View from the road. Love the gold leaves against the blue sky and evergreens. The blue is washed out in this photo.

View from the road. Love the gold leaves against the blue sky and evergreens. The blue is washed out in this photo.

Had a great time today taking the back roads from Okotoks, AB to Cochrane via Bragg Creek.

Red Barn

Red Barn

We saw this gorgeous red barn.

Horse enjoying the sunshine.

Horse enjoying the sunshine.

Beautiful pastoral scenes stretched in all directions with the foothills and mountains as backdrops.

We stopped in Bragg Creek for lunch at the Creek Bistro.  No food pics, sorry.  Too hungry.  Ate it before I had a chance to take a photo.  It was a wonderful roast beef panini with tossed salad.  As you can tell, I have largely been off my diet so far this trip.  Hubby and I declined the two gluten free desserts on the menu.  We figured we’d be having dessert at our hosts tonight.  There was also Tim Horton’s to consider for afternoon snack.

We left Bragg Creek and went up to Legacy Studio in Cochrane.  I spent a lovely hour with the proprietress, Laura, fondling her fibre and picking up things to buy…and sell.  I now have some beginner hoops for rug hookers just starting out.  And I have the coveted Red Dot! 🙂

The haul from Laura's Legacy Studio! :)  I really had to control myself there.

The haul from Laura’s Legacy Studio! 🙂 I really had to control myself there.

Hubby and I came home through Calgary, stopping by Best Buy to scout out the best laptop deals in tax free Alberta.  We save 5% by buying in Alberta.  That can be $50-100 or more off the price of a laptop.

I came back to our hosts, who had to work late, and made a delicious supper of GF breaded fish, pan fried carrots and parsnips, beets, wild and brown rice, and…totally off diet…the remains of a saskatoon pie.  We dined fashionably late and enjoyed the remainder of the evening together.

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