Today was the day we finally really saw mountains! Previously, the clouds had kind of kept them hidden from us. But that morning when I got up to get gas and buy eggs around 6 AM, they were in full view. The mountain air smelled so good, and it was actually a little chilly - I had to wear a coat. Stark contrast from the humidity and heat of home.
After the kids we leisurely arose whenever they felt like it, we had breakfast and coffee and decided to leave to check out Calgary before Josh got there around 2 o’clock. I found a few things online that looked promising and we packed up and took off. One of the places we stopped at was an indoor farmers market. It reminded me of pikes place in Seattle, lots of fresh vendors and tasty treats. Kenna and Grayson opted to try a little tart at one of the pastry places and Zach and kenna bought Fruit Popsicles which looks really delicious. Had it been a little later in the day, we probably would’ve eaten lunch there.
After that, we headed to an indoor play area near the airport. I stopped along the way to get a few groceries and the boys played there for hours. They loved it so much, I actually left to get Josh with Kenna and bring him back there. The Calgary airport was very easy to navigate, Josh plane was right on time. I love the picture that we took when the boys realized he come to the bouncy place.
After that we jumped in the car and headed to our favorite town on the trip Canmore. There we rented a log cabin type Airbnb that had an out door open air heated pool. This was the favorite pool as voted by the kids. Probably, because it was so deep and pretty warm. But most likely because it had the most ginormous hot tub!
Accommodations were a little more cramped in this house. But it is peak season for their national parks, so we couldn’t be too picky. I slept with Grayson and Zach in one room Josh and Kenna in another and Gramma on the couch downstairs.
We drove around the really cute downtown and found a Mexican restaurant. They said that they were overly busy, so the service wasn’t that great and the food was only mediocre, but we still love to the downtown area.