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Seawheeze- Pre-Race Fun


Yesterday I talked about the challenges I experienced travelling to and from Vancouver but now I get to talk about the amazing highlights of my trip including the fun packed day before the race. I knew that there was a festival after the race, but I had no idea there would be so much to do the day before! I finally…

Recap of my Trip to Vancouver


Wow! What an eventful long weekend I experienced. This has been one of the best and yet worst trips I’ve had in a long time. I’ll go into further details on the race itself and the festival as a whole in later posts but I figured the best way to give you a feel for my overall trip was to…

Weekend in SLC- Baby snuggles, hiking, gnats & flooding!


I always have such a good time when I head down to Salt Lake City to see my brother Bruce and his wife Lauren, but this visit was particularly fun because there was a brand new baby! Baby Liam Tynan was the purpose of my visit and that cutie-pie stole my heart with his little stink eye’s, his LOUD farts,…

My Sister, Seattle, and the Space Needle


I don’t know what it is about April but both this year and last I travelled a lot this time around. Last year I went to Vegas, LA, Vancouver and Seattle and this year I hit Jasper and Seattle in a two week period. My baby sister Laura and her husband Nick (and their three dogs) are moving to Oslo, Norway…

Amazing Jasper Weekend & Romance for One at the Fairmont


My weekend in Jasper was so amazing but a little lonely at the same time. I went up to Jasper for two days to run the 10k in the inaugural Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon. Ryan was going to accompany me and we had both been looking forward to the trip for weeks but our damn water heater sprung a…

My Rainy Mexico Vacation


Hello friends- I’m alive! But just barely. I spent a week in Mexico only to return to mountains and mountains of homework and a midterm so I basically dropped off the face of the planet (except for Instagram of course). The question I am constantly asked is “how was Mexico?”  and my answer is “Meh. Not as good as Hawaii.” Could…

Our May Long Dog-Cation in Fernie


When Ryan and I were in Seattle I asked him if we could go away just us for May Long because we were separated for a good chunk of April while I was travelling to LA, Vancouver, and Seattle. He said if we got a hotel he would go because every May Long he has gone camping he would get…

Las Vegas Trip Recap


  I never had any desire to go to Las Vegas. The thought of staying up late drinking and gambling never appealed to me but when my little brother wanted to go to Vegas for his 21st birthday with the siblings, my ticket was booked. Allegiant Rant I have to take a moment to talk about how disgusted I was…

Enjoying a solo road trip


Last week I cleaned my car from top to bottom in preparation for a 13 hour drive by myself to Seattle. Ryan couldn’t understand why I would clean it when it was going to get dirty on the trip but that’s exactly why; less dirt and garbage that will build up. Plus I find when my car is clean I…

Hawaiian Honeymoon Day 1- Beach and Turtle Bay


I’m back! Thank goodness for the long weekend which gave me a chance to catch up on everything. I am expecting my wedding pictures any day now so watch my Wedding link for a TON of photos in the next week or so. But I have been dying to share my Hawaiian adventures so let’s get started! After spending the…

That Time I was on a Reality TV Show (1/3)


On a beautiful summer day I grudgingly came in from the sunshine to my windowless office to sit on my butt and work. Don’t get me wrong, I actually really like my job- but summer is hard for the office worker, especially a girl who used to spend her summers on a ranch.  Anyway I came in and had a thought “I…

Hiking Saskatoon Mountain in the Crowsnest Pass


As you may have read in my summary blog about my Adventures in Crowsnest Pass you know that we did not get to hike to the Dakota Plane Crash Site like I wanted to. We spent an hour and 15 minutes driving around on off road terrain (my car rocked!) until we gave up and decided to try another hike.  We wanted…

Frank Slide in Frank, Alberta


I drove through Frank Slide on every trip from Seattle to Magrath and I always meant to stop and read the interpretive signage and find out what it was about but never did. This past weekend adventures in Crowsnest Pass was the perfect opportunity to stop and find out what this was about. Here are the basic facts you need…

Adventures in Crowsnest Pass


Wow! What a weekend it was! My little brother and I really wanted some quality time together (he is spending the summer in Waterton before going back to Seattle) so we scheduled this camping trip over a month ago to make sure that we got some quality time in together! And we did have several adventures. He wanted to get…

3/3 One Short Day in Waterton- Red Rock Canyon


After hiking Bear’s Hump, canoeing on Cameron Lake and a pit stop at Pearl’s for a wrap we headed to Red Rock Canyon. I told you we had a lot to fit into one day! My mum and my stepdad walked along the paved trail that goes around it and watched Ben and I walk through the canyon, playing like…

2/3 One Short Day in Waterton- Cameron Lake


After hiking Bear’s Hump it was a straight shot up to Cameron Lake for some canoeing. Even though I lived in Waterton and go there to hike a lot, I have never been on Cameron Lake in the summer. You think the mountain looks beautiful from the shore but it is NOTHING compared to getting up close and personal. We…

1/3 One Short Day in Waterton- Bear’s Hump


My mum came into town for a short three day visit and I took Wednesday off to spend the day in Waterton with her.  I had to cram as much Waterton fun as I could in one day and I think I did a good job- I should be a tour guide! First off was a quick stop to Prince…

Lundbreck Falls, Alberta


I was lucky enough to road trip back to Alberta from Washington with my little brother Ben after his graduation. Just as we were leaving the Crowsnest Pass I saw the sign for Lundbreck Falls and asked him if we wanted to make a quick pit stop though we were less than two hours from home. When you pull off…

Nothing Like a Road Trip


I have done A LOT of travelling the last two weeks of May. With one brother getting married in Salt Lake City and the other brother graduating from Richland, Washington I spent a total of 40 hours in a car and 3 hours on a plane in two weeks!!!!! Craziness! Luckily I had some great companions who made the trip fun and enjoyable.…

Nipika Mountain Resort near Radium, B.C.


Last weekend was girls reunion weekend where some of my friends from my childhood got together to catch up. I had won a free two night stay at the Nipika Mountain Resort last year while at the Calgary Outdoor Adventure Show and this was the perfect reason to use my prize. Upon arriving, we couldn’t believe how beautiful this place…