Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Weekend in the Mountains

Hello everyone!  We took our daughters to the mountains for a quick getaway this weekend.  Yup, drove through the blizzard to get there.  The wind was just wicked, blasting the SUV and pushing us from side to side as though we were a little Matchbox car, but the weather cleared once we got closer to the mountains, so it was smooth sailing from there.

We also treated hubby's co-workers to a night in the castle (aka Banff Springs Hotel) and a celebratory dinner, just to thank them for all the hard work they do throughout the year.  Everyone arrived safely and we all had a great time at dinner.


I was in such a rush to get to the hotel I didn't stop to take a photo...but this is what it looks like in the summer (and yes, the photo is public domain)

The view from our suite, the curling rink and skating rink.  They also had a nice firepit going so those brave souls who ventured outside could try to keep warm. 

All dressed up for dinner.

This is the only thing I thought to take a photo of...the food was just excellent and the presentation was lovely.  All of the above chocolate goodness was gluten free...hubby said it was delicious!

A view of the mountains and main street as we are leaving Banff.  You can't really see much of the mountain, it was a hazy, light snow kind of day, but the drive back was much better (read faster) than the drive in.


  1. It looks a big hotel.

    I love your blouse, you look very smart!

  2. Sounds like you had a great time -- I'm glad it was a safe trip!

  3. Wow, what a great place for your husband to take his employees. I wish my boss would take me to a place like that!

    I can tell from the dessert that the dinner must have been fabulous!!

    MF - you look great in your dinner outfit! I think this is the first picture I have seen of you. For some reason, I had you pictured as much older than you are. It's so weird with these online relationships--we never really know who we are talking to!

    I am so excited to get to know you more.

  4. That must have been quite a meal judging by the dessert. Of course, given the location, I'm not surprised.

  5. Wow, what a wonderful weekend you must have had. Great photos. Glad everyone was safe through the blizzard.


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