Thursday, May 9, 2013

Anniversary Weekend

I need to get this post done before I forget the details! Nick and I were finally able to celebrate our 1st Anniversary 2 weeks ago when Nick was finally finished with all his classes and exams. We decided that every year we will take turns planning Valentines and Anniversaries, so this year Nick planned Valentine’s, and I planned our Anniversary. Next year I will plan Valentine’s and he will plan our Anniversary, and so on and so forth.
Anyways, planning our Anniversary was not easy. I wanted to do something really cool, but had trouble coming up with a good idea. I know I wanted to get out of Calgary, and be somewhere close to the mountains. The problem was winter was ending, so a lot of the winter activities were coming to an end and summer hadn’t begun, so none of the summer activities have started.
I ended up surprising Nick with two days full of plans. We drove up the Colombia Icefields between Lake Louise and Jasper, and boy, even though winter has started to disappear in Calgary, it has clearly not left the mountains. It was cold and snowy! We got into these really awesome vehicles that could go down really steep hills. Once we got to a certain point we were able to get out and explore, but due to it being at the beginning of the season, it was cold. I mean really cold! I would definitely like to go back, but later in the summer, when it's clearer outside.
After the Icefields, we headed back to Lake Louise for some lunch and high tea at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. It was soo good, and my favourite part was the scones with whipped cream cheese and strawberry jam. Yummy!
Finally we continued our journey back to Banff where we checked into the Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge. We quickly got changed for dinner and walked over to The Terrace where there was only one other group in the whole restaurant. The food was AMAZING! It was seriously so good. I forgot back when I made the reservation, that I told them it was our Anniversary, so when they asked if we would like dessert, we said no. Well they ended up bringing us dessert anyways with “Happy Anniversary” written on it because they had it planned. The night ended with a quick swim in the pool, and just a great night, just the 2 of us. 

The next morning we had breakfast at El Torro and headed back to Calgary. It was a great weekend, and it was so good to spend some quality time together. Can’t wait to see what Nick has in store for next year!

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