Earlier this month, I headed down to Calgary to join my gal pals (family and friends of the family … who are kind of like family at this point) for a weekend getaway at Moyie Lake, BC. The rules were: no kids, no pets, no men, eat lots. Actually, I don’t know if that last one was a rule, but I did it anyway.
The weekend was fabulous, but so was the trip to and from. The drive between Edmonton and Calgary is pretty boring. I was fascinated by the flatness the first time I made the trip, over 7 years ago, but now I tend to tune out.
The trip between Calgary and Moyie Lake is a whole other kettle of fish. Once we past the most southern edge of Calgary, it was all gorgeous yellow fields (some hayed, some with cows or horses) stretching out over hilly terrain with a backdrop of majestic mountains. Once we turned down the Bar U turn off, I was stuck in a perpetual state of trying to drink every inch in and periodically taking random photos (yes, from a moving car). The views got better and better as we moved into the mountains. The fall foliage and snowcapped mountains are fantastic.
I didn’t take as many pictures on the way back. Instead, I just tried to enjoy the view.