Up North

Happy Canada Day to our favorite friends to the North. 


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To join in the celebration and festivities, I wanted to look back on my first trip to Canada. I can’t believe it has been close to ten years. I had just graduated from high school and the weekend after I turned 18 we decided to head North to celebrate the two occasions.

We stopped in Calgary for a night before heading to Banff National Park for a few days. I remember that everyone in Calgary seemed so friendly. We took the transit down to the city center and enjoyed a delicious dinner before enjoying some of the nightlife (As an 18-year-old I thought that it was pretty cool that the legal drinking age was much lower than in the States). Ahhh, to be young again. 😉

Banff National Park was beautiful. During our stay, we did some hiking, enjoyed the views from our beautiful chalet, and even had a chance to see “The Castle of the Rockies” up close. I will apologize about the photos in advance as clearly my camera and photography skills have come a long way in ten years. If you promise not to judge, I’ll share a few photos from that trip. Enjoy!

The Castle of the Rockies

The Castle of the Rockies

Banff National Park

Banff National Park–the water was beautiful!

Banff Springs Hotel Banff National Park Banff National ParkI hope you have a safe and happy Canada Day!


  1. July 1, 2013 / 5:40 PM

    Do we have any relatives in Canada we should visit? Or maybe we should just visit.

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