Canada celebrates Thanksgiving in October, but when you hold an "attitude of gratitude" it's easy to give thanks any time of year. And yet, it's not always easy maintaining an attitude of gratitude, especially during these COVID times. There's a lot of information out there on why and how to keep an attitude of gratitude. One tool that works well for me is daily journaling.
Although Bow Valley Campground closes to campers each winter, area trails are still accessible for winter hiking, birdwatching and photography. Visitors can tailor the hiking distance to suit the weather conditions and the capabilities of the group, with routes ranging from 2 to 10+ km,
The Relive app has helped us hold on to an adventure mindset through the COVID-19 pandemic - despite walking some trails over and over and over again. We share 5 lessons we've learned about using the Relive app, the top three features on our Relive wish list and a warning for iOS Relive users.
I remember just one other month since the COVID-19 pandemic started that it's been so essential to get out and play, for our physical and emotional wellbeing. So it's a lucky coincidence that October is a great time to get out and play in the Bow Valley and surrounding Canadian Rocky Mountains. It's possible to enjoy summer, fall or winter activities, depending on the day - or sometimes all on the same day!
It shouldn't surprise long-time readers that Mother Nature plays a key role in our world. As do family and friends. September was a great month for hiking, biking, kayaking, board games and family dinners.