May 2008

Hello Everyone,

This is my e-mail for the month of May 2008. I hope everybody's doing well. My updates are:

  1. I've started reviewing for future educational ventures in
    License Practical Nursing.
  2. That means - hopefully next year (Around September
    2009) I will be a full time student.
  3. The plan is for me to review now. Get some basic admission
    requirements for the course and
  4. look for work around November 2008.
  5. Ron is taking good care of me and tells me not to rush.

Thank God I have a very supportive partner.




The photo above was taken by our friend Paul Ellison Last May 17, 2008 in our Lake Minnewanka Hike in Alberta.

Enjoy the rest of the Photos! Do Keep in touch and leave as many comments as they make me happy! Love you all!

Edgar










Sunday- May 11, 2008, Elko, BC - we got up early today to go to Kamloops to visit Carmen and Steve. It's a long drive. Ron, Myself, Frank, Tim and with Eric driving, left for Kamloops around 9 AM.







May 11, 2008 - Sunday . Eric is driving . My Camera's flash got broken after I took this photo. I think It must have been static. I guess I have to just use natural lighting all the time now. *Bummer*









May 11, 2008 - Sunday : Finally arrived in Kamloops in the
evening.








May 11, 2008 - Sunday. Today is Mother's Day. We went out to
dinner as it is Carmen's special day. This is the Restaurant in Kamloops we went to. Everybody was so stuffed after. They servings there are HUGE!






May 11, 2008 - Sunday: This was a passing glance. It's amazing
what milli-seconds could capture such expressive moments. haha.







May 11, 2008 - Monday: Ron and I decided to go Biking today. The hotel we were staying in had free bikes, so we decided to take that opportunity. It was a very good choice for an activity as we got to see a lot of Kamloops that way.





May 12, 2008 - Monday: Just a Bike sign.



May 12, 2008 - Monday : These were the courtesy bikes . Whoever thought of this was wonderful. I certainly enjoyed biking. Thye provided the locks and the helmets too. It was a nice sunny day.






May 13, 2008 - Tuesday: Woke up to a rainy day in Kamloops.




May 13, 2008 - Tuesday: Went bowling with Steve, Eric and Tim
in Kamloops, BC. THat was fun!






May 14, 2008 - Wednesday : Today we were heading back home to Elko. Here you see Eric and Tim. This was taken in 3 Valley Gap, Revelstoke, British Columbia on our lunch break.This place is about 197 Kms from Kamloops.







May 14, 2008 - Wednesday: Taken at Three Valley Gap




May 14, 2008 - Wednesday: Taken at Three Valley Gap




May 14, 2008 - Wednesday: Taken at Three Valley Gap




May 14, 2008 - Wednesday: Taken at Three Valley Gap




May 14, 2008 - Wednesday: Taken at Three Valley Gap






May 14, 2008 - Wednesday: Taken at Three Valley Gap




May 14, 2008 - Wednesday: Taken at Three Valley Gap. The colors look so unreal to me. But they are natural.





May 14, 2008 - Wednesday: Taken at Three Valley Gap




May 14, 2008 - Wednesday: Taken at Three Valley Gap.




May 16, 2008 - Friday. Today Ron and I head to Calgary to go
hiking with our friend Paul










May 16, 2008 - Friday: This was taken on our way to Calgary, Alberta. Ron was tired driving so I had to take over for a while.



May 16, 2008 - Friday: This was taken on our way to Calgary, Alberta.







May 16, 2008 - Friday: This was taken on our way to Calgary,
Alberta. We decided to have some wonton soup for dinner.







May 16, 2008 - Friday: Finally arrived at Paul's place. We were all very happy to see each other. I was having these for my snack and decided to photograph it before I gobbled it up. hahaha.




May 17, 2008 - Saturday. Lake Minnewanka Hiking Day. Here you
see Paul and Ron putting our Hiking gears in Paul's van, and off we go.





May 17, 2008 - Saturday. Lake Minnewanka Hiking Day. The big
road sign to our destination.







May 17, 2008 - Saturday. Lake Minnewanka Hiking Day. This was taken just as we were entering the park. There must have been hundreds of them there.





May 17, 2008 - Saturday. Lake Minnewanka Hiking Day. And we
are off hiking!



May 17, 2008 - Saturday. Lake Minnewanka Hiking Day. These are
different destinations. Different trails. Our's was Aylmer lookout, 11.6 Kms away.




