This is my favorite part because I get to share the biggest reason we went to Alberta, which was visiting family 🙂 Awww sappy, I know, but it’s true! My sister-in-law and husband and 6 kids live in Calgary, so we drove there from Drumheller. I have to say one of the most frequent comments from our kids while driving around Alberta was, “It’s soooooooo flat! And straight!!” I somewhat agree although there are a lot of rolling hills, but it is definitely flat compared to what we’re used to!
We spent 3 1/2 days with the family, before heading home, and it was so wonderful watching all the kids interact. They are all different ages (theirs are 18,16,15,13,5 & 3 and ours bridge the gap a little at 13,11 & 8) yet they all get along for the most part.
The youngest two and I had fun making “scary princess faces” and my youngest two had a blast with their birds and we all enjoyed the antics of their two puppies 🙂 Unfortunately I didn’t really get any pics with the teenagers, but I was so happy I got to spend a bit of one-on-one auntie time with most of them. Miss them all already!
And last but not least, the kids requested a visit to the zoo while in Calgary, so we spent the better part of a day exploring the animals at the Calgary Zoo.
Among many many others we saw the lions, tigers and bears (oh my!), the baby giraffe and her family, snow leopard, meerkats, wolves, bison, camels and (my personal favorite)the penguins. The kids also enjoyed a carousel ride, playing on the awesome playgrounds and wandering around the gorgeous, lush, and informative conservatory.
So, that’s it for our whirlwind five day tour of part of Alberta. We’re now back at home enjoying the second week of spring break with play dates, sleepovers and a visit to grandma’s which I should get ready for right now!
Disclaimer: All thoughts and opinions are my own, I have not been compensated in any way for this post, I just think it’s a really cool place!