We have experienced the full range of a Canadian Spring. Freeeeeeezing temperatures which made everyone (even the seasoned Canadian mountain folk) exclaim "geez it's cold eh!' while burrowing their noses into scarves and seeking solace in hot chocolate. Such cold! Eye watering, nostril hair crisping, try to use the iPhone with gloves on kind of cold. Exhilarating, exciting, jump up and down and stamp your feet kind of cold. Lets find an indoor activity kind of cold...
On such a day in Calgary we went to Drumheller, in the Badlands (LOVE how that sounds - so gnarly and western and adventurous) to check out the dinosaurs.
Alberta is a rich source of paleontology goodness and we examined the many local dinosaurs, ancient relics and beautiful fossils on offer in this wonderful Royal Tyrrell Museum.
Our amazing hostesses with the mostesses Jen and Wendy kept us warm with their kindness, great food and wonderful company. Thanks to you both for making our Canada initiation such a pleasant one! Landing in such extreme temperatures would have been really challenging without your hospitality.
But I have to admit, I am really glad that we all got to experience a real 'cold snap' like this one. Something most Aussie kids couldn't even imagine!