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Jasper Park Lodge!

April 30, 2012


Since becoming a councillor, Don was assigned a place on the Edmonton Public Library Board. He usually attends this Annual Library Conference that is held at the Jasper Park Lodge and I've only gone along with him once. 

You can read about the last trip in the archives. Due to schedules and work, we don't always make it out. I'm glad we scheduled time off to attend this year, however, since it was tons of fun to take Dexter and spend some only-child time with him before the baby arrives!

We didn't bother bringing our own bikes since Don is working the whole time and I am taking care of the little dude. Instead, Dexter just brought his traded push-bike and paddled all over the place while I hobbled along. 


The greatest attraction of attending this conference in the Canadian Rockies is... having an incredible view of the rockies! They look awesome no matter what time of day.


Speaking of which, here is Dexter watching people enjoy the outdoor swimming pool during sunset. 


And he gets pretty excited about his "new bed" at his "new house."


Some of the time it was clear and sunny.



Perfect for push biking on and off road.




Other times it was overcast. 


While Dad was working, we explored the grounds on the bike, and played at the little park. 


Visited the mini trade show where Dexter got to read an environmental kid's book, Never Bug a Bear, with the author, Carol McTavish. I got him a signed copy, and picked up a few other prairie-specific kids books.


We had a sunny patio lunch with Daddy and some friends.


In fact, there was lots of quality family time this weekend - Yay!


Dexter always seemed to miss the Elk sightings, but he was pretty excited about all the squirrels. Clearly he has yet to experience the Toronto ones... that are huge and black. Ours are striped and brown and still sort of cute. 


Amidst family time was also party time, like the fun little gathering at this cabin. 



Dexter is a juice fiend.


In my down time I read my book and enjoyed the view from my room. 



Oh, and I ate dessert with basically every meal. The food at the lodge is super tasty.


It was sad to leave and go home. 


Hopefully I'll get the chance to return next year, with new baby in tow and Dexter on a bigger bike!

11 comments:

Leisha said...

Babies, bikes, books and maybe a babysitter! And we're in for 2013 too! Looks like Jasper was warm - so wonderful!

misssable said...

Looks like so much fun. Poor D, so sad to leave!

Christina said...

Oh my that is breathtaking! I would have cried leaving as well! :-) I should put the Canadian Rockies on my to-do list... hmmmm

Sara Struckman said...

My husband and I honeymooned in Jasper National Forest. Never made it to the lodge. Someday...

miss sarah said...

Leisha - Next year will be the last year we'll be going, so we'll HAVE to try and coordinate us both being there!

Misssable - He is a volatile D. Especially when he doesn't nap for 3 days straight or go to bed on time, since the hotel's bed is SO FASCINATING.

Christina - The Rockies are amazing!

Sara - I'll have to do the opposite and get out to the forest, camping-styles.

miss sarah said...

Leisha - Next year will be the last year we'll be going, so we'll HAVE to try and coordinate us both being there!

Misssable - He is a volatile D. Especially when he doesn't nap for 3 days straight or go to bed on time, since the hotel's bed is SO FASCINATING.

Christina - The Rockies are amazing!

Sara - I'll have to do the opposite and get out to the forest, camping-styles.

erik fischer said...

Where exactly in the rockies is this place? Makes me want to go bring the family in the caravan hire perth trailer and stay there for a weekend. Or two.

miss sarah said...

erik - It's about 5 hours SE of Edmonton (just google Jasper, AB) and is absolutely the sort of place you would want to take trailer and camp out!

Sherryl Randall said...

What a great view of the Canadian Rockies! It seems like a nice place to go on camping too. You guys (especially Dexter) looks like you had a lot of fun, I wish we could go on a vacation too.

Wylene Mendez said...

Dexter seems to be enjoying himself so much. It's a good thing my son's music class will end in about two weeks so we can go on a short trip too.

Adam Griffin said...

Wow! The place sure is perfect for a biking trail together with my family. We will enjoy the trip for sure, I'll schedule our trip there.

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