Monday, March 10, 2008

Author acting as tour guide

The guest room at my home is a busy place. There's forever someone coming or going, family or friends on their way to the mountains or on their way home from skiing/hiking/climbing...

At the moment, I have an author, Patricia Wood, visiting from Hawaii who's never seen the Canadian Rockies. Or a black bear. Or a dog as big as a black bear. She flew in to meet with four Calgary book clubs and a library group, all enthusiastic readers and huge supporters of my work. (By the way, thanks ladies. I can't believe there were 38 of you at the bistro last night from the first two clubs. You guys rock!)

While she's here, Pat's also determined to see the mountains, so today I took her to Kananaskis (only minutes from where I live) and also plan to take her to Banff. She keeps begging me to help her spot a moose, which will take more effort than she realizes as she's under the impression one simply snaps their fingers and *poof* a moose materializes, camera ready. Clearly she's been watching waaaay too much Animal Planet, don't you think?

14 comments:

Victoria said...

I would love to see a moose.
And the Rocky Mountains.
Have fun!

kyla-dale said...

Sounds like you have a lot of book club support up around where you live. I think that's so great! Years ago nobody ever thought to call and author and invite him or her to a book club chat but now it seems to be a growing fad.
Very nice!

Adam said...

I went skiing to Lake Louise three winters back with a group of friends. It was a great trip (my first in that area of Canada).
Stunning country. Never saw any moose though.

Sustenance Scout said...

Loved your comment on Pat's blog, Holly! So glad I discovered your blog along the way. Karen in Denver

Demon Hunter said...

Whoa! That's a huge dog! You live in an awesome place, Holly! :*)

Ramona said...

What a great dog!
And that waterfall is breathtaking. Wish I could visit your guest room and get taken around by an author/tour guide!!!

Kim Stagliano said...

Give her several martinis - a pink moose is certain to appear.

Enjoy the visit! (Don't kill each other...)

The Anti-Wife said...

I think the dog is bigger than Pat! Hope you two are having a great time.

wordman17 said...

I need a dog like that up here in Alaska to pull all my food and supplies around... LOL

ChristineEldin said...

The Rocky Mountains are beautiful!!! But I've never seen them from the Canadian side!

I love the snow. LOVE it!! Such a gorgeous photo!!!

Glad you're having a great time!
:-)

seeleydeborn said...

I suppose I really was spoiled growing up there and camping at the base of Mount Yamnuska every summer...I never did see a moose though. Lots of goats and elk and a couple of bears from the highway.

Hope Pat brought some warmies!

Melissa Marsh said...

Hope you two have loads of fun! (and spot a moose!)

Travis Erwin said...

Turn on Rocky and Bullwinkle for her.

Chumplet said...

When I visited my dad in the Okanagan Valley, you wouldn't believe how much I scoured the hillsides for a glimpse of a bighorn sheep.

All we saw were some quails, a groundhog type thing, and some black cows.

The wild horses were a treat, though!

Meanwhile, a black bear was loose in our town north of Toronto last summer.