We became empty nesters a few years ago.The absence of school fees freed up a handy few dollars.

Life had suddenly become comfortable…so,

when planning our recent holiday

and the question was posed…

Gold or Silver Leaf on the Rocky Mountaineer?

The comfort of Gold Leaf sounded appealing.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Comfortable




Week 4

Many years ago Simon and Garfunkel sang of

a vision softly creeping…

and it was certainly a vision which

softly crept up on us the morning

many of us saw falling snow for the first time.

and if we had tarried too long, we would…

certainly have been covered by that

freshly fallen silent shroud of snow.

Columbia Icefield/Athabasca Glacier

straddles the

Alberta-British Columbia border


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti: Soft

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: Soft

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy: Soft

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: Soft




Earlier this year we had a

Wedding Anniversary dinner

aboard The Q Train.

The Q Train is a refurbished Queensland Train

which operates for lunch and dinner on a

 short two-hour length of rail, near Geelong,

making the experience a four-hour return journey .

These are but three of the matching drinks

which were provided with each course.


For me/us, summer or winter,

any drink which does not…

~~~~contain alcohol is the drink of the day.