Thursday, August 29, 2013

Kawasaki H2 750

Years ago I bought this old 1974 Kawasaki H2 750.  It was pretty much a barn find and the original owner just had it in storage.  I always wanted one of these and had to scrape up $400 to get it, money I really didn't have at the time.  I only had about $200 but some how I managed to come up with the rest of the money before someone else bought it.  I rode it around a little but it needed a ring job so then I just stored it too.  I'm thinking it's time to breath some life back into it and maybe ride it back and forth to work now and then.  It's a pretty special bike, and very fast for the day.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Herbert Lake Alberta

Here's a picture I took of Herbert Lake in Alberta.  Pretty lakes everywhere you look up there in the parks.  We didn't go out on this lake but one time when we went by people were floating around on it.   Notice my copyright stamp.  I guess I'll be putting those on my pics now, however I do retain the rights to all of my photography with or without a stamp on it.

Let me see,.. I can't think of anything else right now.  I've been sleeping in the trailer some of the time when it's hot in my house.  How did those people get those jobs working in national parks anyway?.. and how did I end up working at the salt mine,..

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Cool cool water

Here's a pic of Queenie after taking a dip in the cool cool glacier fed water of Bow Lake in Alberta.  Now that I'm back at the salt mine and it's been 90 degrees for days in a row, I'm longing for a cooler days and cold water.  Another pic of her kayaking on Bow Lake below.

Friday, August 02, 2013

Aristocrat in Kootenay Park

I loved this picture Queenie took of the Aristocrat Travel trailer as we decended into Kootenay National Park.  And who knows, perhaps this old trailer has been up here before way back in the late 1960s.  

Queenie and I met up there so she followed along in her car and we talked on the little family radios as we drove along together.  It didn't take too long to move from one camp to another and it was nice to have the car to go on longer trips out of camp.  Plus it was a nice safety factor to have the car in the event the truck or trailer broke down, which thankfully never happened.