20 Years From Now...

"20 YEARS FROM NOW," Mark Twain said, “you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did.”THIS online journal is dedicated to our next 20 years!

Monday, 7 October 2013

Burleigh Falls

Today began as glum and dreary as Sunday, but we were determined to make the most of it with another road trip.

First stop was Mount Julian on the north shore of Stoney Lake. The marina was a perfect place to munch our sandwiches, and yes, before he'd even taken one bite John spotted the kayaks.

The view of the lake didn't help the situation any. He ate his lunch in total silence. I imagine he was busy mentally circumnavigating the lake in his kayak...or at least figuring out where to launch from next time he was in the neighborhood.

Directly on the lake and to the left of the marina is the original site of the Inn of Mount Julian. (It's the larger building on your right.) Established in 1874, visitors can still rent the cottages beside it, or enjoy an entirely new section now called the Viamede Resort. It's across the road. 

I didn't take a photo of the resort, but this chapel build in 1877 really added to its charm.

Next stop - Burleigh Falls. With the overcast skies and autumn leaves, it was a gorgeous sight. We parked the vehicle near the bridge (below), and then walked down a side road to get a closer view.

Each step provided us with another photo opportunity. I took a lot, but think these few do it justice. 

I took lots of pictures of John. This one's a little blurry, but then, as I said above, so was he! ;-)

However, as soon as we got back to the farm he took the dogs for a walk. He also took this picture of the swirling sky. My only complaint about all the natural beauty is that the temperatures have dropped. 

And I'm really not ready for that just yet!

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