Saturday, December 29, 2007

Not a creature was stirring...

This year we threw tradition out the window and disappeared into the Rocky Mountains and spent Christmas in Fairmont Hot Springs with our good friends, Karli and Chris.

What would normally be a ten-hour drive was a gruelling twelve hours with winter road conditions factored in. It snowed all the way from Vancouver to Fairmont - it was beauteous.

Surrounding us was the the most serene winter wonderland. When we weren't out for our daily strolls in the snow, we lazily lounged about the cabin warmed by a wood-burning fireplace and Polar Bears (Hot Chocolate and Peppermint Schnapps).

The lack of holiday shopping madness was not missed amongst the quiet bliss of nature. Even a short drive to Invermere on Christmas Eve was pleasant and unhurried.

Every year at this time, holiday craft markets and social obligations have our batteries near drained. Our week in the Rockies is just what we needed to relax and recharge.

Christmas day at the crack of dawn

Moi, finding my sea legs at Panorama

Karli and Chris

Tapas & Dim Sum in Fairmont Hot Springs