Another weekend, another adventure. Continuing with my quest to knock out as many hikes and day trips before summer ends, I’d say this weekend was a success. They’re always such a whirlwind!
As soon as work wrapped up on Friday, I headed out for a run and made dinner with the BF. We had a pretty wild evening of grocery shopping, washing dishes and making homemade granola bars. Party animals or what? Admittedly, I dislike going out at night – especially when it involves party scenes or loud bars. It’s boring to me and I’d rather be a homebody-hermit in my bed watching a tv series, reading or sleeping. Not only that, I hate being tired for my weekend activities. I’m a natural early riser and like getting started on my workout or hike first thing. Every hour of daylight is precious!
My friend Sam (@sam_orr1) and I met up for a hike to Rawson Lake and Sarrail Ridge in Kananaskis. It was nice to see him and catch up on oh, the last year. We shared several deep belly laughs on the trail. He’s just as funny in real life as he is on Instagram. It’s how we became friends! I meet all my friends on the internet now.
After my hike wrapped up, the BF and I enjoyed a pizza date at Rocky Mountain Flatbread. It’s one of our go-to restaurants currently in rotation. We didn’t end up eating until 8:30pm and after a day on the trails, I had no problem downing an entire pizza to myself. To satisfy our dessert cravings, we ended up in a fudge shop where we asked to sample every single flavour. I find most fudge tastes the same but hey, you gotta be sure!
It was such a beauty of a night in the mountains. Shortly after I took this picture, we got into a little quarrel.
I couldn’t wait until we got home to dig into the fudge. The BF was holding onto the box and as I attempted to pry it from his hands and proceed to take a bite of each flavour, this happened:
“You’re tearing the box!” he exclaimed.
“I just need a bite!”
From there, he kicked me in the shin and, with a look of bewilderment on his face said,
“You are like… some little food gremlin”
Me: “You kicked me in the shin!”
Him: “Because you were breaking the box and the fudge was going to fall on the ground!”
To the Icefields Parkway at once! Been as how it was the BF’s first time in the area, we swung by Peyto Lake for a few photo ops before continuing onto our hike. It’s a heavily concentrated ‘touristy’ area so we didn’t stick around for long. In and out as quickly as possible!
A few kilometres down the road, we pulled over at Bow Lake and began a 2.5 hour hike/trail run to and from Bow Glacier Falls. It’s an easy, relatively flat trail along Bow Lake to the basin of the Bow glacier where we experienced fresh glacial water tumbling down mountainous rock face.
Some of the freshest water on Earth! And yeah, it was cold.
We ran all the way back to Lodge where we bought two cans of Fresca for… wait for this… $7.50!!! We had no idea they cost that much. Can you believe that!? Biggest rip off of life. Two cans of soda. $7.50. I’ll never get over it. I was so fired up that I fell asleep 5 minutes later and snoozed all the way back to Banff.
Back at home, we made a late lunch/early dinner and spent the rest of the evening relaxing. I was grateful to get home at a reasonable hour!
Over to you:
How do you meet friends these days? Do you find it harder to meet people as you get older?
Are you a morning or nighttime person? When do you usually go to bed?