It was a wonderful thing to drive up the highway to Fairview, Alberta…to slip past Grande Prairie…take a day trip into Peace River and to stand above the Peace River at Dunvegan. The river was a dark turquoise-black, spotted by ice ghosts floating. Trees were crisp with snow and hoarfrost; a ‘magical’ sight! It was all so new to me and as I walked on my own in the town, snow shovelled up into banks three feet high to my left and right, I had fond memories of growing up in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick…crystalline white everywhere! My eyelashes froze and my nose started to run, but I arrived to the warmth and coziness of a welcoming home and had only happy feelings in my heart.