Last weekend I went camping for the first time ever. We went to Waterton Lakes National Park, which is about three hours south of Calgary. There were a lot of things that stand out to me when I think of the trip. On the negative side, it was extremely windy (we were convinced our tent would be blown away with us in it our second night) and cold and slightly rainy. On the positive side, the natural surroundings were beautiful. I still can’t get over how incredible the rockies are. It was wildflower season so there was tons of colourful flowers in bloom. And, most importantly, after three years of living out west, we finally saw some bears! An adult with three cubs to be exact. They walked right in front of our car. It was amazing. We also saw a bison up close and a moose. Does it get any better than that?