We are David and Kimberly May. Our residence is in the lower level of the house. We are delighted to welcome you into our romantic log home, which is complemented with antiques.
We were both deeply involved in Scouting for many years. Through Scouting we have achieved many things and found many rewards—including each other. We met at the World Boy Scout Jamboree, held in 1983 in Kananaskis, Alberta; we became pen pals. In 1996 we were married, and Kimberly joined David in Canada. One important benefit, we are both recognized by the Canadian Red Cross Organization with a Standard First Aid and CPR rating. We also carry certificates from the Regional Public Health of Alberta for Food Protection.
Currently, our interests lie in travel and
We enjoy travelling and have visited many places - including England,
France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji,
Japan and all across the United States. We love to meet people with diverse cultures and backgrounds.
We hope, some day, to revisit all these places and to see even more of the world.
Here's a little bit about each of us:
Kimberly was born in Folsom, California, United States and has lived in Las Vegas, Nevada; Livermore, California; Reno, Nevada; and Calgary, Alberta. She has travelled throughout New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Japan, England and France.
Kimberly has degrees in Accounting and Hotel, Restaurant and Casino Management. She has had the pleasure of working under the direction of the accounting departments at the MGM Grand, in Reno, and Caesar's Palace, in Las Vegas, both in Nevada.
Kimberly enjoys collecting antiques and searches for more in her spare time. She also enjoys entertaining and has had the pleasure of sharing her home with exchange students and many other travellers from around the world.
Kimberly's father Ray Wahl was in the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1956. After his
honourable discharge, he worked as a Senior Field Engineer until retiring in 1992. Kimberly’s mother Barbara (Snow) Wahl received her teaching degree and taught elementary students. Retiring early, she has enjoyed the last 17 years travelling around the United States and Canada. Ray and Barbara have been able to enjoy their summers on the North Coast of California and the winters in Arizona for the last
few years while travelling in their RV.
David was born in Camrose, Alberta, Canada. He grew up in Sherwood Park, AB. David has lived in Victoria, British Columbia and Calgary, Alberta. He has travelled extensively in Canada, the United States and New Zealand. He has also had the joy of visiting Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, England and France.
David has a gourmet passion for wine making and cooking. You will enjoy his fresh-baked bread. As well, he surfs the Internet on his Mac. David is interested in aviation history, aircraft, and almost anything that has wings; David is the grandson of
Wilfrid Reid "Wop" May, a famous World War I pilot and a bush pilot in Northern Canada between wars.
Visit this link to view the
"Wonderful Wop May" rock formation on Mars that was located by
Nasa's Mars Exploration Rover and has been named after Wilfrid Wop May. Collecting aviation pictures, memorabilia and stories is one of David’s many hobbies.
David's other grandfather Edward Robbins operated two of the first full service Texaco gas stations in Calgary, AB. from the 1930s through to the 1950s. Edward Robbins has a small exhibit in the
The Provincial Museum of Alberta Human History in Wetaskiwin, AB.
David's mother Melva Robbins worked as a Community Health Nurse for 23 years in Sherwood Park, AB. She is recently retired and seems to be busier than ever working on family genealogy. David's father Denny May was a Scouts Canada executive for 38 years. More information about David's extended family can be found on the
Wop May web site.
David attended the Western Academy of Photography in Victoria, BC, graduating in 1988 and has enjoyed working as a commercial photographer ever since. Most recently, his job has been with
Peterson Instruments in the oil and gas industry. Many of his
photographs are placed throughout the house and can be ordered. David photographed the
Sorrento Canada Day 2002 Fireworks Display and received an Award at the photography contest. Visit the gallery page to view all the photographs.
We lost our Yoda in 2012, he was much
loved and will be forever missed. He will be treasured in
our hearts always.
Yoda is the master of his domain. He is a small, 8-pound white toy poodle and is a congenial, clean, quiet, and well-trained host.
In the 1970s, the Hottman family, the original owners, designed and built our home. They carefully selected and hand the peeled logs, and during the many months of back-breaking work, the Hottmans lived in a small cabin, which is now included as part of the main house. The three floor-to-ceiling rock fireplaces and the outside rockwork were all constructed from rocks gathered by hand from around the Shuswap. The chandelier in the living room is a wagon wheel used by a pioneer family during their trek across Canada at the turn of the century.
Several of the antique wrought iron beds in the home are from Kimberly's grandmother Alice (Bacon) Snow from Jelly Ferry, California. Placed at the foot of some beds are large steamer trunks dating from the 1930's.
It is a pleasure to have you in our home; your
comfort is our goal.
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