Last week my second son and I went to Jasper, AB for a short vacation. We had a great time- despite an elk taking out my car.
It was definitely more of an adventure than we anticipated, and we realized that you can be the best planner ever and still get surprised. Having our health care cards and our roadside assistance on hand helped ease a stressful situation and keeping car insurance up-to-date and easily accessed was definitely a plus. Planning in the future will include “what if” scenarios so it won’t be so shocking in the moment. We felt lucky to rent the last car available in Jasper! Sometimes you just have to do the best you can, one step at at a time.
We ate at Evil Dave’s (HIGHLY recommend), explored the area, and enjoyed breathing in the fresh mountain air and seeing wildlife (though that elk was a little too close for comfort). We even got to see a baby grizzly- that was a definite highlight!
This week I’m finishing off my freezer audit and keeping track of what we’ve got. I cooked yesterday morning while the house was cool to keep meals on hand and in the fridge for the rest of the week. Hopefully we’ll have no more surprises! For a little while, anyway.
Have you ever been involved in a car accident while traveling? How did it impact your time away from home?