I’m in week 3 of my Blogger in Residence post and here’s all I’m going to say – they may have to pry me out of this town after week 4. I’m going to be stuck to Canmore like Flick was stuck to the flag pole in the movie a Christmas Story. No ‘triple dog dares’ necessary – I’m staying in these gorgeous mountains! I continued to be amazed at everything you can do (besides skiing) in Alberta in the winter – it really is packed with adventures.
This last week I celebrated my birthday with the arrival of friends from NYC and we thoroughly explored every high and low of Alberta. We took Rockies Heli for a spin up, up, up around the Canadian Rockies’ peaks and then landed for a little snowshoeing and picnic with the ultimate view. The next day we plummeted down to the depths of Alberta and tried caving in Canmore for the very first time. After all of the slithering through small spaces we ended up with a few battle wounds and bruises to show off our feats of caving bravery.
In between we hit the ice – both in carving and curling. Last week was the start of the Canmore Winter Carnival so we participated in some ice carving and participated in some beer drinking. We also found our inner Canadian -eh and learned the art of ice curling. So far out of all of the ‘firsts’ that I’ve done this month, learning how to curl with our instructor Hugh was my favorite. I may look like I know what I’m doing in the picture below – but I have to admit, the first time I tried to push off, I went 2 feet and fell over. Good thing I learn fast.
Only one more week left – and many more Alberta Adventures to fit in!
What is Week In-Stagram Review?
Each week brings some new scenery and location for me – that’s just the way I like it. If you want to follow where I am real time – then on Friday I will post some of my Instagram photos from the current week. Some weeks I may be traveling somewhere exotic, and some weeks it may be less interesting – but it will give you a peek into my life of perpetual motion.
Disclosure: I am a guest of Travel Alberta during my stay in Canmore, however all opinions are my own!