Cindy, originally from the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, and Pete, originally from Toronto, Ontario, met in the picturesque Town of Canmore in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. Both were involved in the booming Alberta construction industry. Cindy worked as comptroller for a local land developer while Pete owned a construction company operating in the Bow Valley. After many years of long days and weeks, they decided in the fall of 2007 that it was time for a change.
They flew out at the end of October with their short list, but that list became really short the moment Cindy walked through the front door of the Arbor View and saw the wingback chairs in the parlour. Pete was defenseless. So, I guess you could say they bought a couple of chairs with a building around them.
As much as Pete liked the chairs, he was fully aware of the work required to breathe new life into the building. Construction commenced in April of 2008 and the Arbor View received a full face-lift of the exterior facade. After months of renovations, the doors to the beautiful Inn were re-opened on June 27th, 2008.
So there you have it. I like it here too although I don’t do very much. In fact, except for sleeping, curling up on laps, and eating I didn’t do much in my previous home either. I did try to help out with the roof a bit, since I’m a fan of heights , but I only like the “up” part. I think Pete got a little tired of carrying shingles up and then me back down. He can tell you all about it when you’re here.
Taz (the, not allowed in the Inn, cat).
P.S. I have a sister now named Maggie. She came to live with us from Murfreesboro, Tennessee because the owner didn’t want her. She is a viscous and unrelenting guard dog. Beware.