CANADA! We finally did it! Last week my partner Sebastian and I headed out on our two-week, Texas to Canada, 30 hour drive, five state, two country, car camping, crazy road trip adventure! I’m so incredibly excited it’s ridiculous. We’ve been planning this trip for a long time and it is finally here. We got the bags packed, the car loaded up, and hit the road at last week.
So here’s the game plan: We will be driving from Dallas, Texas to Banff in Alberta, Canada, stopping to sleep and camp along the way, spending a few days is Banff, driving up the Icefields Parkway to Jasper, and on the way back down hitting Glacier and Yellowstone National Park. It’s a lot, I know, and I’m sure we’ll hit a few bumps along the way. But it’s going to be fantastic!
We left the house at 6:00 am and at 6:06 Sebastian announces, “This is a mistake we should have flown. Are we there yet?” HA! A whole six minutes in and he’s sick of the car already. Then I thought OMG, why am I doing this, he’s right, this is so far, so long, in a car, we’re definitely going to kill each other! But, here we are in Banff at the end of our first week and we’re still alive. I’m pretty proud of us. We did, however, have a disgruntled cow take a dump on our windshield along the way. Seriously, the front of our car was covered in cow shit. That was interesting. So a word to the wise: Don’t driving behind livestock filled semi trucks.
Besides that it’s been an absolutely amazing trip so far, filled with hiking and eating and exploring and mountain views that I could never have imagined. I’ve gone on casual strolls and hiked up hills I thought would never end. We’ve slept out in our Subaru, slept out in a tent, and slept in an actual bed. We’ve already seen so much and still have another week of adventure left.
Soon I’ll be posting lots of tips and tricks that I learn while on our trip. Along with my favorite places through Banff and Jasper. I can’t wait to tell you about everything that we’ve seen and done, but for now just know that we haven’t killed each other yet, and we’re still driving on down the road.