It took us about an hour to climb up and down to Grassi Lakes. So all in all we got some good hiking in. Later on in the evening we enjoyed a presentation put on by Brian Keating of the Calgary Zoo. If you ever get a chance to hear him speak I highly recommend going.
He shared tales of his and his wifes adventures in the Arctic, South America and the Himilayas. He is wonderfully funny and so entertaining that I hardly knew that 2.5 hours had gone by!
The next day we headed out for a run along the river. We had a blast in the trails, hopping over roots and dodging trees. Oh, and the odd yellow lab that came ambling by looking for his tennis ball. The run felt great. Most likely because I was running through the trees and when I looked up I could see the snow kissed mountains that surrounded us. All together now, 'Sigh'.
One word describes my weekend - Nirvana.
Peace out my brilliant friends!