I was inspired to do this by Charlotte from Mosaicca- check out Charlotte’s day here! I decided to do this challenge while I was in Fernie, because my weekdays are at work and you don’t need to see 9 hours of my job, and my weekends at home aren’t necessarily terribly exciting, either. However, I knew that enough would be happening in Fernie to keep it interesting! It isn’t quite a photo an hour (I was doing some things longer than an hour, and I didn’t want to give you two identical photos in a row [it might have actually been identical pictures…]) but it’s close. I hope you enjoy a day of my trip!
6am- I’m still running on Central time, so waking up at 630 (730am Central time) is pretty normal for me. It’s always a little odd to wake up not in your own bed, but this view out the window still makes for a pretty fantastic morning.
7am- We stayed at the Best Western Plus in Fernie, and I have to say they have one of the best continental breakfasts I’ve ever seen. Scrambled eggs, fritatas, bacon, sausages, pancakes, hashbrowns, fruit, yogurt, build your own oatmeal, bagels, muffins, pastries, cereal, tea, juice coffee. ALL OF THAT. Dad and I headed down around 730 to get a good start to the day. I decided to get crazy and have some classic Fruit Loops!
8am- Back to our room for some blogging! I like to get all of my posts for the upcoming week done on the weekend- I usually read blogs and do the social media thing in the evenings, but I like to make sure that everything will still go up even if I don’t have time to blog after work. I use my tablet for photo editing!
930am- After Dad grabbed the shuttle to the ski hill, I ran to the grocery store beside the hotel for some fruit. Lucky for me, this berry bowl was on sale! I also grabbed some watermelon and cantaloupe. I stopped at Starbucks on the way back for a good ol’ London fog! I have a bit of a cold, so that felt nice on my throat.
1030am- And it’s time to head on a walk into town! The Best Western is at the start of the town (coming off the highway), so it’s about a 25 minute walk to make it to the main strip. Although it was colder than Friday temperature wise, there was less wind so it actually felt warmer. The town itself is pretty quiet, so it was a peaceful walk.
1pm- I grabbed a quesadilla and a salad from the Boston Pizza attached to the hotel for lunch! BP is always a dependable choice, and I got a ton of food for a decent price. I ate in my room and people watched outside the window- a lot of people hit up both the Starbucks and liquor store in one shot…
2pm- Hotel room yoga! I did not remember to bring a mat with me, so I only did about twenty minutes of gentle flow. Nice to stretch out a little. (It also took some odd photos that were promptly deleted…)
3pm- Back to blogging, now with the addition of Say Yes to the Dress! I normally don’t watch it (how many Pnina Tornai dresses can you see? For reals, though) but it was cool to see Sutton Foster on the show! Her friends made it a little to much about them, but that seems to happen every episode, no?
4pm- Just plain ol’ reading! E-readers are the traveller’s best friend, I swear. I just finished The Hanging Tree (the new book in the Rivers of London series), and I’m back to Full, Dark House– very similar to THT as it happens. Sometimes I just like to curl up with a book and relax, and I find that it’s easier to do on vacation.
530pm- Dad and I had a fantastic dinner at the Bridge Bistro! I had some rotisserie chicken that was delicious, and this gin cocktail (a Baroness Collins if you are gin-clined to try it yourself). It was a surprisingly modern restaurant, and I would recommend it to anyone visiting Fernie! Dad enjoyed his fish and chips, as well, if you are of the seafood persuasion.
730pm- We left Fernie early on Sunday morning, so I packed everything up on Saturday night to make sure that I could just wake up and get dressed. I only have my backpack (with my electronics and amusements) and then my carry on suitcase for clothing, shoes, and toiletries! It took surprisingly little time. It also helps when the large majority of your clothing is dirty and you aren’t worried about wrinkling it…
830pm- I finished off my evening by just colouring my Secret London colouring book. I find it incredibly relaxing to colour with markers (pencil crayons are for when I need something to concentrate on), and I’m loving this book! I listened to an audiobook about Princess Diana while colouring, and I was reminded once again how much I love audiobooks.
It might not be terribly exciting, but this trip was all about relaxing for me! Next Thursday will be all about the whole trip, complete with more mountain pictures 🙂
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