Fernie 

We spent 3 nights in Lizard Creek Lodge just outside of the town of Fernie. Our hotel was in a great spot to get some pram jogging in! We did 2 runs, one hilly/mountainous and one flat.

We relaxed in the outdoor pool one afternoon which was heated. They also had a hot tub beside it which was really, really hot! All with great mountain view. Another afternoon we took Evelyn swimming at the aquatic centre. That was indoor and a bit warmer so we spent ages in there! We cooked our own tea a couple of nights because we had a full kitchen and we did a few breakfasts at the room too, but ate at Smittys once too and that was the usual fantastic Canadian breakfast with unlimited coffee and tasty eggs and bacon. Our accommodation was huge and we felt at home here. 

We stocked up on beer, whiskey and port at the liquor store and settled in. And snacks! We need something to unwind and we can’t go sit in a bar 😉 Every night is a night in! And that’s still something I’m trying to get used to 14.5 months later 🙂

3 nights later and we packed up and set off to Radium where they have hot springs! Yey.

Lake Koocanusa

​On Friday morning we set off for the 3.5 hour drive to Fernie. We timed a sleep in for Evelyn and she woke conveniently 2 hours in as we approached Frank where we had a look at a town buried by landslide. We had a brew in the visitors centre and let Evelyn do lots of walking about to burn off some steam and break up the car journey. Lots of planning goes into getting from A to B peacefully and so far it has worked a treat. She has done really, really well.

We continued to Fernie where we went for a pram jog and a look around. Ian, Sam and the kids arrived later. Evelyn enjoyed sharing a slurpie (slush puppy) with the kids.

We shopped at the supermarket and drove another half hour to Lake koocanusa. We stayed the weekend in a trailer (canadian for static caravan!) at Lake koocanusa. It’s cold at night but the trailer has heating and Evelyn has her fleece pyjamas. Thumbs up! The days were a little drizzly but the evenings were dry so we had a huge campfire in a basket both nights. I was a bit on edge because I couldn’t hear Evelyn from the fire and had to check her every 5 minutes but even this didn’t help.  She could be crying for those 5 minutes and I wouldn’t have known as we had music on… We had been using our phones as a baby monitor but there was no wifi for that to work. Anyone who knows me knows my anxiety about her being upset… We’ll get a wireless baby monitor for any future trips! I had a good time anyway 🙂 How nice of Sam and Ian to invite us on their weekend away.

The scenery was beautiful. The lake was still and crystal blue.

After packing up and getting food in Fernie town half an hour from the lake, we parted ways and continued onwards to Lizard Creek Lodge just out of the town of Fernie as our Wolstencroft trio…