We started our day (Brandi’s 30th birthday) by leaving our hotel and going to pick up our friend Chris from the bus station. He’d taken the bus down from Vancouver for the day, to hang out with us. He knows Seattle a little better than we do, so he was able to point us to some fun places.
Chris took us to a random little place called 13 Coins for an amazing breakfast of the house specialty — Dungeness Crab Eggs Benedict’s and a round or two of Mimosas to celebrate Brandi’s birthday.
This place was fun as
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Friday was a day of driving. We left Missoula around 10 am and set forth on our 8 hours drive across 2 and a bit states.
Not much to say except to describe the different landscapes and weather patterns we encountered. We left the foothills of Montana and crossed the mountain pass into Idaho and washington state.
We travelled through Idaho after about 40 minutes passing through Coeur d’Alene before crossing into Washington state and stopping in Spokane for some lunch (we had breakfast) at a quaint local place called the Kalico Kitchen. (Which was a finalist in the Best
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So, some of you may recall that we donated some money to help a documentary film get made. This film (The Bus) is now complete, and we have been invited to the premiere screening, and pre-screening party in Missoula Montana. Now, when we originally did this, we were thinking the screening would happen in spring or summer, and would be a fun random little road trip, whenever it happened to be.
About a month ago, we got the e-mail announcing the film was complete, and premiere screening would take place on February 23rd (insert needle-scratch here). Admittedly, of all the Februarys
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By now, we’ve been home for approximately two months; our fun travel adventures are always tough to leave behind; but the continuing transition into married life is its own adventure.
Here is the completed map of our wedding trip travels:
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We arrived back in Calgary in the middle of the Calgary Stampede with Brian having asthma/allergy breathing issues (likely due to all the hay in town for Stampede) and trying to get back in the swing of the working world and not having a new hot spring soak every day. We have
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Friday brought us another beautiful day and more hot springs! After the traditional pancakes with blueberries (and a bit of scrambled eggs on the side), we drove from Goat River to Cranbrook where we restocked some supplies (Tim Hortons coffee, bbq lighter, s’more fixin’s).
We drove up through Kimberly and Invermere, before winding our way up to Lussier hot springs.
The hot springs were PACKED: A couple families with small kids, a big group of rowdy drinking teenage boys, and a few quieter older couples. With the river run-off still so high, only one pool was accessible, and it was ‘warm’ at best. Everyone
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