Happy Canada Day to our favorite friends to the North.ย 


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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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Banff National Park wasย 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!


    • December 27, 2014 / 5:33 PM

      We really liked Canada and found most people to be so friendly. What part of Canada are you moving to?

      • December 27, 2014 / 5:39 PM

        Firstly, I’m planning to move to Vancouver and subsequently to Saskatchewan.

        • December 27, 2014 / 9:32 PM

          I wish you the very best in your future endeavors. ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. February 2, 2015 / 6:58 PM

    I like your mention of Canada! I’m in Toronto….be sure to stop by sometime…perhaps it’s not as exotic as your other bucket list wishes, but nevertheless a great place to visit ๐Ÿ™‚

    • February 2, 2015 / 9:31 PM

      Hi Christina,
      One of my first blogging friends lives in Toronto as well. ๐Ÿ™‚ I would love to visit sometime (in the summer, of course!) ๐Ÿ˜‰ If I head that way I hope you don’t mind if I reach out for some advice on where to stay and what to do. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for stopping by.

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