Off To Canada (Again)

Holidays in Canada


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Lake Louise

Phew that was a long day. The flight was good and we collected the car at the airport. The issue was that my original plan was to stay in Calgary for the first night but The Boss insisted that she’d rather drive to Lake Louise straight away. After a few miles she was wishing she’d stuck to the original (we shall call this ‘better’ from now on) plan. It was just over 2 hours but seemed a lot longer on unfamiliar roads after a long flight, and even longer when someone needs a ‘comfort break’ <cough>. Regardless, we got here around 10pm, dropped the car off at valet parking and went straight to the room and slept.

Jetlag being what it is, meant I woke around midnight, 2am, 4am and finally I gave up around 5:30am and made coffee. The went to the 24hr deli for more coffee.

Today is a day of relaxing and recharging batteries (ours, camera and wheelchair). Amanda is off for a swim and I’m checking the photos I took this morning (see below)

DSC04067This is such a gorgeous location and hopefully I’ll be out to catch the sunset tonight. That depends on a couple of things

  1. If I have a beer or three later
  2. If the weather plays ball
  3. If I’m awake

Tomorrow we’ll hit the road and explore some, but there’s enough to keep us occupied today right here.

This is Fairmont hotel number 7 for us and, apart from the Savoy (which is just managed by Fairmont), it’s my favourite so far.


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Finally

Sat having a cup of tea in the kitchen. Bags are packed, weighed and double checked in case we missed anything (we’ll no doubt remember something when we’re in Canada). The car collects us to take us the airport in one hour and I’m still wondering if he really understood that we have two suitcases AND a wheelchair to get into the car. I guess we’ll find out in one hour.

I have enough electronic gadgets to qualify for a walking Dixons Store, in fact I may open a pop up shop inside Terminal 5. All I hope is that I have packed all the chargers.

Do we really need all this stuff? Really? Of course we do. There’s always the chance that we might say “If only we’d brought XYZ with us. Damn”. Not catching me out like that nosireebob.

Next stop, Heathrow Terminal 5