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Up & Away!

So, right now while this post is live I’m at the amazing Romancing the Capital conference in Ottawa, Ontario. This is the third year for this conference that’s organized by Canadian author extraordinaire Eve Langlais. I went it’s first year and second year and now onto my third. I love it and I love that it’s close to home.


Amazing as the conference will be I’m really looking forward to when I come back home. I have a day to recover and pack up my family before we fly to Calgary.

Now, I’ve been to Alberta before, but we drove last time so this is my kids’ first flight. I love the west, but this time after our plane lands we’re driving 17 hrs north to the Northwest Territories! I’m very, very excited. It’s been on my bucket list for years.

Rapids of the Drowned. Great Slave River. My SIL to be took this pic.

I’ve never been north of 60. I’ve always wanted to go and I’m visiting a very special couple, my brother and his fiancee. They recently got engaged and I have to say my brother’s proposal to his intended was like the stuff of a romance novel. I’m super proud of him.

Some of the local neighbours they regularly see.

His fiancee took a posting at the local hospital and has been teasing me with amazing pictures of her life in Fort Smith NWT.

Northern lights, buffalo, bears, Great Slave river, Great Slave lake and ice roads (I won’t be seeing ice roads in the summer). However, since she lives just outside of Wood Buffalo National Park and the night sky returns August 10th along with the aurora, I think my kids might finally be able to experience what I’ve only ever been lucky to see once in my life.

Northern Lights

And Wood Buffalo National Park is Canada’s largest dark night preserve.

After a few days there, we’re headed back down to Edmonton to see my husband’s sister and her hubby. Then I get to roam Jasper National Park, Drumheller, Rocky Mountain House, High River and High Level! Also, for the first time, Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump.

I’ll be going from top to bottom in Alberta.

And I’m absolutely excited to soak up more great scenery, get inspired for more books and cross some more things off my bucket list.

What’s on your bucket list?

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12 thoughts on “Up & Away!”

    1. They’re gorgeous, Amy. I highly recommend a chance to see them if you can. Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Alaska and of course the Yukon and the NWT are great places to see them. 😉

      I will post pics if I can get any of the Northern Lights. I’ve been watching the Aurora Forecast faithfully.

  1. WOW Amy they are gorgeous photos and what a fabulous trip have fun.

    For me one place I have always wanted to visit is The Scottish Highlands maybe one day I will mark it off

    Have Fun

    1. I definitely want to see the Scottish Highlands too! I will try to post pics on Facebook as I’m travelling. xo

  2. Soooo jealous. Would love to go that far north, Amy. Bucket list? It’s long but Alaska is near the top. I only got as far as Williams lake when I lived in Vancouver. Not far at all.

    1. Hey, Sue I’ll be in total parallel with Alaska as Alaska, Yukon, NWT and Nunavut all seem to share a similar southern border. Alaska is definitely on my bucket list too, but to get there from my brother’s place I would have to drop down south again and traverse the rockies making it a 40 hr drive. See, I would love it, but time and my husband says no for today. LOL

  3. What a fabulous trip you have planned! Can’t wait to see the photos 🙂 I’ve always wanted to see the Northern Lights, too – you’re making me want to check out the Northwest Territory to make that happen. Safe travels!

    1. The NWT in the summer are pretty awesome. If you go mid August the midnight sun is gone and it gets dark about 10 p.m. I really wish I had time to take a float plane up to Great Bear Lake cause the scenery is amazing. You can only get to most of the province by bush or float plane until the road from Dawson City to Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk opens up in 2019. That will be like one of the first roads up to the Arctic ocean.

  4. Amy,
    Your cover is just too sweet! With twin grand children it just gets to me. Your family trip sounds amazing. What beautiful country. I’ve never been that far north in North America. I have been to Norway and you can see the lights there. I want to see more pictures when you return.
    I would love to see the Great Wall of China, and Japan.

    1. The Great Wall and Japan would be awesome. I will post pics and I was totally talking about you this weekend, Susan! xoxo I met some Medical readers at RTC who subscribe and you were one of their favourites too.

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