Our first weekend escapade away from the little man was the best mix of adventure and rejuvenation. We indulged in the quaint town of Banff, treked to the Johnston Canyon frozen waterfalls, skied Sunshine slopes, dog sledded to Spray Lake and relaxed at Lake Louise. Mostly, we marveled how majestic the white blankets of entirely frozen arctic lakes were in the midst of the Rockies. Feeling like dreamy winter wonderlands themselves, my icy aquamarine ring and chrysocaolla, malachite and diamond necklace were fitting travel companions.

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