I woke up relatively early, got packed, grabbed a bite to eat and said goodbye to my boy. He was still sleeping, and apparently continued on for another 3 hours after I left. But when I woke him up he said "see ya, Mommy. I love you. I'll miss you". And the night before, when he and I went swimming, just the two of us, at the pool, he told me how much he had enjoyed our few days together - "just the two of us". Now, tell me, what else could a mother ask for? I love that kid.
Anyhow, the last day was magical in some ways and tragic in others. As I drove, I saw an amazing array of wildlife. A wild turkey, numerous gophers and hawks. And then, when I stopped for gas in Radium, B.C., here was my view:
Look at the scar on the back of the one closest to the camera!
I drove down the road a ways and saw another beautiful creature, but I'm saving him for last. A little further down the road there was a deer (sorry, don't stop to take pictures of deer). And then, when I visited a friend of mine in Canmore, this little guy was on her front walk:
But the most amazing creature I saw on the road was the one just up the road from Radium. And here he is - saving the best for last. He wasn't very big - maybe a year or two old. But, boy was I glad to be in the car!