Just go!

Posts have been few and far between for a number of different reasons, but quietly in the background, a trip to Paris has been planned! It’s getting very close to lift off, and I hope to have many pictures to share in the weeks to come.

somewhere over Minnesota, March 2016

Everyone I’ve talked to about Paris seems to have a strong opinion. It’s beautiful! The food was amazing! Wine is cheap! Paris in the Spring! You’ll love it! People are rude! Dog poop is everywhere! I would never go back!  I’ve tried to take those opinions with a grain of salt because travel is very personal, What one person thinks is an amazing destination, is on another person’s “I would never go there!” list.  (Jamaica is on that list for me.) My only travel advice is if you want to go somewhere, just go!

I thought it would be fun to pick just one photo from each of the last few trips to capture what I liked the most about each one.

Elk Island National Park, near Edmonton Alberta, Summer 2017 (one of the best places to watch a sunset!)

 

Puerto Vallarta, Banderas Bay, March 2017

 

Island Lake Lodge, August 2016 for a classic Canadian wilderness scene.

Prince Albert National Park, June 2016 (another classic Canadian wilderness scene)

New Orleans, March 2016. This was a hard one because I pretty much love everything about New Orleans. But one of my favourite things was walking along Royal Street at night in the French Quarter to take pictures of the window displays. This was in the window of the Red Truck Gallery.

Jasper National Park, July 2015. I love talking animal pictures.

Watching surfers, Maui, March 2105

This is not far from home at all…near Regina, summer 2015

Butchart Gardens, Victoria, BC, June 2014

…and still one of my favourite pictures I’ve ever taken…Great Bear Rainforest, June 2013

All of these pictures make me realize I’m very lucky to be able to travel and to see and experience many different places.

a day at the beach

Just some pictures from Maui in March 2015  I don’t think I’ve posted before.  Maui is great for surfers – and they always attract a crowd from the shore.  Grab lunch in Paia and then go to Ho’okipa Beach Park and take in all the sights.

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giving-dolly-a-bath

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Brrrrrrr………

Currently in Regina, SK

Clear

Clear

-33°C

Feels like -44

Let’s go to the beach instead…

Kaanapali Beach Sunset Waves 2

Kaanapali Beach, March 2015

rainbow in paradise

another Kaanapali Beach pic – rainbows every morning

Kaanapali Beach sunset March 2015

the view from Maui Kaanapali Villas

sparkle

China Beach, Vancouver Island

Los Muertos Beach

Los Muertos Beach, Puerto Vallarta

animal therapy

For when you have a week that needs a little cute animal therapy to get you through it!

donkey posing

curious donkey near Craven, SK

Mountain Goat Kid Jasper

friendly face in Jasper National Park

Surfing Goat 4

Surfing Goat Dairy, Upcountry Maui

And my favourite animal picture I’ve ever taken….just look at that face.  The Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia is beautiful in so many different ways, but to get this close to a bear who trusted that you were only there to admire it in awe and capture it in a picture was pretty amazing.

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let’s watch a tropical sunset

It’s been one of the mildest winters in Saskatchewan in many years. I don’t have the usual longing to escape somewhere warm, but if given the chance, who wouldn’t want to watch a sunset in a tropical locale….

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sunset view from condo on Maui, Kaanapali Beach, March 2015

let’s start the day with a rainbow and end the day with a stunning sunset

Kaanapali Beach on Maui is my paradise.  Morning walks on the beach, followed by either relaxing by the pool or heading out and exploring other parts of the island, the goal was always to be back at the beach to watch the sunset. Everyday on Maui is a feast for the eyes, no morning sky is the same, and the sunsets are stunning.

rainbow in paradise

watching the sunset on Kaanapali Beach

the beach

Let’s go to the beach and stick our toes in the sparkling sand and watch the setting sun and the heaving and sighing of the waves and the golden ribbon on the water that disappears into the horizon…

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Kaanapali Beach, March 2015, one of my favourite pics this year (and one of my happy places!!)