Updates! Cars, Hikes & South Country Fair

Wow! Talk about not doing so hot at this blogging thing. It will definitely take some getting used to.

A LOT has happened since my last posting.The most important being the fact that I totalled my little Chevy Aveo hitting a deer one night on my way home to Waterton. I always knew if that tiny car that I originally purchased for zipping around Seattle hit a deer it would be toast and it was. I wasn’t even speeding, but the deer flipped right over after I struck it. I love Canada too, because every single person who drove by me while I waited for the RCMP and tow truck for 45 minutes stopped and asked if they could help in some way. One was a border guard and when my boss drove through he asked how my car was! In the States, I would be lucky if two or three people stopped. Loving this wonderful country.

But everything happens for a reason because I was able to purchase the car of my dreams. The car I have been wanting ever since Barbie has a pink one, a Jeep Wrangler. But not just a normal Jeep Wrangler a Jeep with a big ass lift! I never understood why people made such big deals out of their cars, but I do now. It is possible to be madly in love with your car and to want to drive every single day just to be in it. I plan on doing some off roading this summer for sure.

I did manage to get a hike in besides Bears Hump. (My company is having a hiking challenge to see who can do Bears Hump 30 times this summer. I have done it 7 I believe. I better get on that). I hiked up to Bertha Lake and WOW I was to expecting that. In the hiking guides, Bears Hump is listed as moderately difficult and Bertha Lake was too. But what they don’t tell you is that Bertha Lake is much, much LONGER than Bears Hump and the inclined switchbacks go on forever! But the lake was gorgeous and you can camp up there, so if I can ever find a companion, I think that’s what I will do.

This weekend is South Country Fair!!!!!! I am so excited. Every summer for years my cousin Jenny would talk about South Country Fair and I would try to arrange my visits up around the same time, but it never worked out. Sadly, this year she and her hubby can’t go, but I am going with pretty much everyone else we hang out with. It’s this big hippie music festival with tons and tons of folk music and everyone camps by a creek in Fort Macleod. I won’t go out there until Saturday afternoon because I have the Magrath Triathlon on Saturday. Which will be really, really funny because I have not trained at all. Luckily, I am doing it as a team and only doing the running portion, but still. Yikes! Oh well. Life experience. You gotta love them.

And the weekend following this is my family reunion! So my family will be coming up and I will see my siblings and my cousins and aunts and uncles and it should be a lot of fun. My brother is moving up here for the remainder of the summer working at Pearls Café (if he nails the interview) for the remainder of the summer. It will be cool to get to spend more time with my brother as he lives in Salt Lake City for school and I hardly see him during the year.

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