We can hardly believe that only one year has flown by. It seems like it has been at least 10 years. We took our celebrations to Waterton National Park and Lethbridge (Patrick’s birthplace).
Waterton was extremely breathtaking. We hiked the Bertha Trail which took us along a mountain past a waterfall. We wanted to get to Bertha Lake, but it started raining and it was getting late. We felt like we were actually circling the sides of the mountain rather than walking through it, which was exciting.
We saw some mountain goats which we got a video of rather than pictures. They were prancing around town and holding up traffic.
Then we went to Lethbridge and had dinner at the water tower. It was a mini -very mini – version of the cn tower. But, still very cool. The food was delicious. I had lamb while Patrick had ribs.
Then we stayed at the Lethbridge Lodge. It was a neat hotel with lots of greenery. The next day we went to the Helen Schuler Nature Centre where we learnt that 41% of Albertans value oil as the most important natural resource compared to 36% who valued fresh water as the most important.
We also visited Alberta Birds of Prey Conservatory. They rehabilitate wild birds that have been injured in the wild. We got to hold a great horned owl. Then we went to visit Patrick’s parents’ friends, Leanne and Wayne. We had a great time hearing their stories and enjoying their company.
Overall, it was a great anniversary. We can’t wait to go back and revisit these places.