just found out that I can blog, complete with attachments, by sending an email to WordPress. I’d say this is good news. So, now that we’ve established that this is good news, here’s my test email/post, directly from my BlackBerry. (I swear I can’t live without this thing.)

I’ve just finished polishing off two small Iced Caps (I was really thirsty) and I’m sitting in my driveway. I’m too tired/lazy to get outta my car. I never thought just sitting here could be so relaxing!

The weather was absolutely beautiful today and I just had to get out and enjoy the sunshine. I decided to make my way down to Bluffers Park and walk my dog.

I was able to capture a few pics with my BlackBerry and, I think they came out not too badly for a phone camera.

Here they are:
Sent on the TELUS Mobility network with BlackBerry

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Pit

What an absolutely gorgeous day it was today!
This is the kind of day that makes me want to take the dog for a never-ending walk. This is the kind of gorgeous day that makes me want to run my toes through the grass and eat a huge, juicy Asian Pear. 
I love spring. I love how everything is new and fresh and bright and promising.
While walking Willie, I snapped this picture on my phone – the scene was so much prettier in person, but this will have to do.
A Gorgeous Day

A Gorgeous Day

I’ve added this picture as my BlackBerry desktop background since it’s so cheery.

Still the pit in my belly weights ten tonnes.  I left my grandma at the hospital on Monday night.  It’s going to take so much more than a stinkin’ picture to make this one better.  Screw the gorgeous day.