Saturday, October 11, 2008

Happy Canniversary To Us!

Today, October 11th, is the first anniversary of our arrival in Canada. We can't believe how quickly it has flown by, nor how much we have packed in to this first year. We feel proud of our achievements so far and are so grateful for the tremendous support we have received from our families and friends. We are very excited about the possibilities and challenges that living here offers. We hope you will continue to follow and support us on our journey.


Monday, October 6, 2008

Lake Louise, Peyto Lake & Bow Valley Parkway

Readers of the post below will know that we spent the past weekend at Lake Louise with Jan's parents, who are visiting us from the UK. We've stopped at Chateau Lake Louise three times now, always with a lake view from our room, but never one quite like this...Down at lake level, the scene was perfect...A trip up onto the Icefields Parkway never disappoints and even in the relatively gloomy weather, Peyto Lake remained a breathtaking view...Heading down to Banff, we thought we would get off the main road and onto the quieter Bow Valley Parkway...You know how frustrating it is when you need dental floss and there is none around...At this point in proceedings, we don't think we will ever tire of having the Rockies on our doorstep.



This weekend just gone, we travelled to Lake Louise with Jan's parents who are enjoying their second visit out from the UK to see us. Last time, (in April), we were unable to show them much of Kananaskis and Lake Louise was still largely frozen. This time it was a different story and so we thought we would share a few pictures of the trip. This first installment relates to the Kananaskis part of the journey.We stopped for lunch at Kananaskis Village...It adds about an hour or so to the journey to go from Okotoks to Lake Louise via Kananaskis, but the beauty of the area pretty much negates the extra time.