Monday, April 09, 2012

Calgary and Canmore Girls' Weekend 2012 - Part 2

Early Sunday morning, Julie and I headed west to the mountains - the beautiful town of Canmore. Both of us had our first facials at Bodhi Tree Spa. In fact, I've only been to a spa once before, three years ago in Banff with Sean  (blog post here). That hot stone massage was great; Bodhi Tree's facial was also an interesting experience. Thank goodness they allowed you to choose the scents though - vanilla and lavender, yum - the spicy scent - ick!

The hot pools outdoors were also an enjoyable way to start off our morning. However, the one part we were really looking forward to --all the free amenities and tens of types of lotions and creams most spas have for you to play around with while you wait, magazines to read, and hair products to style with once you're done at the pool --were all missing!!! Quite the expensive experience and definitely needs an upgrade. Bodhi Tree, we probably won't be back - maybe hotel spas are the way to go?

A late breakfast afterwards at The Wood grill was amazing. Definitely a major cheat meal (as was the entire weekend), but YUM, what an amazing juevo rancheros breakfast plate. A quick stroll in the mountain air, and a Good Earth coffee afterwards was definitely exactly what we needed. To make the day even more exciting, Julie and Kyle's offer they made when we went condo shopping Saturday afternoon (in between Crossiron Mills 
shopping and UNA pizzeria) was accepted!! 

They will soon be the proud owners of an amazing condo in the heart of downtown Calgary. So, between food, conversation, and text messages to a real estate agent, we had the most amazing day. No matter which city we are in, or what the weather is, Julie and I always have the best time. Julie and I have similar personalities and she is definitely what Anne of Green Gables would call a "kindred spirit". Julie put it best - "I feel normal around you!"  Me too - I love our insane, intense adventures :)

To top everything off, Julie's company sent her to Edmonton Monday morning for a short business trip - so after working the entire day, Julie and I both went running with the Kinsmen Running Room Club  - with Kiara of course (making that my second 5km run of the day). We'll
definitely be prepared for our races in April and June. Oh, and of course, Wild Earth Bakery was our final stop for a delectable cafe latte and Buckingham Palace twisted London Fog. Yum! I can't wait for the summer - I'll likely have a lot of time off in July, and Julie and I have plans for the Calgary Stampede, a British Columbia Road trip, and, of course, better shopping than Cross Iron Mills. Stay tuned for an amazing summer ahead!

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