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2017 In Review: Part Two

January 2017

February 2017

  • I started a new 10-minute workout that I found on my Facebook wall.
  • I went to the Flying Canoe Festival with my boyfriend.
  • I went to the Silver Skate Festival where a friend had a Fire Scuplture in the show.
  • I planted some seeds from a Bell Pepper which is still alive but hasn’t grown any peppers.
  • I read the book Hollow City by Ransom Riggs.
  • I created my first Sims 4 Challenge.

March 2017

  • I finished a 1500 piece puzzle at work.
    1500 Piece Puzzle
    1500 Piece Puzzle
  • I bought a Canada 150 colouring book that I never color in.
  • I won my first free coffee from Tim Hortons (which I never redeemed).
  • I sat on my patio sunbathing without a jacket on despite there being snow on the ground.
  • We bought The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the WiiU (still have not beat it).
  • My brother had his fifth and final son (all kids are male).
  • My car windows started freezing up on the inside (which it also did this November. Still haven’t figured out why).

April 2017

  • I bought a new journal where you answer one question a day for 5 years.
  • I moved my bookcase into my computer room and rearranged the furniture and books.

Camping in Waterton

I just got back from Camping in Waterton Lakes National Park. It’s about as far South as you can go in Alberta. From our home in Edmonton it took about 5-6 hours to drive there.

Because I wanted to bring our bicycles with us, we took my boyfriend’s truck instead of my car. He doesn’t do well at staying awake during long trips and because it was my idea to go there, I was in charge of most of the driving. It was my first time driving the truck and it went fairly well. But I must say I much rather drive my car. There was one or two scary moments, one being where I cut off an 18-wheeler. But nothing major.

The first two days of the trip were windy and rainy. There were two or three deer that came and visited our campsite each day we were there. There were lots of warnings saying not to get too close because they can attack, but they seemed pretty tame. We also saw three bears during our stay in the park, thankfully never too close. I was actually hoping to see more but it was still pretty neat.

We got out and did some hiking despite the rain. On the third day it was sunny so we brought out the bikes, but for some reason about 5 minutes into the ride I felt sick and had to stop. All in all, it was a pretty fun trip. But I don’t think we will go again because it’s a long drive and we didn’t find as much to do as we were hoping.