A Little Walk on a Cloudy Morning

Yesterday I received a letter from BCAA telling me that my payment had not gone through on my credit card on file and my membership would be cancelled if not rectified. About a week earlier, I had phoned them to renew this membership and was told that it had already been renewed. So, since I had given them the new credit card when I set up my car insurance, I figured that all was good (until I got the letter stating otherwise).

So, this morning, I decided to walk to CAA and get it straightened out. Google Maps told me it would take about an hour to walk there – and I headed out at about 8:15 am. I do enjoy a good walk and this was a good one. I gave my credit card info to BCAA and then went to Cora’s for breakfast. The menu at this one is so different from the ones in Winnipeg that I had a hard time deciding what I wanted – but it was delicious. There was a fruit crepe, 2 eggs, bacon, hash-browns & toast. I didn’t think I’d eat it all, but I finished it. I actually did not know that Cora’s was where it was and I wouldn’t have known if I hadn’t walked the route. I see so much more when walking!

Since I didn’t want to carry my camera, my only photos are from my phone and I took those on my walk home.

I have driven over this bridge, but never noticed this little pond or stream or river before.
A couple of ducks in the water.
Such a peaceful little spot
It is a cloudy day, but the mountains are visible & beautiful.
Another mountain fighting to show itself through the clouds.
A farmer’s field – pretty much in the middle of the city – but I guess the farm was there before the city was. A large flock of Canada Geese flew over just after this, but I couldn’t manage to get photos.
I see some beautiful blue skies above now.
Crossing over the highway on a bridge
Crossing over the trail tracks on another bridge.

There was actually a train on the tracks when I was at the bottom of the bridge that goes over the tracks, but it was out of sight by the time I reached the middle of the bridge. I wanted to get the train in the photo. There is a lot of garbage along the tracks. 😦

3 thoughts on “A Little Walk on a Cloudy Morning

  1. So if I’m understanding this correctly as an American, you had to go and renew your automobile association membership … on foot? That is what I call taking the high road! Even if it means crossing railroads and highways to do it! Well done!

    Is Cora’s a chain we should know about here in the lower 48? The Canadian food I will drive the farthest to eat is shawarma in Ottawa! Now I wish I hadn’t thought of it. It’s only 8 hours away, assuming weather conditions between Washington DC and your capital city do not turn nasty!

    Your phone camera is way better than mine, too! Time to step up! Safe travels! Cheers, Stumblebum

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    1. Well – I could have renewed it by phone – but I’m always ready for a good walk. 🙂 I haven’t been in the U.S. for several years now, so no idea if Cora’s is available anywhere other than Canada. I’ll have to check into that. Too bad you’re not on the west coast – there is no snow around here except up on the mountains. I’m only about 30 minutes from the border. One day I’ll travel south a bit to check things out in the U.S.


      1. If you come down here, please do check the weather first! I’ve only been to the west coast once, to Seattle and Vancouver, but that was a year or two before COVID and the new weather “normal.” Who knows what California, Oregon, Washington will be like, even this year? Afraid the old attractions may have burned down … or washed away! Better to be a bit inland, as you are! I never considered Columbia, MD close to the water; now I’m not so sure! Stay safe, enjoy your walkies! Cheers, Stumblebum

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