After being away for a few months, I’ve really been trying to appreciate home. I definitely didn’t miss the cold weather when I was in Mexico, but being home for Christmas was worth it. In Mexico I spent a lot of time exploring nearby towns and ended up going on a lot of weekend trips. I want to do more of that now that I’m back in Canada. There are so many beautiful places in Alberta, but I often forget about them just daydreaming of other countries.
This spot in the river valley is so close to where I live, and in my opinion is one of the most beautiful places in Edmonton. We always take our dog here, and I think he loves it even more than I do! (He definitely deals with the cold walks better than I do.) Edmonton is known as a winter city and I’m definitely ready to put on my parka and embrace this cold home (just maybe not when it’s -30!).