Monday, September 28, 2015

Waterton With A Toddler: Day 1

This weekend, I was invited by Chinook County Tourism to spend a weekend in Waterton with a group of Alberta bloggers. I've lived in Lethridge for 10.5 years and this was my first trip to Waterton! Now, I can't wait to go back.

I love exploring new places and couldn't wait to bring London along for the adventure. 

Since, there's too much to say in one post (and way to many photos to share) I want to break this up into days.

Friday, I picked up Danielle, grabbed London from daycare and hit the highway. We had a four o'clock check-in and wanted to soak in as much time as possible there. Waterton is only about 90 minutes south of the city but it feels like a completely different place. As you're driving towards the mountains you immediately begin to realize just how breathtakingly beautiful they are up close. 

We checked in to our rooms at Waterton Lakes Lodge Resort with no problems. London and I had our own suite complete with a sitting area and kitchen. It was right along the main road and within walking distance of everything we planned on doing while we were there.

We set off to explore the property which has an indoor pool, gym, games room and restaurant. If we had more time, we would have loved to have gone swimming! 

There were deer everywhere! London loved getting up close to the "Reindeer."

The property is right across the street from a spray park (perfect for hot summer days) and a playground which we had to check out of course!

After burning off some energy we headed down to Waterton Lake to skip some rocks. It was seriously like being in a postcard! 

The other girls had arrived so we made our way back to our resort for supper at Vimy's Lounge. The portions were big but, to be honest, my food wasn't that great. I should have gone with my gut and ordered fish and chips! I ended up snacking on most of London's chicken fingers and fries. 

After supper, we explored some more before heading to The Big Scoop for ice cream. You could smell the waffle cones from down the street! Then, more rock skipping down by the lake.

Danielle's room had a living room so all the girl's ended up hanging out there, chatting over wine, before calling it a night. We were in bed fairly early since we had big plans for Saturday! 

Brie, Me, Kris, Jo, Becky, Ange and Ashley

Check out the other ladies' recaps below:

Stay tuned for Day 2 and 3...

Disclaimer: My trip was sponsored by Chinook County Tourism in partnership with the Town of Waterton and Travel Alberta but all opinions are my own.

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