Aug 1, 2012

Adventures in Canmore

With the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, last weekend my family and I all met up in Canmore, Alberta for a short vacation.  My parents had given my sister, brother, and I our own rooms at the Creekside Inn and planned activities in Kananaskis as one of our Christmas presents last year.  

I drove up with my folks on the Friday and we met up with my brother and sister later that evening.  We had lots of really great food, including the ribs that I had at the Iron Goat and the ravioli that I had at Luna Blue downtown.  The change of scenery always seems to make those ordinary moments standout, and it was nice to spend time with everyone in such a beautiful place.

Our time in Canmore was really just a warm up.  The real fun was the Paddle & Saddle package that we were doing, which included a horseback trail ride through the mountains, and white water rafting down the Kananaskis River.  We managed a trip to the Calgary Zoo on our way up, and my sister and I stopped at Canada Olympic Park on our way home to check out Canada's Sports Hall of Fame before meeting up with more of the family at my Grandma's place on Sunday afternoon.

We created a lot of new memories, inside jokes, and stories, but here's a bit of the backdrop that we were playing in to kick things off.   

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