vacation update

i realized that i forgot to mention that, since i’m on vacation, i don’t expect to have my normal 2+ posts per day, but will likely keep to 1 per day.

but, since i’m writing this, i’ll post a little vacation update!

we were supposed to fly from san diego, through denver, to calgary on tuesday evening. but our flight got jacked, and we ended up staying the night in denver. no worries, it really wasn’t a big deal (that’s the vacation mantra!). so we got to calgary wednesday before noon, and drove up to banff.

i’d wanted to score us a couple nights at the fairmont banff springs, but just couldn’t justify the price. then i found out they were trying to court us for our canadian convention, so i got to do a sight visit (for which they gave me two free nights in an executive suite). they were cool about shifting our two night stay to adjust for our late arrival.

so, when we arrived weds, we walked around and checked the place out, then had dinner at an outdoor terrace restaurant. this place really is stunning.

this morning, i did the obligatory site visit (which included a great breakfast). we also spent time at the pool today, and reading by the pool. this evening we went five-pin bowling (i’d heard of this, but really didn’t know what it was. who knew? well, apparently, all canadians, and belgians also). what a kick. it was like bowling with a bocce ball.

in the evening, we drove into town and went shopping, then had a fun fondue dinner. tomorrow, jeannie and i get to visit the spa, then we’ll check out, go on a hike or ride the gondola up the mountain. then we drive to radium hot springs (about an hour and a half west of here) to stay 6 more nights at the condo of some friends parents.

so far, so good!

4 thoughts on “vacation update”

  1. Dude – I am so jealous. My father-in-law took my family up there about 5 years ago. Absolutely georgeous. Banff, Lake Louise Radium Hot springs. Enjoy! We did a far amount of hiking so beautiful. Instead of staying with the fairmont (which sounds cool) we did camping and hosteling. The hostels there are really nice.

  2. Love the banff springs… am fortunate to live nearby, so it’s okay that I can’t afford to stay there, but was recently there for a meal with some good friends, also on an outdoor terrace…

  3. Great score on the suite! Have you seen the ghost wandering the halls? The place is supposed to be haunted… ask around. Spent a summer working in Banff waaayyy back, the townsite has really changed in the intervening years. Love the area… you’re sure to enjoy.

  4. Hey Marko- have the conference @ The Banff Springs- us Canadians will love you! Wait we already love you but we’ll luv ya even more!

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