Category archives: Vacation

  • Kananaskis

  • Last weekend, we got to spend the weekend at the Delta Lodge in Kananaskis. Lee was asked to speak at the Internal Medicine Retreat, which he agreed to because he's a pretty smart guy and realizes if we don't get some more lung guys down here soon, we're pretty much screwed when the only other guy i [...]
  • The Gulf Coast

  • Otherwise known as that day we went to 3 new states in one day. On our last day in Louisiana, we drove up the coast. The weather was still not ideal, but we did see some occasional patches of sunshine throughout the day. We played in the ocean, built a sand castle, confirmed that Jack is lacking an [...]
  • The French Quarter

  • After the Aquarium we grabbed some lunch and wandered around the French Quarter, including the famous Bourbon Street. Jack danced along to a brass band behind St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square, Harper discovered that sucking on her toes is a good way to pass the time in the car, and the kids wer [...]
  • The Audubon Aquarium

  • On day 2, we went into New Orleans to take the kids to the Aquarium. Other then the random cockroaches(?) crawling around it was pretty neat. My favorite part was the aviary where you could feed the birds as they landed on you. As a side note, semi wavy hair used to the dry Alberta air does not lik [...]
  • Slidell and Irish Bayou

  • Last week we flew with the kids out to New Orleans to visit Lee's parents. They are currently serving an 18 month service mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Although the weather didn't cooperate, we were able to get a feel for the area. To say I packed poorly for this trip [...]
  • Backyard fun, Arizona style.

  • Last week, we escaped the cold Alberta weather for a week and enjoyed the Arizona sun instead. We were able to spend some time with good friends we don't see often enough, as well as their adorable 3 month old baby. Other than a case of stomach flu that left no one untouched, a good time was had by [...]
  • Spittal an der Drau and some Carinthian locals

  • Once Lee's conference finished in Vienna, we rented a car (a sweet turbo diesel Pugeot Wagon) and braved the autobahn southeast to the Carinthian province in Austria. I had reserved us a room at the Europa's #1 Baby Hotel. This place was amazing. They only cater to families with young kids. Our suit [...]
  • Final Four

  • In March, Lee had a last minute opportunity to get tickets to a couple of final four games in New Orleans. Seeing as his parents are currently serving their mission there it seemed too good to pass up. After notifying me that even if I went, I wouldn't get to go to a game anyway, we decided it was t [...]
  • Sweet Home Arizona

  • We're back in Alberta after spending 2 weeks in Arizona, otherwise known as heaven. The weather was phenomenal, not too hot, not too cold, and other than some issues with the pool heater, we took the kids swimming everyday. It was the first time we had absolutely no agenda. There was nothing we nee [...]