Howdy, friends. Ah, Canadian Thanksgiving, a time to be thankful. And despite the fact that this is the first time in 20 years Rocky Mountain Escape has been closed for Thanksgiving, we still have much to be thankful for;
We are thankful of Mother Nature, reminding us that this is Alberta, and we can expect 6 months of winter or better. 🙂 Yaay! Skiing 🙁 Yaay, shoveling…
We are thankful of our longtime friends, supporters and occasional lumberjacks, the Chant Family, plus Mike!, who have never shied away from helping with our Fall Harvest. Thanks also to David, Christine, Ali, Mark, and Margaret. Through our combined efforts, we were able to clear out some dead leaners and stock up enough firewood to see us through for a bit. Just in time to be ahead of the snow this year, too!
We are thankful for the great batch of volunteer visitors we had in this year. From Germany, Great Britain, Australia, and New Zealand (others?), this year’s class has been seeded with overall hard-working, reliable, and rather pleasant folks. Your companionship, humor, and friendship was most welcome up here. We hope all of you are continuing to do well upon your return home, or wherever your travels have taken you.
Last, though certainly not least, we are thankful to YOU. Our family, friends, and clients, for the outpouring of support during our recent time of strife. We are so thankful that you believe in the dream that is Rocky Mountain Escape, and were able to experience it and share in our vision. Regardless of what the outcome with Alberta Health Services may be, we are thankful for the 20 years that you have given us. It is only through your patronage that we have been able to sustain our operation. We have faced fire, flood, drought, and blizzard (at -52 degrees Celsius!), economic downturn, travel restrictions due to terrorism, road closures and stuck vehicles, broken bones, stitches, and bloody noses, and through it all YOU have continued to come. YOU have continued to say, “That’s where we want to be. That piece of heaven that is Rocky Mountain Escape is where we want to get back to. We can’t find that experience anywhere else. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.” So, THANK YOU.
Your thankful hosts,
-Chris & Laura