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Frank Slide, AB

snow -7 °C

On the way to a family ski trip this past weekend, we past Frank Slide. I had been as a kid and always had such incredible memories of the place.

In 1903, the mountain above Frank, AB slide on top of the town. The slide covered part of the town and killed 70 people. The remaining inhabitants of the town moved further away for fear of another slide.

There were many myths surrounding the slide, including one about a baby girl, who was found sitting on top of the rocks, being the only survivor. The Frank Slide Interpretive Centre website sheds light on this:

The story of a baby girl being the only survivor of the Frank Slide is erroneous, though one of our most famous myths. This story does have its roots in bits of truth, as there were several young girls who survived the disaster. The first was Fernie Watkins, a young girl found in the debris by pit boss, Edgar Ash. The second girl was Marion Leitch, 15 months old, who was thrown from her house to safety on a pile of hay. Gladys Ennis was 27 months old at the time of the disaster, and was found in a pile of mud. Lucy Ennis, Gladys's mother, is credited with saving her life, as she cleared her daughter's nose and throat of mud.

When I went as a kid, I spent hours devouring all the information in the interpretive centre (and climbing the rocks, even though that isn't allowed). It was such an amazing and tragic story and the visual reminder is breathtaking.

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Courtesy of Paul Jerry @ Wikimedia Commons

As an adult, passing the landscape that now resembles the moon, brought back found memories of my previous travels, but also a sense of awe for the power of mother nature.

Posted by Kristy_pj 13:32 Archived in Canada Tagged mountains history canada frank disaster slide Comments (0)

Just Another Thursday

With A LOT of snow!

snow -24 °C

Sharlene and I met for coffee on Whyte Ave Starbucks. We meet for coffee every couple of weeks at different places around Whyte Ave. It's so nice to have friends like Sharlene that you can meet with regularly. Our schedules just happen to work well together!

Sharlene said she wanted to take more pictures this year, so we had a mini photo shoot.

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It was REALLY cold out - like -24 degrees celsius, with lots of snow! But we braved the weather to get some cool shots in this fun neighborhood.

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So much SNOW!

People are calling it "snowmaggedon"

snow -19 °C

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I guess we aren't going biking any time soon...

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Food in Southern Alberta

Calgary and Airdrie

snow -2 °C

We took a trip to Canmore for New Years and on the way, stopped to check out some yummy restaurants.

In Calgary, we went to Una Pizzeria. You can check out some really beautiful pictures of the restaurant on their website.

We had the most amazing mushroom pizza with lentil and goat cheese salad. It was to die for!

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Then, on the way home we stopped in Airdrie for "Alberta's Best Sushi".
The best sushi was to be found in a little strip mall, and yes, in Airdrie. The restaurant is called Sushi Haru.

We had the flames rolls and the Airdrie rolls.

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The sushi was great and the service was good. Maybe it was all the hype, but it didn't seem like the BEST sushi we have had. But for the price and the weird location, it was definitely amazing.

Such great food for a road trip!

Posted by Kristy_pj 19:41 Archived in Canada Tagged food canada calgary pizza prairies sushi airdrie Comments (0)

Christmas Pets

snow -12 °C

I am at my parents house for Christmas. In the middle of no where, Alberta. It's beautiful!

I couldn't resist taking a picture of the pets dressed up for Christmas!

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Posted by Kristy_pj 18:57 Archived in Canada Comments (0)

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