Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Canadian Honeymoon: Part 1

I am finally getting to blogging a little bit of recent life.. We finally have internet in our home so I don't have to plan all my web agenda for a coffee session. So..

Maybe you wondered, "Why did they go to Canada for their Honeymoon?" Or maybe you thought, "Well, that makes so much sense." As you may have guessed, we really wanted to go somewhere with cooler weather, mountains, cute areas to explore and more. My two requirements for our lodging were a Kitchen and a Fireplace. We found the perfect place with both. In guess you are thinking about visiting Banff, stay at the Hidden Ridge Resort. Great staff and treatment, beautiful cabin like condos, a great outdoor hot tub with a view, unlimited firewood & movie rentals, and more. Also, one of the only places above downtown with a view of the mountains from above. We are confident it was the perfect fit for us.

Anyway, after a 3am shuttle to LAX and an early flight the Tuesday after our wedding we arrived in Canada, worked our our rental car and began the drive to Banff National Park. We found fun radio stations and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. It already felt like such a fun new adventure together.

So, we loved our fully stoked 2 bedroom Banff home with a great Kitchen and more!

This is our walk from the Resort to downtown, probably not more than a mile. Peaceful, pretty and nice crisp air.

We quickly found our token coffee shop for the trip. There were multiple Evelyn's on the main downtown strip and definitely the best coffee and hang spot we found.

Everywhere we looked there were beautiful places alongside the road like this river. Having time with no agenda was the best. I am so thankful for a trip that allowed us to rest, enjoy new life and explore at whatever pace we felt like.

Can you believe we got snow? In late May? We finished our massage and drank tea while we watched it fall outside the window. Sigh..

We had free Roam bus passes to get around Banff. The bus came to our Resort every 40 minutes and was a worry free way to enjoy roaming the city and making friends. I am so grateful for the life partner I get for all sorts of adventures. I certainly am blessed by Charles and that I get to call him husband.

Isn't it lovely? Right about this time Charles fell in the mud in his nice jeans. I mean, something has to go wrong, right?

We loved every minute that we got to soak in the wedding we had just spent so much time building up to. Now, we were married and could simply be. Life got crazy (let's learn how to make big life decisions together right now) shortly after the Honeymoon so looking back I am all the more thankful for this time to begin our journey.

More to come of Lake Louise and other Banff adventures.

1 comment:

Sharon said...

Oh I love it! And I'm in the "that makes sense" column. And Banff?! I have Banff photos all over my Pinterest board titled "Some Day" lucky kids.