26.12.2011 -1 °C
Well, Nick and I had a very authentic white christmas over here! After I wrote the blog yesterday we headed into town and had lunch at this place called Papa George's. It actually had real coffee!!!!! I was extremely please by that and thought it was probably one of the best christmas presents I could think of, haha. Then we decided to go all Bear Grylls and head off into the forest behind our lodge! It was absolutely incredible wandering around in there as it started to snow and the paths were really slippery with ice which was heaps of fun but I did smash my knee once and it is a bit swollen Nick was tracking animals to take pictures of and at one point we just sat down in this little thicket and waited..... Then we came across a big frozen lake which we decided to go for a walk on because it seemed pretty solid. WRONG! We got to the middle and saw this massive crack so we decided to get off there pretty quick (but of course we stayed long enough to get a photo, hehe). After a few hours we decided to head back to the lodge since it was really rather cold wandering around out there. Oh and I forgot to say that Nick really wanted a photo in the snow with no shirt on so we did that too. He was pretty embarrassed though because at that stage we didn't realise we were quite close to a road and as he was running around topless this car drove past!! hahaha, good times
When we got back to the lodge we decided to go for a swim in the "heated" pool..... there is no way that thing was heated!! Seriously cold stuff! We only lasted about 10 minutes. Then we came back and got ready for our huge buffet dinner It was delicious and there were even prawns so we felt a little more like christmas at home after eating those. Food portions in Canada are seriously larger than back home too... I'm glad we're doing so much walking otherwise I think Nick and I would come back fat!!!
After the buffet we went back to the hotel and realised that Shrek 1, 2 and 3 were playing so put those on while we started packing up a little for our checkout this morning. I went to bed pretty early but I think Nick stayed up and watched them all. He's still asleep now so I'm guessing it's because he had a later night, haha.
So thanks for all the christmas wishes for yesterday, we really did have a lovely day and have decided that we are most definitely coming back to Jasper one summer because what we did today was awesome in the snow but would probably be even more cool in summer Next time I'm on here we will be with Nigel and Allison and meeting little Carter so can't wait for that!!! Another bus trip tonight though....
Have a great day xo