Week In-stagram Review Arriving in Canmore

January 30, 2015 4 Comments »

This week started a new chapter in my life. The chapter will be called “Am I crazy?”  I escaped the premature snowmageddon predictions in NYC this week and flew out right after I finished my New York Time Travel Show talk on Solo Travel (were you there in the standing-room-only audience?!).  I landed in a strangely warm Alberta, Canada, got intensely questioned by immigration, picked up my car, and drove to the Canadian Rockies  – my new home for a month.  There’s nothing more lovely than leaving Calgary and driving the short 60 minutes to the Rockies  – the mountains in the distance getting closer and closer with every mile…errr…kilometer.

I’m staying in the adorable little town of Canmore for the month in a two-bedroom apartment at the Grande Rockies Resort.  I arrived and promptly opened the patio door and stared at my mountain view – and enjoyed the spring-like temps.  I’ve been settling in this week, getting to know the town, and unpacking.  I think I could write a whole novel on the Joy of Unpacking.  For the first time in a LONG time, I unpacked my entire toiletry bag and suitcase. 

Read the story of two sisters – Canmore and Banff

I slowly hung each piece of clothes up on hangers, trying to make the giddy unpacking feeling last all that much longer –  I wanted to savor it.  I went to the grocery store, stocked my kitchen, and then promptly burned my bagels, nearly setting off the fire alarms.  Hmmmm – maybe this is why I shouldn’t have a home…I’m really out of practice.  Regardless, I’m nicely settled in now, and I’m not going anywhere for 30 days.  It feels marvelous!

And now, to the “Am I Crazy?” part – I’m taking this month to do a bunch of winter Canmore activities (and Banff as well) that I’ve never done before.  That’s right – this 44-year-old is hell-bent to try things for the first time.  I kinda doubt this is a smart thing to do to my body as it doesn’t really recover as it used to…but I’m going to try – that’s all any of us can do.  I started out this week with my first new Canmore activity – Cross Country Skiing (watch the video here!).  All I can say is that my whole body hurts the day after and that leads me to my next ‘first’ activity – hot yoga.  I’ll report on that next week!

Instagram will probably be on overload this month with new activities and that’s just how I like it.


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 was a guest of Travel Alberta during my stay in Canmore; however, all opinions are my own!

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