Friday, December 28, 2007

Christmas Day Surprise

So, on Christmas morning we got up and Bob asked me if I wanted to go out to the mountains for the day! I was quite surprised as that idea had never crossed my mind but there was really no reason we couldn't go, especially as the Christmas gathering with our kids had been a couple of days earlier. So for the first time in our lives, we went away on Christmas and Boxing Day - part of the new order of possibilities in our lives!

It took a few phone calls but we did find this lovely restaurant and a room in another hotel.

And for the first time ever, we ate Christmas dinner in a restaurant! The turkey was so tender - much better than the one I cooked this year :(

Even though it was a cloudy day, every once in awhile the sun would stream through.

Every mountain presents a new photo op!

A little herd of caribou were calmly licking salt off the road. They had tracking collars on which almost made them look like reindeer with harnesses!

This frozen waterfall was cascading down the mountain.

It was a lovely outing to a part of Alberta that we both love. I have another photo from a little side trip but I'm saving it for another post.


  1. Now I know where you were when I called on Christmas day. It sounds like you had a great time and enjoyed a new tradition this year. Great photos, too.

  2. Sounds like you had a great time!!

  3. Wonderful scenery, and how great to be able to choose to do new things now! Can't wait to see more photos.

  4. I'm so glad you went! You got some AMAZING photos! Jonathan and I still can't believe you saw caribou! How cool!

  5. What a nice Christmas Day and how nice to just be able to get up and go! I love your photos--beautiful! I REALLY missed the snow this year for Christmas!