Saturday, January 31, 2009

Lake Louise fun!

I went to Lake Louise yesterday in the company of 3 other actresses. Two of us went downhill skiing and two of us went ice skating at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel.w Guess which activity I went with? Yeah, the skiing would have been the adventurous choice but I'm rapidly running out of money so I chose the cheaper activity that leave me with my dignity and legs intact. It's been ages, but I strapped on a pair of skates and went skating on a frozen lake! Lily(not her real name) and I had an awesome time! Even though after 10 minutes of calm conditions, the wind started to roar across the lake picking up snow and ice pellets, eventually blasting us. Freezing! But it was also a little like para-sailing ... para-skating, er, whatever. I had to bend over at right angles, and wait out the icy blasts. I gave it up after about 45 minutes, my friend, Lily stayed out there for an hour and a half. She was deleriously happy. Her inner child was beaming. I have to say that seeing that actually made me happier.

Good news - there were lots of dogs and children - and I smiled appropriately. Okay, I oohed and ahhed more over the dogs. I also had a little cuddle with the hotel dog, Sunny, a lovable golden lab. We hung around the vast hotel, eating cheese and cookies in the restaurant. They politely turned their heads at that (come on, a $16 sandwich wrap?!!!!) and we even found a pleasant alcove with an exquisite view to have hot chocolate.

All in all, an awesome day and I slept like a rock.


Natika said...

I love it there. I haven't been in years. I would love to go back.
I hear they just expanded the hotel.
Lucky bum!

luna said...

what a wonderful day! love the ice sculptures too.

how cool to let your own inner child out to play!

loribeth said...

Awesome!! Lake Louise is one of my favourite spots on earth, although I have never been there in winter. I have told dh that someday we are going back & staying at that hotel (maybe for our 25th anniversary next year)(we did Calgary-Banff-Jasper for our honeymoon, albeit on the cheap). A room with a lake view. I could sit & look at that view for hours. It would be a splurge, but totally worth it.

Me said...

Super Awesome pics!

Pamela T. said...

What a winter wonderland. Sounds like a great (albeit expensive!) excursion. Glad you enjoyed it -- good to hear you had fun and a chance to play...