The entire month of March for me has been spent in Canada.
My first trip, earlier this month, was back to the same customer I had been with in December. It was a week of follow up training and went well. Of course it was snowy and cold the whole time I was there, but I suppose I should have expected it right? It’s still winter … in Canada!
As I was driving home one night I saw this little area on the side of the road. I had to take a picture. I’m bummed, because of course the picture doesn’t do it justice, but I thought it was so beautiful. There usually isn’t water in that little valley, but it obviously had melted off and flooded and then froze again! So pretty!
I was home for a little over a week after that trip! I worked on the continuing project of organizing my scrapbook room (I’m getting closer!!) and then on the Saturday before I left we had a get together with a bunch of gals and did a card-making exchange and spent the day scrapping and card making! It was a lot of fun and I’m so glad we did it – can’t wait to do it again!
This brings me up to my current trip! I’m currently in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Surprise, surprise – it’s cold and snowy here! (That’s why the snow is still on the Blog!) It’s actually supposed to stop snowing though in the next couple of days and warm up to like 9-11 degrees Celcius (that’s 48-52 degrees F … rule of thumb to convert C to F, double it and add 30. It’s not exact, but close enough).
Lethbridge has a lot of history here! They are an old coal mining town and at one time it was the biggest city in the Western part of Canada. That’s not something I would have ever guessed with cities like Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver being out this way!
Anyway, here are some pictures from this past week to share!
I flew into Calagary from Vancouver and drove from there down to Lethbridge which is around 2 hours. On that drive you drive through a town called Nanton which is a Historical town. It has a Bomber museum there (I’m not sure if they built the Bombers there, or not) and there are a couple of Bombers mounted outside! It’s pretty cool.
When I arrived at my Hotel there was a bit of a mix up with the reservation, but they fixed it and made it right. When I got to my room I had to laugh at the sign that had my room # on it. Stop? or Welcome? Which is it???
And this is the inside of my room, though it’s pretty dark, it’s still pretty nice. I love the big desk in the middle of the room!!
As I was driving through the little town where our customer is located (about 10 miles west of Lethbridge) I got stuck behind a train track. For like 15 minutes. I was bored, therefore you get this picture for your viewing pleasure!
On our first day at work here, we had lunch at Ric’s Grill in the Lethbridge Water Tower. About 10 years ago they stopped using the Water Tower and decided to convert it (the 2nd link has information on the conversion).
Here’s a picture from our window seating:
And finally, as I was driving around town yesterday after work, I saw the train going over the train trussle through the Valley here. Down below is a bunch of historical sites and trails. If it gets warmer and nicer I want to check it out next Saturday after work!
So far, that’s about it for this trip! Like I said, I want to check out some of the Historical stuff in regards to the mining and such, so hopefully next weekend I’ll have some time for that. Also, I’m driving to Calgary on Sunday to visit my good friend Vikki! I’m really looking forward to that!!