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Fernie Summer Musts - Part II
It amazes me how quickly we leave behind the rainy weather, making it a part of the distant past, when the bright, hopeful rays of sunshine warm our faces. Last month, to excite myself and our readers on the sunny days I was so sure we would soon experience, I created part one of my list of summer musts. So far, I have ticked off three and with the addition of part two, I have a lot of work ahead of me. I hope you are making your way through your own summer musts – August holds a lot of options, as you’ll see through this issue.
8. Spend a weekend at the lake. We have a small cabin (more like a hut) on Rosen Lake and each spring I look forward to spending more time out there. Each fall I regret not having spent time out there. I already have a date for the next full moon!
9. Read more fiction. Each month Angie Abdou reviews an amazing publication and I add it to the already long list of books I need to read. Perhaps while I’m at the lake, I’ll take the time to get lost in one or four. Oh how I miss that feeling.
10. Patio townie cruise. A couple of years ago a group of us gals met at Rip N Richard and proceeded to cruise and stop for cocktails where we could find outdoor seating. This needs to happen again, and it needs to happen soon although I’m not sure how we’ll fare with the addition of patios along 2nd avenue downtown…
11. Thunder Meadows Cabin to Island Lake stay-cation. I was on a role of Island Lake stay-cations, but have missed a couple of years. One of my favourite trips started with a hike into Thunder Meadows, where we stayed for the night, and finished off with a hike across to Spineback and down to Island Lake, where we wined, dined and relished the duvets, fluffy pillows and robes. The perfect transition, I would like a repeat please!
12. Bike at Fernie Alpine Resort. There’s nothing like a day of downhilling to get the adrenaline pumping and improve your mountain biking skills! I would like to rent a cushy bike, wear a full-face helmet, and feel the exhilaration of descending lines I know my hard tale would be crushed on.
13. Fly fishing. I’ve never done it. Ever. It looks so peaceful, and I’m always amazed by the amount of time fly fishing enthusiasts can spend out on the water. I would like to understand it better, and maybe even catch a fish.
14. Dance like nobody’s watching. I seem to be places less frequently where dancing is available, excluding one evening I found myself at The Fernie on a stagette alongside what seemed to be the class of 2011 and 2012. At one point I turned to find a girl I taught piano lessons to when she was five. Seriously. Between Wapiti and the Wednesday Concert and Market series, this month I’m going to get my dance on. And I hope to see you there! (Or do I…)
Have a wonderful August, we hope you enjoy this edition with a “loose” musical theme, in honour of Wapiti – Fernie’s music festival.