Some family shots, an older sister, my dad and my younger sister — Skyler — who I only get to spend time with when we go to America. She's a cute little bean. The next few was our incredible views from driving to and from Banff. And lastly, the drive back to California and my dad's incredible face. Sadly, that brings an end to Canada. I really can't describe it. We rarely have time all together like this with my dad and Skyler, so when we do it's just so wonderful. Especially in such a beautiful place like Golden. We had so many adventures — skiing in the Rockies on Christmas Eve, barbecuing Turkey in the snow on Christmas day, snow shoeing and snow mobiling (sooo fun), soaking in an outdoor hot tub while snow was falling, stargazing and staying up late either playing scategories, watching Christmas movies or hoping the Northern Lights would show up. I love my family, and glorious Canada will forever remind me of how much.
Most of these are from Ill Nido Country Inn where we stayed, which by the way was incredible. We were hosted by the loveliest people who gave us so many helpful tips, towed us out of our snowy fiasco, made us the most incredible breakfast most mornings, got us great prices for local activities AND the Inn was absolutely beautiful. If you want to stay in a glorious cabin in BC surrounded by the Rockies, Ill Nido is just the greatest. The end of the roll was from snow shoeing, which sounds odd (I had never heard of it) but really you can walk on powder and not sink knee deep.
These photos capture my first impression of Canada and as you can imagine, it was glorious. Plus a great photo of Tom, holding a bag of car snacks with his sassy face and hat.