Weekend Paddle in the Rockies
Je m’excuse for not posting recently. Pure negligence is the only excuse I can offer! Or possibly it could be because I was seduced over the weekend by the Canadian Rockies!!!!
As is de rigueur, a visit to the Rockies means a visit to Exshaw, where our shipping container awaits us silently + patiently. The morning of our departure, I packed our hoarded treasures from our American road trip from Los Angeles to Calgary.
I like to call it: “New Inventory”.
When I first got on my paddle board I was all cocky with Jeff stating, “Why do I need a life jacket?! I’ve been in the ocean surfing! I don’t need a life jacket!!!!”. But believe you me, dear readers, the first time you fall into glacial waters, you’ll understand why one needs a life jacket. The cold shock is enough to require something to keep you afloat once you hit these frigid waters – it’s enought to make your heart stop!
After our paddle, we drove toward Canmore to Karen + Kyle’s house to stay for the weekend. It was barbeque night! At one point, Karen said to me, “Shelli! There’s a bunch of girls in hot pink T-shirts walking into our backyard! Go check it out!!!!”. It was a Stagette Party – that’s what Canucks call a Bachelorette Party!!!!!! And yes, they were all wearing hot pink T-shirts + jumping on Karen + Kyle’s trampoline. To say the least, the men present were pretty jubilant.
They all met at Bible camp + 2 of the girls were Canucks who were married to Americans, so they had some very good advice for me in terms of immigration! Thanks, gals!!!
Back at Karen + Kyle’s, Jeff was furrowing his brow over some “Hell on Wheels” homework.
Take that, Genius Bar!!!! Weekends in the Rockies should not be taken for granted! I always forget how short the summers are in Canada!!! And this summer is going by SOOO FAAAAST!!!! I hope everyone else is enjoying the warm weather + taking advantage of the magical bounty that the summer has to offer!!!!