the first two days

8 Jul

John and I are two days into our vacation and we’re loving life… We hit highway 16 early Wednesday morning and headed towards Jasper. As always, when I get on a road-trip, I am in complete awe of beautiful British Columbia: the mountains, the rolling hills, the dense forest, the bodies of water… it is just the most incredible place on earth. Apart from the views, the trek was enjoyable because John was driving, good tunes were blaring and I was drawing on an altered book. Sooner than expected, we crossed the provincial border into Alberta and made it to Jasper to stop for a quick gas up and lunch.  Afterwards we continued onwards to John’s family cabin in Wabamun, Alberta. To see his parents Jack and Rene, brother Mike & his wife Noi’s and their most adorable new daughter, Lucy Mali, who we hadn’t had the chance to meet yet (apart from on Skype).We had cocktails, a delicious dinner, did lots of talking, ohed/awed at Lucy and just generally relaxed. It was really, really nice. Yesterday, we were in Edmonton staying at Mike and Nois gorgeous house, spending more time with them, the cutest niece ever and their two pugs Monty and Hermes. The afternoon was spent sipping beers amidst conversations in the backyard, Noi made an incredible Vietnamese chicken soup from scratch including home made noodles for dinner and, of course, we were endlessly entertained by the adorable Lucy. Today we drive (not too far) to Camrose, Alberta, John’s hometown, to spend another day forging some more fantastic memories with family and friends. Saturday we back to BC for a week long stay in Invermere together. I’m feeling happy, energized and inspired – a nice break from my recent hectic final days in 100 Mile House of producing and packing.

7 Responses to “the first two days”

  1. Creating Trouble 08/07/2011 at 07:50 #

    Looks like you’re having an amazing time! Great photos, & your niece is adorable!

  2. kimi 08/07/2011 at 07:55 #

    Yay ~ road trip sisters! Great pics of the mountains and gorgeous greenery ~ looks like a wonderful trip! I love the mama-and-baby photo. So happy and pretty! Glad you had such fun!

  3. Crystal 08/07/2011 at 07:56 #

    Oh my goodness looks like you are having a beautiful time! I was just looking into taking Paul to the mountains for his birthday weekend but I think a weekend just won’t do it to take in all the beauty that BC has to offer. I wish you and your man only safe travels and crazy adventures!
    Much Love,

  4. thebigbookofdating 08/07/2011 at 08:04 #

    These photos are really great! I need a holiday! (:

  5. Anna Gwenllian 08/07/2011 at 08:24 #

    glad you’re having a lovely time :) that baby is so CUTE! and that pug sitting like a person is hilarious!! looking forward to seeing more of your adventures! Xx

  6. Brooke 08/07/2011 at 08:36 #

    Wow, it’s so beautiful! I haven’t been to Canada since I was a kid. Looks I need to change that. Have so much fun!

  7. cArol 09/07/2011 at 08:41 #

    Thanks so much for taking us along on your amazing trip, Jessica! Your niece and the pups are cute as can be and the scenery just breathtaking. Look forward to more. : )

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