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A Weekend Pass.


The next few weeks are going to be very busy, as I have a lot on my plate, so I took the weekend off to recharge the batteries. No email, no Blackberry, no work.

A buddy and I headed out to a friend’s cabin in Golden, BC on Friday morning, and I think that it was just what I needed to make it through the rest of the year. With no electricity, no phone, and no running water, the cabin is one step removed from camping, and a perfect retreat. A bit of a hike to haul in the gear, but it’s worth it.

I’ve been going to the cabin for over 13 years now, and it is one of my favorite places to unwind. I’m very thankful for our generous friends who allow a few of us the privilege of using it whenever we want to.

With a fire roaring in the wood stove, plenty of food and drink, I spent most of the day Saturday reading a book, which is a luxury I don’t often allow myself these days. I’ve been wanting to read Outlook reporter Rob Alexander’s book, The History of Canmore and as I really enjoy learning about this area, I couldn’t put it down. I found myself looking at Canmore with different eyes when I got back into town this afternoon, wondering what the early settlers would think of what we’ve built upon their foundation.

Beautiful drive home today through the mountains, and already back to work sketching this evening, but I’m in much better spirits than I have been in the past month, and feel a little better about the heavy workload I’ve got that will take me into the New Year.

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