Sunday, July 13, 2014

It Is Not His Fault

Thomas MacEntee claims it is all his fault.  He is convinced his name means He Who Brings Bad Weather.

NOT TRUE!  Thomas came to the great white north in October.   Despite the fact Calgary has been basking in unseasonably warm weather the last three weeks and we haven’t had a frost yet had nothing to do with it.

The mere coincidence that the weather changes as soon as Thomas arrives in Calgary….well, what can I say….

Lyn Meehan, Dick Eastman and Thomas are here in Calgary for the Alberta Family Histories Society Family Roots seminars on October 16th.  I had volunteered to play tour guide and show them Banff and Lake Louise.

It crossed my mind as we left the city this morning in the slushy snow that an accident could wipe out our entire Family Roots event!  The thought intensified when a passing truck obliterated our view with slush for what seemed like an eternity before the windshield wipers caught up.

But all was not lost and the sun peeked out during the day.  Pictures below.

Bow Falls in the Snow, Banff, Oct 15, 2010

Bow Falls in the Snow – Banff, Alberta

Lyn Meehan, Thomas MacEntee, Dick Eastman

Lyn Meehan, Thomas MacEntee and Dick Eastman setting up their shots in the snow
Dick Eastman, Thomas MacEntee, Joan Miller

Dick Eastman, Thomas MacEntee, Lyn Meehan, Joan Miller
Dick Eastman in Banff

Dick Eastman and the Banff Springs Hotel
The sun does shine in Banff!

The sun did shine!  Dick, Lyn and Thomas
Thomas in Banff

Thomas and his new friend.

Dick Eastman in Banff

Dick made a friend too.
Lake Louise

The trio at Lake Louise
Lake Louise

Yes, there is a glacier at the end of the lake.

UPDATE – Both Thomas and Dick wrote about our adventure to Banff:

Reflections – Fun North of the 44th Parallel by Thomas MacEntee

What Happens in Banff Stays in Banff by Thomas MacEntee  (check this out, it is hilarious!)

Great Weekend in Calgary by Dick Eastman

My contribution to the AFHS Blog about this event:

AFHS FamilyRoots Event a Success

Video from our AFHS FamilyRoots Event



Comments

10 Responses to “It Is Not His Fault”
  1. Looks like a great day to me! Thanks for sharing Joan. I love Lake Louise and surrounding areas. A group of us rode our Harley’s up there… almost 10 years ago! Amazing how long ago that was…one of my most favorite trips! You all look great, have a fantastic time this weekend!

  2. Dick Eastman says:

    Thanks not only for the pictures, but especially thanks for taking the three of us to see Banff today. It is, indeed, spectacular!

    – Dick Eastman
    Dick Eastman´s last [type] ..Philadelphia City Archives Reduces its Hours

  3. Hi Cheryl,
    I bet you had fun riding your Harley’s in the mountains.
    Thanks for the best wishes and for stopping by the blog.

    –Joan

  4. Hi Dick,
    It was my pleasure!

    –Joan

  5. Xenia Stanford says:

    Thanks Joan for the good driving so that all speakers and you are safely back in Calgary for FamilyRoots tomorrow.

    I wondered who caused the dusting of snow this morning! I’m not convinced it was all Thomas’s fault though. I remember being one of the organizers of an ARMA event in late September in Calgary so we could avoid the snow for our visitors from all over North America. We laughed when a woman from one of the southern states showed up with a fur coat because it was always cold in Calgary, right! Well she had the last laugh because it snowed a bunch the first day of the conference and didn’t clear up until everyone had gone back home.

    I think the weather is just giving our visitors a taste of Canadian winter no matter when they arrive. Yes, we have had snow in every month in Calgary – thankfully not every month of the same year. We really do have lovely weather when we are not trying to plan to avoid the bad!

  6. Hi Xenia,
    You are very welcome. Looking forward to our event tomorrow.

    –Joan

  7. Lyn Meehan says:

    A memorable day: with a wonderful chauffeur and companions!

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