Alberta, 2017

My friends and I went to Alberta for a week in April to kick off the summertime. We spent a day in Edmonton (at the Fantasyland Hotel in the West Edmonton Mall) and the rest of our week in Banff (surrounded on all four sides by the absurdly beautiful Canadian Rockies). It was my first time spending more than just a layover in Alberta, and being in the most artificial place in the world for a day and then the most naturally gorgeous place I’ve ever seen in my life for a week was a strange and wonderful juxtaposition. I’m so happy to have done it with such a fun trio by my side– my friends really made this trip the kind of thing I’ll remember forever and tell my future children about when they ask for tales from my rambunctious youth. Spending a week exploring/hiking during the days and dancing/laughing during the nights was such a privilege and just what I needed at the time to get me out of a weird funk I had been in.

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along Bow River
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left: along Bow River | right: along a highway
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highway views
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my dumb friends
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left: at the Vermillion Lakes | right: at the Dancing Sasquatch– one of two clubs in Banff, and the one we went to several times because COME ON, the DANCING SASQUATCH?? How could we NOT????
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at the Edmonton Greyhound bus station
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at the Vermillion Lakes
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on the banks of Bow River
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#squadgoals ???
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left: highway views | right: at the top of the Tunnel Mountain trail
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along the road to the Vermillion Lakes
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left: at the Fantasyland Hotel | right: at the Edmonton Greyhound bus station
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at the Fantasyland Hotel
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highway views
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on a rollercoaster at Galaxyland, in the West Edmonton Mall
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views from the Tunnel Mountain trail
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at the Banff Upper Hot Springs
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the whole fam at the top of the Tunnel Mountain trail

 

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