We took Annie the dog for a walk down by the river today. The sun felt really warm although the wind was quite cold. My husband wanted to check if he get down to the bank to go fishing yet. I think he is crazy clambering about on slippery rocks but the fish are calling him so what can I say.
He was excitedly pointing out animal tracks, "Oh look there is a moose" or "I think that is a grizzly because the black bears aren't out yet". He was making me quite nervous. I am not really the outdoorsy type and I would feel a lot safer on a city street than walking in the tracks of a grizzly, especially as we watched the movie "The Edge" last night with Anthony Hopkins. It was filmed in Alberta and had a man eating grizzly taking one of the major parts!
My husband always tells me my fears are unfounded, he feels it is a lot safer in the bush than in a city, whereas I am the exact opposite. Even when I am messing about in the garden in summer I always have an eye out for a bear which is not unfounded as we have had several on the property.
My husband has great plans for the ATV he bought. He wants us to take picnics out into the bush and enjoy nature. I see it another way. If I don't get eaten by a bear the mosquitoes will get me. We don't have a gun so I hope he can get the ATV up to top speed. I know I am making a fuss here on the blog but I won't spoil his fun, he really loves living out here. I don't mind it but I like to view my nature from the safety of our truck, or the comfort of my living room, chicken that I am.
I am looking forward to going to Calgary in May to see two of our sons and inhaling the fumes of the passing cars, seeing the window displays, and doing city things. My husband hates cities and can't get out of them fast enough. It had to be the attraction of opposites I can't think how else we ended up together.