At 54 Years

Just one week ago, April 8, Lois and I enjoyed a magical day in a magical place — our 54th wedding anniversary at Chateau Lake Louise. A vivid blue sky, windless, and the charm and fascination of a Banff National Park wonder through the past century or so. It’s been many years since we had the pleasure of actually staying in the upscale chateau, the price always being beyond our reach. But when I made quiet mutterings about just a hotel in the area somewhere daughter Rachel suggested we use our Aeroplan points. And so it happened and it was easier to achieve than an airline booking.

Roll on 55 years. I always get a thrill to wake up each day with Lois beside me. It never dims and her sleepy “good morning sweetheart” sets me up for the day.

Anniversary surprise was the discovery of this fellow, a Clark's Nutcracker with a long beak he can wield like a pickaxe!

Anniversary surprise was the discovery of this fellow, a Clark’s Nutcracker with a long beak he can wield like a pickaxe!

Chateau from centre lake