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OH Canadaaaaaa {Travel} Part 1

HOW. THE. HECK. DOES. ONE. CONSTRUCT. A. BLOG. FROM. THE. SEVEN THOUSAAAAAND. PHOTOS. TAKEN. IN. JUST. 3. WEEKS, in just the ONEEEE Country?!!! … HOWWWWWW?! …

500 photos edited.
Narrowed down to 220 odd photos.
Tooooo…  A. Hold your attention and B. Try and fit as many photos as possible in without boring the pants off you!!! (If I do bore the pants off you, please at least have some decency to put some shorts on! ;-)

Oh gosh, I want to show you them ALLLLLLL. But even if I was the one coming to this website and there were never ending photos… knowing my attention span I’d skim through a few and before you know it… I’m back on Facebook! (darn you Facebook.. but uh, also Facebook I love you!).  So I’m going to assume the same of you for the sake of showing you Canada!
Because I have an aim. I have a goal. It’s to make you fall head over heels in love with Canada the way we did… so if the reason for leaving this website half way through is not because of boredom (obviously that IS my aim!! ha!) but you’ve just blinked and caught yourself on an airline website looking up flights to Canada… Then all is forgiven and my job here is done.

But enough of my babbling, blabbering and flabbering on… You want to see some photos!!! You want to fall in love with Canada!
Let me take you on a photographic journey of one of the most beautiful places in the world…


A long trip to Canada had us arrive after 35 hours of travel at 1 in the morning. We drive an hour and half from Calgary airport to Canmore in the pitch black of the night. We.can’t. see. a. thing.
We wake the next day with a bit of sleep under our belts to a doorstep view of the most glorious mountains I could ever see.
Door. step. view. I. repeat.
On my doorstep right now… I have a fence. It’s not a baaaaad looking fence. But it’s a FENCE! … Our friends, The Borrowman Family… have a freaking MOUNTAIN on their door step!

Canmore, Canada
Oh Canadaaaaaa. The place of dandelions almost bigger than our heads! …Almost!

Canmore, Canada
And deer that pass through the back yard!

Deer, Canmore, Canada

Camore, Canada
And MOUNTAINS!! Soooo many mountains!

Road to Banff, Canada
BANFF! … We’ve hit the road baby!!! Road Tripping across British Columbia… here we come!!!
Doug has a photo with a Mounty… but don’t you agree that MY Mounty is just so much cooler??!!

Banff, Canada, Mounty, Moose
Lake Louise. A place photographed more than Brangelina! Or so I read in Lonely Planet!

Lake Louise, Canada

Lake Louise, Canada
We are pretty freaking excited to be here!!!

Lake Louise, Canada
We’re heading towards a lake side camp ground in the Shuswap… And dark blue skies are looming…

D Dutchman Dairy, British Columbia, Canada
…there be a storm approaching!

D Dutchman Dairy, British Columbia, Canada
3 Hours of driving with ice cream settling in our bellies. Rain drops the size of golf balls splat on our window screen and I sit with my nose pressed against the glass Oooohhhhh-ing and Arrrrrr-ing at every lightning bolt that illuminates the sky.
It’s getting closer by the minute!

Storm, British Columbia, Canada
We reach Salmon Arm. Stopping outside the pure Canadian road side restaurant, Tim Horton’s. Pulling out our tripod, Doug mans the camera, I hold a thin flimsy t-shirt over his head and every second that shutter is open.. the rain drops are grooving nicely into our backs giving us marks resembling welts!
But… surely it’s the lightening we should we worried about you might ask?!

Tim Horton's, Storm, British Columbia, Canada

British Columbia, Canada
So many ‘pencil trees’ (as Doug calls them) to look up at!

British Columbia, Canada

British Columbia, Canada
I’ve found my sign!!!

British Columbia, Canada
Hello The Okanagan!

Cherry Picking, British Columbia, Canada

Cherry Picking, British Columbia, Canada
…And your beautiful weather! I completely underestimated you… Here I am with a suitcase full of jeans and long tops!!! But that’s ok… I like shopping! ;-)

Cherry Picking, British Columbia, Canada
Closing in on the United States Border… it’s getting hotter people!… I better eat that ‘Kazoodadoodle’ (or whatever you call it) ice block soon otherwise it’ll be a puddle on the floor! And nobody wants to see me licking it off the concrete! (I’ll burn my tongue!)

British Columbia, Canada
Peachland and Summerland are exactly that too! Peachy and Summery!

British Columbia, Canada

Ohhhhhh Doug’s got his serious ‘This means business’ face on… Must mean we are on the hunt for Beavers!!!

British Columbia, Canada

If only someone has told us sooner that Beaver’s only come out at night!!! .. Oh look.. a pretty flower!!

British Columbia, Canada

British Columbia, Canada
Back in the land of pencil trees. We’ve made it to Manning Provincial Park just before dark after driving 30 km’s in the wrong direction… Isn’t it beautiful.

Manning Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada
We’re getting into dense bear country now too!… So when you hear a noise in the lake… bear or not (it could be a Sasquatch for goodness sake) …

Manning Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada
…You run like hell!!!!

Manning Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada

Manning Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada
Our Canadian Dreams are coming true…. WE LOVE YOU CANADA!!!

Manning Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada
And uh… don’t trust every sign you read. 1.5km walk?? HA! Make that 15km’s, 3 hours later… in Jeans?!!! (Spot the city kids!) and no water.. but that’s alright… at least we’ve remembered our cameras!!! lol

Manning Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada

Manning Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada
An epic handheld shot by Doug!
Thanks for a great dehydrated time Manning Provincial….

Manning Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada
And du du duhhhhh, Helllllooooooo the big city of Vancouverrrr…

This is my only photo of Vancouver. True story. I mean… it’s a pretty crap city… we didn’t enjoy it at all… in fact we went over this bridge and then just drove straight out… This is where my blog ends.

JUST KIDDING!!!!!!

We are just getting started. And heck, how can I leave you without showing you the little cuddly creature we bumped into in the village of Whistler…
So…Unless you’re booking your tickets…
FOLLOW ME TO PART 2

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

 

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