Autumn 2020 – Part 21 – Life on the Patio – Jasper National Park

September 30, 2020

We tried to time our hikes for the morning, so we would be back to the resort in time for afternoon patio time. At Patricia Lake Bungalows, our patio faced the lake and as afternoon drew on, the warm sun spread across the area, both providing soothing warmth, as well as providing blinding illumination to any device screen you happened to be looking at.

Life on the Patio ©

Gentle fall breezes blow

golden red maple leaves,

as rising pink bubbles

meld with rich chocolate,

exploding sensations.

Life on the patio.

Published by kagould17

After working for 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 3+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wanted me to do has been rewarding. While I still miss the social aspect of working with a team of great people, I have managed to keep in touch with many from my former team and I have many friends and family members who now fulfill this part of my life. Now that my Patty has retired, we are able to spend more time in pursuits and with people who are near and dear to us. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may not become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

16 thoughts on “Autumn 2020 – Part 21 – Life on the Patio – Jasper National Park

    1. Absolutely. Our usual go to was Yellow Tail, but we have not seen it in the stores for ages (possibly due to pandemic). I like the cork topper on this bottle. Thanks for reading and commenting Lynette.

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      1. Road 13’s Honest John is our “house wine.” There are lots of good, relatively inexpensive wines available from the Okanagan. Poplar Grove, Moraine, Joie and Nichol are a few of our favourites. (Shameless plug for Okanagan wineries 😉 .)

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    1. Totally agree, whether it is coffee, wine or beer. Patio time after a hike is well earned. Out in the sun in shirt sleeves at the end of September on the mountains was grand. Hope you make it to Jasper. May see you there…… Thanks for reading Bernie. Allan


  1. Sunshine and holidays just go so perfectly together! We always prefer to hike in the morning, too. The trails are much quieter and then you have the whole afternoon to relax and take it easy. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 😀 Aiva

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  2. There’s nothing like having a nice glass of wine after a day of hiking. It’s even better when you can enjoy it while having such lovely views. We usually have a similar game plan to hike in the morning and just take the afternoon to rest and relax (and maybe have a glass of wine or two).

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    1. Agreed, anti-inflammatory and fruit all in one easy to handle dose. Ahhh, warm fall weather in the mountains. It all soothes the soul. During Covid, getting out early ahead of the crowds, seemed the best option and for the most part worked. Thanks for reading and commenting. Allan

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    1. That maple was spectacular, but a lot more subdued than it would have been in non alpine climates. It should have had more red in the leaf colour. It was a beautiful tree when we arrived, but a week later, hardly a leaf was left. The blue sky was spectacular, for sure. Thanks for reading Ann. Stay well. Allan

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