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What do you do with a chance?

The night before we left Australia Jillsy aka Gam Gam read us all a book she had found for the kids titled “What do you do with a chance?", a beautifully written children’s book by Kobi Yamada. The story is about the amazing things that can happen when you take a chance and have the... Continue Reading →

Pincher Perfect Days

We really enjoyed the change of pace in Pincher Creek and enjoyed our days spending time with Heather and her family. Shan took us to visit some of the places she had worked during her time here like Lebel Mansion and the library. She ran into her old boss at the library who was excited... Continue Reading →

Lazy Days in Lethbridge

After the weekend spent at the farm we followed Heather to her place in Lethbridge and spent the next few days while she was at work taking it easy in our bed socks around the fire place between a few small expeditions Christmas shopping, morning tea with Murph, dinner with the Bly’s, a visit to... Continue Reading →

🎶 Oh Christmas Tree 🎶

After breakfast with a winter wonderland view we hit the road. Before we left though Ad tipped the concierge and I thanked him for all the birthday surprises and kindness towards the kids. We waved goodbye to the Chateau and made our way back past Banff, Canmore and out of the park toward Calgary. We... Continue Reading →

Room With A View

We said goodbye to Jasper early driving out into the darkness at 7:30am. After a few days of clear weather the Icefields Parkway was a much easier drive and we made good time arriving at Lake Louise within 3 hours. Although it was still December 12 in Canada the sun was rising on the 13th... Continue Reading →

Tobogganing is Fun

We had another crack at star gazing, waking at 6am and venturing to Pyramid Lake again. Still no luck however and came home again for breakfast. Once it was light we bundled into the car and drove to Maligne Lake. Thanks to Shan’s eagle eye we got to stop and watch a moose. Moose are... Continue Reading →

North of the Wall

We rose early and after breakfast at Ricky’s the kids hugged our waitress goodbye. The hotel’s restaurant had been a regular for breakfast during the week and by the end our waitress knew our order and had become a favourite with the kids (she had given them a toy every meal). We drove out at... Continue Reading →

Lucky #7

The weather on our last day in Banff (and also our 7th Wedding Anniversary) was clear and beautiful after overnight snow so we took a drive out to Lake Minnewanka and it didn’t disappoint. It’s so difficult to get true photos of the landscape here as the images never do the real thing justice. The... Continue Reading →

Calories, Caves & Carols

Ad and I woke feeling rather hungry so decided to try out the highly recommended Touloulous for breakfast. We arrived just in time as a line up quickly grew out the door and down the street. We walked out with our bellies full of French toast, pancakes and waffles (and more terrible coffee! Ad has... Continue Reading →

Dog Days Are Over

Our fifth day in Banff will be one not to be forgotten! We were collected from our hotel by Banff Discovery Tours mid morning and drove the scenic Bow Valley Parkway route to Lake Louise. It had been snowing all night and there was no sign of it quitting throughout the morning. The further we... Continue Reading →

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