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So I'm typing this from The Lodge At Kananaskis near Calgary, Alberta. It was sort of weird getting back on the plane and flying out west least we didn't get the same movie (Deep Impact instead of Sliding Doors). Got a rented car at the airport, drove out to Kananaskis. Saw a doe and her fawn as we entered the area!

I can see the Rocky Mountains as I look out my window...really gorgeous scenery. I going to be disciplined, though, and force myself to work inside today (Jeff's in Calgary working all day), at least until I get this week's issue of Inklings sent out.

4 pm update: Finished and sent out Inklings. Bought a boxed lunch (came with a roast beef sandwich, flavoured mineral water, 2 chocolate chip cookies, 2 truffles (YUM), cheese, and a pear) and walked along the Village Rim trail until I found the perfect lunch spot. And it WAS perfect, overlooking a deep valley ringed by mountains, cut through by a winding river. UNBELIEVEABLY GORGEOUS.
Perfect weather, too...sunny, breezy. After I finished my lunch, I took out a book and read for a bit, but ended up putting down my book and just watching the view for about an hour. I can't remember the last time I've taken the time to just do -nothing-. Remarkably de-stressing.

To Annie: thanks for the blathercomment. :-)

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