Can't Wait for Monday

Since I won't be here for the inaugural Loungers Monday, please forgive this premature "general interest" post Can't Wait for Monday.  Our group of over-the-hill types are leaving for our annual ski adventure into the Tonquin Valley near Jasper.  It's year 10 for this trip and our efforts seems shorter but our stories are longer Can't Wait for Monday.

Our first destination are private cabins on Amythyst Lakes.  The view can be breathtaking when the sky is clear, or total white-out when the winds howl.  These pics were from a good day last year.

Can't Wait for Monday

Can't Wait for Monday

After a few days, we will move to an Alpine Club cabin deeper in the mountains.  

Can't Wait for Monday

It has all the amenities you could wish, like a TV that only shows the Fire Channel:

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Outdoor plumbing!  The crafty ones wait till someone else warms the seat first time in the morning Can't Wait for Monday.

Can't Wait for Monday

This is the exercise area, where you can warm up those muscles with a few simple tools.

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Ah, the view out the window makes it all worthwhile.

Can't Wait for Monday

I'll have new pictures to share when we return but if anyone is interested in checking out the area just plug this into Google Earth: lat=52.6626166667, lon=-118.255284142.
Coordinates
03/12/2009 - 19:54
Sorry, seems Google Earth prefers 52°39'45.42"N, 118°15'19.02"W
Re: Can't Wait for Monday
03/12/2009 - 22:16
Dean, Where's the little hut with the crescent moon on the door? Joseph
Just amazing pictures of a fantastic place on earth.
03/12/2009 - 22:28
Walk carefully, hope you get nice weather,  I woke up by sun through the window, but after some hours it started snowing and still does! And no mountains to se except this   Enjoy every step hej! Doc
+1, enjoy & come back with nice pics (nt)
03/13/2009 - 00:30
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How about a Gulf of Mexico Sunset?
03/14/2009 - 00:21
Home Sweet Home
03/13/2009 - 00:38
Thanks Dean for posting such amazing pictures - they are making me feel homesick (although to be honest, we don't have mountains that big on the East side...) It must be a pleasure staying in this beautiful little lodge. nothing beats sitting with friends/family next to a warm nice fire... I just hope you guys have good few bottles on wine! Thanks again!!! Cheers,  Francois
Looks pristine and heavenly...when the weather is good :-) (nt)
03/13/2009 - 11:16
phenomenal and that TV program is
03/13/2009 - 11:35
just the best...especially looked at with a great glass of wine
Just Gorgeous....
03/13/2009 - 12:50
Have a great time! Best regards, Tom
Enjoy yor trip, Dean...
03/13/2009 - 13:11
which I am sure you will
enjoy yr sabbatical with cool and nice sight .....
03/14/2009 - 10:38
this is what i see each morning, not as magnificent a view, and without that relaxed emotions of a great cool air and sight.
Re: Can't Wait for Monday
03/15/2009 - 23:33
Dean, just a gorgeous sight. I know you and your buddies will have a terrific time. Your housing looks awesome!! Enjoy and have fun. Best regards, Matt