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從卑斯省送女兒到位於隔壁亞伯達省艾德蒙頓的亞伯達大學(University Of Alberta),可以說是一趟奇幻冒險之旅,對於從來未曾開過遠程路途的我來說,十二個小時的長途跋涉確實是一項挑戰,行前利用網路及長途電話訂好三個停留的旅館及民宿,帶著一大一小的孩子、新鮮水果和當天製作的格子鬆餅,懷著不知道將會發生什麼事的心情和一股想要達成目標的勇氣,駕車上路了~
The road trip to Edmonton was really an adventure for me and my children. We booked three places to stay through the web. I put some blankets, books,and toys in the car for my little boy and brought some homemade waffles and fresh fruits with me. With a feeling of anxiety and  my motivation to prove to myself, we hit the road.
 
*格子鬆餅真的很適合外帶出遊時當點心,也是小兒子很愛的塞嘴零食。
 
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第一站,我們到達位於Clear Water的 Jasper way Inn 如同在網站上說的,他們才剛剛買下這個地方,還在更新當中,我心想,價位便宜,旁邊又有美麗的湖泊,也許我們可以訂這家旅館,也算是對於誠實主人的鼓勵。 一路上,一山過一山,一嶺接一嶺,溪流、山谷和峻嶺...,我們利用GPS的導航系統,來來回回在同一條快接近目的地的路上開來又開去,後來發現,在輸入GPS資料的時候,最好是利用地址,直接用商家名稱,似乎較容易出錯。
 
 
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這裡的床已經更新,衛浴雖舊,還算乾淨,但使用起來並不享受,然而,最重要的床已經滿足我們疲憊身軀的需求,重要的是我們睡了舒服的一覺,第二天起床後,感到精神飽滿,於是到旅館旁的湖邊走走,才發現這湖水很適合戲水游泳,因為湖底有些地方有溫泉湧出,讓湖水溫度舒服,下次應該可以訂這家旅館有湖景的房間,雖然有湖景的房間較貴些,但配有廚房,很適合小住幾夜,讓自己的心放鬆在這美麗的湖畔,孩子也一定會很盡興的!
 
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Edmonton trip 056  
我們出發前,準備了三張卡片,打算寫些話送給住宿的主人,在這一站,我們寫道:「謝謝您提供舒適的床,讓我們好好睡的一覺,也希望您的更新可以繼續順利的進行。:)」
 
The first one~Jasper Way Inn, an updating inn, just like the owner says on the web site; she is improving the rooms. The price is good and the site has a beautiful lake, so we thought we should give it a try. The beds are new and really comfy. Although the washroom is not updated, it is clean enough to use.  I brought three cards with me for writing something to the the places we stayed.  So~I wrote," Thank you for the hospitality. The beds are comfortable and we had a good night sleep. Hope your updating will go on smoothly. " 
 
Road Trip 100  
在到達下一個住宿地點之前,好友推薦了一個在Valemount值得拜訪的麵包店~Swiss Bakery瑞士麵包店
 
2013-09-05 Road Trip2  
旅途中更能體會「休息是為了走更長遠的路。」我們很慶幸來到這家瑞士人開的歐風麵包店,除了露臺上有餐桌可以吃點心、小憩一下,室內也有幾張很有小木屋氣氛的桌椅,我呢,當然是會選擇有木屋氣氛的桌椅,放鬆的感受這家瑞士麵包店所營造的氛圍,在餐巾紙架與糖盒上,都畫上瑞士國旗,窗台上放了各式和乳牛有關的手藝品,孩子一坐下,眼睛和雙手就興奮又好奇的沒有停下來過,在味覺還沒品嚐以前,視覺就已經讓人養足了眼! 
 
"Rest is for a long journey ahead." We were so glad that we came to visit this European bakery,Valemount Swiss Bakery. There are some tables on the deck for visitors to have some soup and bread, and also there is a cozy room with a cottage atmosphere inside of the bakery . I chose to sit inside to feel what the owner was trying to build in this cute little room. Once my little boy sat on the chair, he started to wonder about the table because there were too many things for him to look at. We were already satisfied just by these eye-catching crafts without even tasting the food.
 
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我們點了一份今日特湯組合~
This is Today's Soup.
 
Road Trip 095  
一看這黃綠色的湯,一開始以為...大概是豌豆濃湯吧!結果並不是呢!是用綠豆和馬鈴薯煮成的喔!味道特別,也很耐喝,讓我一口接著一口,我從來沒有喝過以綠豆煮成的鹹湯,所以很想藉由味覺體會這湯的作法,直到喝到最後一口,仍然覺得好喝,心想,回家後一定要來試做看看!
At beginning, I thought the yellowish green soup was made of peas, but it was not that easy! With mung beans and potatos, the owner created a flavorful soup. I tasted  one scoop after the other and tried to understand how it was made...
 
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麵包師傅就是老闆娘的先生,利用電窯、石板、高溫及蒸氣烘焙的麵包,有著幾乎要焦的外皮,但仍保留了麵包內的濕度,加了多榖,吃起真是津津有味。
 
 
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這麵包吃起順口極了!其實是因為心想...和自己做的味道真像!哈哈!
 
*有興趣做這樣的麵包嗎?歡迎來看看Gemmy做的喔!
 
2013-09-05 Road Trip4
除了歐式麵包,還有幾款加了莓果、堅果及肉桂的甜麵包,都值得吃吃看喔!出外旅遊,帶著一顆開放的心和更加敏銳的觀察力,收穫就異常的豐富了~
With an extra sensitive oberservation and  an open minded heart, I was inspired. I think I will definitely try to figure out some new recipes after this visit.
  
2013-09-05 Road Trip3  
麵包店的女主人有著開朗的個性,她的親切與熱情讓我們削減旅途的疲憊,休息夠了,我們帶著愉快的心情走出了麵包店,出了店門,女兒說的第一句話是:「這樣的店,在這窮鄉僻曩的地方,也能生存,真是厲害!」我想,可以這樣生存著,除了美好的味道,就是人們最容易感受到的人情了~
The hostess of the bakery always has a cheerful smile on her face. Her kindness to people and passion for her work had made us feel relaxed and delighted. After we stepped out of the store, my daughter wondered," How could a bakery flourish so well in the middle of nowhere?!" I think that in addition of the delicious food, the warm feelings will be remembered most amongst people~
 
這趟旅程,真的很值得,家人和朋友的意義,就在於我們總是可以count on each other~
旅途之所以有趣,不是事事都如預料發生,而是許多不期而遇或意想不到的事情出現,接下來,我們會遇到什麼事呢?敬請期待喔!!
(To be continued...)
 
   
 
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