May 17, 2008 - Saturday. Lake Minnewanka Hiking Day. Paul is
in very good shape for this hike. He was always ahead of Ron and Me.









May 17, 2008 - Saturday. Lake Minnewanka Hiking Day. A view
from a bridge



May 17, 2008 - Saturday. Lake Minnewanka Hiking Day. Ron
looking out to the lake



May 17, 2008 - Saturday. Lake Minnewanka Hiking Day. Paul
taking photos.



May 17, 2008 - Saturday. Lake Minnewanka Hiking Day. Bikers crossing a creek. Very inspiring people to look at. All in great shape. My weight is slowing me down, so I know I need to lose the excess weight as my belly seems to be getting bigger by the day. I hope to be back in shape in a few months.




May 17, 2008 - Saturday. Lake Minnewanka Hiking Day. Beware of
bears!





May 17, 2008 - Saturday. Lake Minnewanka Hiking Day. Going up and up and up! I had to take it slow when we got to the steep parts of the trip - my feet were starting to get sore. This was about 4 hours of continous hiking. It was a great day.



May 17, 2008 - Saturday. Lake Minnewanka Hiking Day. A
partially frozen lake.





May 17, 2008 - Saturday. Lake Minnewanka Hiking Day.



May 17, 2008 - Saturday. Lake Minnewanka Hiking Day. This was taken on our way back from the end of the hike. By the time this photo was taken we would have been on our feet for 9 hours. After all that, I'm still fat! hah ha ha.




May 17, 2008 - Saturday. Lake Minnewanka Hiking Day. After that tiring day's hike, we decided to go to this restaurant in Canmore. We each had a fully loaded hamburger! Oh boy! was that ever a treat!












May 17, 2008 - Saturday. Lake Minnewanka Hiking Day. On our
way back to Calgary. Need I say more?




May 17, 2008 - Saturday Night. Ron and I decided to relax a bit by sneaking some beer, putting it in my bag and drinking it in the park overlooking Calgary. That was an excellent way to relax. Just stiing there
looking at the busy city night while Ron and I chit-chat till early morning.
Each of us had 3 beers. That was good enough. Walked back to Paul's where we crashed for the night. Tired from the day's long hike.



May 17, 2008 - Saturday night. Ron opening a can. Beautiful
view isn't it? Can you Imagine sitting there with us?





May 17, 2008 - Saturday night. Since I did not have a tri-pod with me. I had to use the ground to keep my camera steady - thus the Framing effect from the trees and the grass.




May 18, 2008 - Sunday: This was taken at the YMCA. This morning I decided to do some laps. I did 60 laps today. What a great way to start the day. The swimming pool facilities were excellent. They even had a steam room and everything is brightly lit and clean. Very nice. Very good place for a family to go and enjoy swimming. The entrance fee for non-members like me though, is a bit higher than most - $12.95.






May 18, 2008 - Sunday: Dinner at Paul's. Paul had slaved away all
day to make this special dinner for us. It was awesome! Excellent food! Paul is a great cook and a host! This was better than a 5 star restaurant. I lost count of how many courses we had. WOW!






May 18, 2008 - Sunday: Dinner at Paul's. We were listening to Music from Egypt! Lot's of laughter and good fun. I had a lot of wine. Thanks Paul!




May 19, 2008 - Monday. On our way back home to to Elko from Calgary. Here you see an electric bicycle. Fully charges in 3 hours. It costs around $1,450.00. Wag na. Maglalakad nalang ako. hahah




May 19, 2008 - Monday - This is Mount Fernie. Pauwi na kami.






May 19, 2008 - Monday. I am 15 to 20 lbs overweight again. After keeping the weight off for about 1.5 years, I put it back on again because I love to eat. Nobody else's fault but me. Today I went to the grocery store. Got a total of 15 pounds of ham just to see how muchweight I have put on. The sight was a bit scary. So I have decided to finally start losing the weight again.






May 19, 2008 - Monday. This was taken in Longview alberta. Ron bought some beef Jerky. I hear they make the worlds best jerkys. Yummy! Click Here to View Their Website






May 19, 2008 - Monday - Taken somewhere in Alberta on our way
home from Calgary.







May 19, 2008 - Monday : Nelson Homes. Ready to deliver homes. Their display center was closed for the day. This was taken in Alberta.


Hope you enjoyed this month's photos! do leave comments. That way I know someone actually visits my blog. Take care!