Jasper Park Lodge
We had a fabulous time in late February at this Fairmont Resort. Our plan was to visit earlier in the week, February 22-25 or so for a few nights, yet with work demands we had to put the trip on hold. We struggled with the idea of going for one night on the weekend, February 27-28, yet we are so happy we made the trip, especially since we recently said goodbye to Bella. The drive up from Edmonton was beautiful – clear blue skies and wonderful conversation. The pups enjoyed the drive and we got into Jasper around 1pm.
They recently celebrated 100 years and clearly have a few paper coasters left over.
Our room was just about 500 square feet or so (just a tad smaller than our place in Dallas, Texas) and had a large plush king sized bed.
This was our cabin – well, the left half, anyway. Our view and a view of the main resort from across the lake.
Our Saturday afternoon was full of a long hike. In all honesty, we were super proud of miss Bella-rama for having an awesome walk. We were nervous at first taking her on a 5km hike, yet she enjoyed every moment of it. It was fun to see her sniff around like a young pup. Oh, and Lily – she got her face full of slobber, just like normal.
The mountains – so beautiful and peaceful.
Ah – you’re on the path and in my way? I joke – I’m actually in your territory…time to turn around and go back the way we came.
Taking a break on a nice bench while the pups yawn and catch their breath.
This was the BEST part. The girls aren’t allowed on the bed at home (there have been a few special occasions, like when we got new windows installed last year – we stayed out of the way and just hung out in our room after our window was done)…anyway, back to the JPL bed. Snuggling with the girls was so much fun. Bella got all comfy right in the middle – the true centre of attention, that one. Lily had a lot of room to stretch out and it was perfect. Such a nice memory to look back on – it truly warms my heart.
We ventured out for a small evening walk and caught the sunset.
The next morning we hiked towards the other side of the lake and snapped a few family photos. Our last one with the chuck-it champion, Bella. Such a beauty.
Well, if this trip taught me anything it was to slow down, enjoy life, and spend time with those who hold your heart. Oh, and that making memories is a heck of a lot of fun.