Four long years we have been wanting a dog, and finally the day has come! As we start out on our journey to southern Alberta at 5am, I take a sip of my coffee and look around. Black, nothing but the stars. We are on our way. Since the journey would be a five hour trip one way, we decided to split it up into two days and explore southern Alberta before picking up MacDuff. We hiked up Prairie Mountain in Kananaskis. Prairie Mountain is a 4 km, straight up, no switch backs mountain with a panorama view of the mountains, prairies, and Calgary. What a great way to see southern Alberta! But, oh man, did we work for this view!
After that, on our way to the bunkhouse (a suite we found on Air B&B) near Vulcan where we were staying that night, we stopped at Chinook Meadery for a few samples (Check them out here). If you get a chance to go there PLEASE try the buckwheat mead, it’s like nothing else you have ever tried! Making our way to the bunkhouse that evening was wonderful. Nothing but flat prairies, wind turbines and wheat filled the fields, and in the distance the mountains of Kananaskis.
Finally, our journey ended that night at the bunkhouse with our gracious host Diane. We had a beautiful farm, great view, comfy bed, and Diane even made us farm fresh eggs in the morning! What a beautiful way to transition from this part of our lives to the next.
Finally, the next morning we were on our way to pick up MacDuff. Our travels took us right through Vulcan, and as great Star Trek fans, we had to stop for some tourist-y shots!
So after the stop at the gift shop to pick up some magnets, we made our way down to Prairie Sky to pick up MacDuff! I really couldn’t wait to meet him <3