Wednesday, November 19, 2014


So after the miscarriage Ben and I decided we needed to get away for a few days alone. We love Travelling with the girls because they really are the best, but we just needed to recharge. We spent a lot of time thinking about where we should go. We had quite a few fun destinations on the list...and the top of our list was San Francisco. We had it all planned out and we almost booked it, and then I had a last minute change of heart. I didn't want to go somewhere where we would be busy seeing the sites and playing tourist. I needed to relax and recharge. So we figured, why not go somewhere we've been a million times. That way if we decided to stay in and watch movies all day we wouldn't feel like were were missing out. So we booked into cute condo/hotel in Banff. Our place was perfect, a little one bedroom with a wood burning fireplace. Our first day they was gorgeous, fall weather. We woke up to animals exploring our patio and just relaxing in the sun. We slept in, watched movies, went to brunch, shopped, watched more movies and swam in the hot pools at our hotel. Then the next day we woke up to winter. It was gorgeous and cold. We decided to play tourist, so we had brunch at the Banff Springs, checked out Bow Falls, took the Gondola up to the top of Sulphur Mountain to take in the amazing views. But of course it was still a winter wonderland and there was nothing to be seen. The next day we drove to Lake Louise for a little tourist walk around, it was freezing again. So we just drove around and checked out the condition of the snow at the ski hills....not so good yet. And then we ate! Oh boy did we eat a LOT this trip. There are tons of really great little restaurants in Banff and we had fun making a list of the top ones worth eating at and making sure we fully enjoyed each experience. I gained some serious weight!! But it was worth it. We came home from this little 4 day trip recharged and ready to take on the rest of the year. It was exactly what we needed and I'm so grateful we got to get away!

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