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Canmore and Calgary

This was such a fun trip! We hiked, saw some frozen waterfalls and rock paintings, went skiing, saw cool animals at the Calgary Zoo, and went up the Calgary Tower to see the city.

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Christmas in Mexico

Feliz Navidad! We traded in our traditional white Christmas for sandy beaches and sunshine. We spent this Christmas vacation relaxing in Puerto Vallarta, and it was such a lovely place.

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The resort was gorgeous and the meals were delicious.

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We enjoyed the resort, spent time at the beach, and took a tour at the Malecon boardwalk. There were a bunch of cool sand sculptures and statues.  Continue reading

Cruising the Caribbean

This trip is one of my favorites and always will be! It was so much fun and I got to see many wonderful places with my family. This ticked a few countries off my “see all the countries of the world” list.

We left out of Miami, which is somewhere I would like to go back to someday to see more of the city. I guess I have a thing for palm trees. 🙂

Day 1

We saw a bit of the ship, and there was a parade to kick off the voyage.

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Disneyland Dreaming

My first big trip and first time on a plane was to Disneyland in California. This is a true family vacation destination, and my family had an amazing time! It’s such a dreamy place and I’m an adrenaline junkie, so I rode every ride that I could. I was only 9 years old, but I rode a lot of rides by myself when my family was too chicken to come with me!

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We stayed at the Anabella Hotel in Anaheim and I loved all the cool trees they have there.

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Floating on Shuswap Lake

Salmon Arm of Shuswap Lake was a truly amazing place for a summer adventure. Our family rented a houseboat with my uncle, aunty, and cousins for a few days and had a grand time. The houseboat was super cool, with two levels and a little loft where my cousin and I slept. We cruised around the lake and tried to avoid all the bugs onshore.

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Las Vegas Adventure

I turned 21 this April, so my awesome parents took me to Vegas! We had a great time exploring the Strip and went on an adventure to Ethel M Chocolates and Cactus Garden one afternoon. Mom and Dad: thank you, thank you, thank you for this fun trip and the memories we made!

I hadn’t been on an airplane since 2011, so it was cool to see the teeny tiny things of the world again. Nevada had cool, circular agricultural plots – it was neat to see the different ways we ag in different climates. (Excuse my ag geekery.) The mountains were their typical beautiful and majestic selves, and I love me some clouds.

We flew early on a Sunday morning, so then we had all day to explore. My parents had been to the city twice before, but there was still a lot they hadn’t seen, so it was great that we got to do that together. I had done quite a lot of searching on Google before we went, so I had a list of things I really wanted to see and do. (Spontaneity clearly isn’t really my thing…)

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