Is It The End Of The Month Already?

Have you ever noticed that when you were a child the perception of time seemed far different than today?  It seemed to take forever and ever for your birthday to roll around or it was once again time for the 4th of July and you couldn't understand why you didn't have fireworks at every holiday. Christmas seemed like it was never going to get here, and school would never end so you could get out of classes for the summer.

But as an adult, you seem to not live for birthdays but for tax time. Ugh is it here again? Already? It just seemed like yesterday I paid the darn things.  The end of February is rolling to a close already and March is just around the corner then April...jeez can't time slow down for just a cotton pickin' minute?  But as they say "Tide and time waits for no man".

Could it also be the fact that February is a short month to begin with?  There is so much packed into the month, The Super Bowl, Valentine's Day, Black History Month, Washington and Lincoln's Birthday not to mention Ronald Reagan's Birthday the same day as my dad.  My mom's birthday, my nephew's birthday, Ground Hog Day, Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, International Condom Day, William H. Harrison's Birthday, who you say?      

 The 9th President of the United States. He was nicknamed Tippecanoe after the battle of Tippecanoe and was known as having the shortest term of any President, as he died 34 days after taking the oath of office from pneumonia. Why? He stood out in the cold and wet without a coat or hat on to give his 2 hour inaugural address then rode in the parade through the streets of Washington. Duh!

Oh, I must not forget that February has one extra day in it.  So for all you Daisy Mae's out sure to ask "yer feller" for his hand in marriage if he hasn't asked you already.  If you don't know who Daisy Mae is, I guess you will have to follow the link...follow the link...follow the link...

Happy trails...


Bucket List...

My husband hails from Alberta, Canada.  If you have never been there, you need to go.  Canada is one of those countries that is stunningly beautiful and will take your breath away.  I remember the first time I went to Canada in the '70's.  Dave kept telling me about the mountains that was near his home.  Of course being a flat lander I had no idea what was in store for me.  I had seen pictures and movies of mountains but that just does not do justice to what you are going to experience.  You have to see if for yourself.  Smell it, taste it, breath it, touch it...fall head over heels in love with it. 

The following film is a small snippet of Alberta.  It starts near Drumheller, close to where my husband was born, in the badlands.  Lots of dinosaurs found there, to the prairie flat lands to the mountains, to Calgary and the Northern Lights.  Be sure to turn up the sound.  Be patient as it may take time to load being a high def clip.  It won't disappoint. Just remember to breath. 

This video is extremely well done...every scene leaves you wanting to see more.
It may load a little slow because of the high quality -produced for Travel Alberta.

What's on your bucket list???

Happy trails......