Rocky Mountain Magic

Shortly after finding out about the European Open I was scheduled to hop on an airplane & head to the West to spend some time with my husband and see the Rocky Mountains.  I was quite stressed to be leaving Cash behind when I felt like I had so much to do…but a very wise woman reminded me that in order to be truly successful you need to have balance in your life.  She’s 110% right.

I flew out of our tiny little airport on a very tiny little plane. They definitely should consider installing Holy Shit handles in those things – I was quite certain we were going down on more than one occasion! I survived both flights & landed in Calgary…a short couple of hours later and we were at our awesome hotel in Canmore, Alberta.

I have seen the mountains as a young child…but my God are they breath taking. We only had four days together, but managed to see a lot of the most talked about sights, enjoyed each others company and ate far too much yummy food 🙂  The first full day together we took the spectacular drive up the Icefields Parkway and just missed the cut off for walking on the glacier! We dipped our toes in Lake Louise, Bryan almost broke through some ice on Lake Moraine, I hiked in sandals through snow drifts *not surprising if you know me*, my bum “temporarily lodged me” in a Cave adventure we decided to go on AND we were able to see mountain sheep, elk, bears, a lone wolf (or at least he looked alone!).

The only dog related homework I did was drinking German Beer in preparation for the European Open…oh and Cash’s boy Tag did drop by for a 30 minute visit 🙂

I will post some more pictures later – the one above is from the top of the little hiking path from the Banff Gondola.

~ Karen

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