April 29, 2010
Today we embarked on a little road trip. Ironic, I know, since this is a bike blog! Regardless, there is an annual library conference at Jasper Park Lodge and I've never accompanied Don before. I'm happy to say this year I was able to take the time off work to come along. So far I can tell you the food is amazing and the service... wow. It's been a long time since so many people have been so polite to me.
Before more tales from the road I have to share something exciting with you all. I was at Planet Organic the other day looking to pick up some Seventh Generation disposable diapers for Dexter. If there is no real laundry facilities where we're going I'm okay with the occasional use of disposables while we're traveling. Anyway, I found these awesome fully compostable diapers by Broody Chick. So if you're not into doing the cloth thing, you could always try these! I've already had Dexter in them for the entire day and so far so good.
The one thing I really love about living in the prairies is the sky. This is always really apparent when we're on a road trip for camping or something of the like. The sky just stretches on and on. I find it really stunning.
I took a lot of pictures of clouds today.
The sky is changing all the time.
First peak at some rocky mountains!
Once we arrived and unloaded our things into the cabin, we were off to the dining room for some tasty dinner. Dexter was relieved to be out of his car seat and hanging out with his dad.
In almost all respects Dexter seems to resemble his father. This leads me to believe Dexter will be quite the outdoors man. They both certainly seem to enjoy the mountain air.
I don't really consider myself an outdoorsy person. Not the true kind. I can go camping an last up to 4 days without a shower. I love nature and can appreciate beautiful things. But, I'm not the kind of person who wants to live on a secluded island when I retire or anything like that.
Jasper Park Lodge is a wonderful mix of amenities and nature. On the way here I was treated to prairie skies and wildlife sightings (a saw a wolf for the first time). Upon arrival somebody opened my door and gave me a mimosa. What a perfect balance of nature and civilization. Yes, please.
This is our little cabin for the next couple of days. I'm looking forward to lots of quality time with Dexter, meeting fun library people, and general relaxation.