We’ve talked about it for years, we’ve planned it for months…today is the beginning of a bucket list fulfillment…
It’s been raining the whole of May Long Weekend…very typical in southern Alberta but depressing nonetheless. Unless, of course, you’re a farmer…which we aren’t! We spent the weekend packing our van, emptying our fridge, cleaning our house and spending time with our family.
Our family…two beautiful little grandsons aged 2 and 6 months. We wonder how we will manage four months without seeing them. We will miss Carlo’s 3rd birthday on the 4th of July and Lewis may be walking the next time we see him! We hope we can compensate with virtual hugs via the use of electronic technology. Thank you FaceTime for being available. We’ve left them with a laminated map of Canada with the hopes that Mommy and Daddy will help them track our trip across the country.
Much of the weekend was spent trying to decide what route to take; checking weather forecasts daily for various spots around the province. Our original plan was to head to Banff, take the Icefields Parkway to Jasper and then head east to Edmonton in time for a good friend’s wedding on May 28th. But rain in our area means snow in the mountains and we are just not emotionally prepared to start our SUMMER holiday in WINTER conditions!
So here we are…our decision made just this morning as we shared breakfast with our two little munchkins and our beautiful daughter. Miles, the moose, is propped up on the dash of the van where he will point us in the direction of our daily destinations. He’s done this before…he travelled across the country two years ago with Lis and Dennis so he’s a seasoned traveller…you can watch for him in future posts. Today he will take us to the Alberta Badlands. Stay tuned!