First Camping Trip with Baby

This past weekend we went out for our first camping trip (and hike) of the season and E’s first ever! I started planning our trip a few weeks ago by booking a single night of camping at Bow Valley Campground near Calgary. I chose the location because it had reservable campsites available, looked nice enough …

Alberta Day Trip – The Badlands

Jon’s brother and sister were out visiting the past weekend and since this was their first time in Alberta since our wedding (2005) and their first time in Calgary, we spent some time showing them the sights. While we did take them to the mountains (you can’t really come all this way and not go) we …

The Other Weekend – A Day in Canmore

We are having a spell of very nice weather here in Calgary. I would say its unusual, but I seem to remember riding my bike to the zoo many years ago on Remembrance Day so it isn’t that unusual. With all this nice weather, its been hard to stay inside and work when I want …

Exploring the Shuswap – Nobel and Isobel Lake

While we were camped at Paul Lake we took a couple of day trips to explore the area because even though we’ve been through that area before, we’ve never taken time to get off the highway and see what’s out there. Our first adventure was supposed to be a quick trip to Isobel Lake followed …

Early Season Camping at Wyndham-Carseland Provincial Park

It required a late night after a long day on Thursday but it was worth it to head out of the city on Friday night for our first overnight adventure of the season. During my early season gear organizing I packed our car camping tubs so those were easy to grab and all we had to …