Thursday, April 21, 2011

Jasper Weekend getaway!

Jasper Weekend Getaway!

Roxane and Wade, Amanda and I went away for a weekend without the kids. Roxy and I tried to make it a surprise but Wade found out because I pretended to tell Amanda and Roxy blurted it out to Wade that I told. Then I finally told Amanda a few days before!

We had such a great time! We ate, relaxed, hiked and totally enjoyed each others company!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Spin Class

Spin class is going great! I can actually turn the knob and not cheat and pretend anymore and it has only been 2 weeks. It is so hard but I love it! I tell you though, one must have some humor or one will DIE! My poor butt does not hurt getting on, it is the peeling it off of the seat that causes me such agony! Hey but at least we are having fun and getting ready for the upcoming bike season!

Oh how I am looking forward to riding outside and enjoying spring and summer soon as it stops snowing!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Jake's Flight

Jakob is leaving on a Jet Plane!

Jake is leaving to go to PEI for 2 months! We are so excited for him to have the opportunity but I know I will miss him like crazy! in his whole life I have only been away from him for a week at a time. But he is almost 16 and he is going with his grandparents who I know HE loves and they love him.

He is going to work with them on their amazing motel in PEI. It is the neatest place ever and he loves to work. He is so excited and looking forward to it! I am curious how it will be for me! I will miss him I know and like a suck I will cry a few times.....or maybe I will LOVE it!

Life is an adventure!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Road Trip!

Road Trip

We are headed on a road trip! Jake, Tatyanah, Manda and I! We are headed to Radium! Just for the weekend! But it will be tons of fun! We are headed to the relaxing rejuvenating hot springs and simply just having a great time together as a family!
We are going to relax and hike, and just relish in each others company!

Radium Hot Springs
Kootenay National Park of Canada

1841 Sir George Simpson, the governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, makes the first recorded visit to the springs. He bathes in a gravel pool just big enough for one person.

Late 1800s The first permanent settlers come to the area and the springs become more popular.

1890 Roland Stuart, an Englishman, purchases the springs for $160.

1914 Construction of a concrete bathing pool, log bathhouse, small store and a home for the caretaker.

1922 Stuart's property is expropiated and the springs are included in a new national park called Kootenay.

1927 Construction of a new bathhouse and expansion of the pool.

Radium Hot Springs - grand opening of aquacourt 1951
Radium Hot Springs – grand opening of aquacourt 1951
© Windermere Valley Historical Society / Hal Bavin, 1951

1949 Construction of the Aqua court begins. Completed in 1951, the new facility cost $958,653.

1968 A new hot pool replaces the original 1914 pool.

1997 Major renovations begin with new reception area, gift shop, upgraded change rooms, and hot/cold plunge pool.

2001 Radium Hot Springs celebrates the 50th anniversary of the building of the Aquacourt with special events all