This post is going to be a little image-heavy to show you what Jeff and I got up to yesterday and this morning. We're so lucky that Calgary is just a very short drive from Banff National Park and we headed up there yesterday to see the mountains, check out some tourist traps, and go to my favourite rock and gem shop. It was really busy in Banff yesterday, lots of people dragging themselves and their skis back to their hotel rooms. Many a dream catcher was for sale, too. We also came across a mummified merman at the trading post. If you think you can handle it I could share that picture tomorrow. It's kind of gross though.
|looking down Banff Avenue to Mount Rundle|
Real winter finally arrived and I was very thankful for a touque that my sister knit me and some mitts that my mom made me, considering I forgot to bring a scarf, gloves, or a hat with me. The high tonight is supposed to be -18ºC, with a windchill somewhere in the -25ºC range. Check out the crazy road conditions that we endured on the way back to Calgary. There were lots of cars in the ditch and though visibility wasn't bad, things were slippery and snow was blowing. I wish everyone traveling today safe journeys home. We're headed back home tomorrow and I have to say, I'm sad to be going back so soon. We've been loving the snow, not minding the cold, and generally just feeling a lot more relaxed than we've felt in Vancouver for a long time. I have to try to hold on to this mindset for my next and final semester of school.