We began the day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel alongside a group of truck drivers. I couldn’t help but listen to the amazing stories from their life on the road.

We left Lethbridge and drove to Canmore (313 miles), just outside of Banff. We stopped at a grocery store along the way.  We found many of the same familiar items in El Paso, even chicharrón. I was excited to find my favorite juice that was a treat in Malawi, made in South Africa. It was fun exploring new foods unique to Canada as well and calculate prices in Canadian currency.

We drove through the big city of Calgary with lots of traffic and construction. We stopped for lunch and saw the Olympic Park from the 1988 Winter Olympics, aka XV Olympic Winter Games.

We are staying at an AirBnB condo for a few nights close to Banff National Park. The front desk clerk confirmed that we are in 100% off season. We arrived after the summer so most of the adventure activities are closed, yet we are a little early for the winter activities like sledding, skiing and ice skating. We plan to fit in as many toddler friendly activities as possible while trying to stay warm.

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