There’s something to be said for weekending out of town.
Ian and I went to Calgary last weekend and the timing couldn’t have been better. I had been feeling run down by school and taking three days off from studying, writing and reading was just what I needed.
We arrived in Calgary late Thursday night and managed to eat a bag of chips for dinner before passing out in the hotel. Classy, no!? Ian woke up early on Friday to do work stuff while I managed to do a 10 km run. It was my longest run in months and even though it felt horrible at the time, afterwards I felt like a million bucks.
Post run, I walked around an adorable little neighbourhood where I spent lots of money. After scarfing down a fresh spinach and feta croissant (OMG), I perused through the Susie Q Bead Shop for an hour. I left with a bag full of goodies, and now I can’t wait to flex my jewelry making skills.
Friday afternoon, we jumped on a bus and headed to Lake Louise for Ian’s work party. From a distance, the hotel looked like a castle nestled between three giant mountains and perched on the edge of a beautiful lake. I felt like a princess in a fairy tale and I may or may not have quietly sung some Disney songs as we pulled in.
Saturday afternoon we reluctantly ventured back to Calgary. I could have stayed in Lake Louise forever, but I don’t think they take too kindly to squatters. That night, we met up with Ian’s friends and hit a local pub for beers, burgers and hockey. How very Canadian
What’d you do this weekend? Ever been to Lake Louise?