This guy kills me. Enjoy the next 16 minutes.
Time for something completely different. A reverse bucket a list, a list of accomplishments that I never ever wanted to do. First up, being evacuated due to a forest fire.
British Columbia is known for it’s hot summers, especially in the interior. Forest fires are no strangers in this environment. In the fall of 2017, B.C. was on fire, multiple fires throughout the province, one of which was real close to our recreation property near Cranbrook, B.C. As dangerous as things were, it was still kind of interesting,
For eample, the water bombers cruising over Moyie Lake and depositing their payloads on the fire up on Lamb Creek.
Then a turn for the worse, an evacuation alert. We were put on alert, meaning instant evacuation from the RV resort. As luck would have it, the fire was getting visibly worse.
That evening (pre-covis) we had some friends in for supper. Around the 3rd bottle of wine, it happened. EVACUTION!!! We had zero miniutes to clear out.
The fire was obviously an issue and ominous. Luckily it was dark, and we followed the tail lights in a very slow parade to Cranbrook.
Not something I ever wanted to happen and the first entry on my reverse bucket list.
Besides pizza, I would recommend pairing with pretty much any meat dish other than fish. It is to bold for a seafood dish. Also a nice wine to just have a glass with friends.
As we state in our About page, we suddenly realized about 15 years that today was coming, and coming fast. Today meaning, getting older and facing retirement. Retiring is a hard thing to contemplate after working so hard and for so long to try and reach the goal of enjoying life with adventure and contentment. On occasion we will be posting some of our successes, failures and projects along this path. We are not experts, only experiencers. I think I just made that word up (experiencers), spell check didn’t like it. We will share without preaching, hopefully creating a story of some sort. I know a lot of readers will have had some of the same experiences, please feel free to share yours in the comments.
Retirement isn’t the end of the road, but just a turn in the road.
Lori and I took a walk, something we do regularly now and took this shot of Moyie Lake from the beach. Beautiful view from a sandy beach. Minus 5 Celsius, so not exactly beach weather. Ice is starting to form and kind of be noticeable to the right near the shore.
We posted this in 2012, I believe, on our old page. Slowly moving the best over to this one.
Living in Calgary gives us ample opportunity to hit the Rocky mountains when the urge strikes us. Banff is an hour from our front door and Lake Louise a little further down the highway. This shot was taken in Lake Louise in late May, just as winter is loosening its grip on the lake. Lake Louise As Spring Takes Over.
A smile for the weekend.
I have added a new feature to the menu to simplify (hopefully) navigation to posts on various places we have been. In the menu it is simply titled Bucket List. Basically it will put everywhere we’ve been in one place and link to a key post about the location. Kind of like a quick table of contents.
This wine qualifies as one of our go to varieties. We’ve been opening this one since 2010, or maybe earlier. Very consistent and bursting with more flavour that your average Pinot. Major cherry and berries in the palate, also a bit oaky. Extremely smooth and has a sweetness to it as well. Easy to drink and pairs favourably with most dishes. We recently had it with a maple chipotle pork tenderloin and it worked very well. We also enjoy it with salmon dishes. Highly recommend, a 4.3 on our 5 scale. Our tip to you is drink it from a Pinot glass, you will notice the difference immediately when compared to a regular red wine glass.
Here’s a link to guide you to some perfect glasses.
In conclusion, the price, Vivino notes as an average price 19.75. In British Columbia, 24 bucks. They sure like to gouge you here.
Speaking of Vivino, this is a great app, and available on all platforms. Take a picture of the label while in the app and voila, you have everything you wanted to know about that wine. They look at you funny in the liquor store, but, hey, why buy bad or overpriced wine.
See you next Wednesday.