Olympic-class eating and drinking →  November 29, 2009

The Canadian Culinary Championships were held this weekend in Vancouver. If you are a foodie (and I am), watching some of the country’s best chefs cook up a storm was thrilling. The weekend began Thursday evening at the ultra-cool Gotham Restaurant where organizers introduced the mystery wine to the chefs who had less than 24 hours to [...]

→  October 4, 2009

It’s unanimous. The Palters of Edmonton love Jasper. The sun broke through this morning and we could finally get a glimpse of the true magnificence of the place. We were all in awe. As we headed back towards Edmonton, I felt sad to be leaving, but knew I would be back. The mountains are full of energy [...]

→  October 4, 2009

Awoke Saturday morning to a cold cloudy day. Got the kids up and out of bed and while LA finished up some work from Friday we headed into the Jasper town site for some grub. Maddy’s longing for waffles took us to Smitty’s. After an overly sweet and greasy (yet cost-effective) breakfast, we headed [...]

→  October 4, 2009

As the sun struggles to break through the variable cloudy sky, I am writing our first post from Jasper. The weather has been less than ideal, but we have had a great time so far. When we arrived at the park gate on Friday around 3:30 pm, it was pouring rain. I was crestfallen. There I was driving [...]

→  September 28, 2009

I am so excited to visit Jasper next weekend, despite the rain forecast for Friday and the cool temperatures. For some reason, the mountains are calling me. Ever since arriving in Edmonton, I have been thinking about and planning a trip. And it’s here – this weekend. I’ve been to Jasper once – for a few hours. [...]