Friday, October 19, 2007

Hello again!

We made it back home safe and sound in one piece. What a great time we had out west! It was the first time for both Shawn and I. We finally got to see the Rockies! Talk about spectacular...I've never seen anything so majestic in my life. I was in awe of their beauty. We took a whole bootload of pictures but the fact of the matter is, no picture does the scenery justice.
On the way to Banff

At Banff (yes it was that cold!)


At Lake Louise



We found this big guy on the soccer field at the Banff Springs hotel


At the border between Alberta and British Columbia

We took a whole bunch of pictures so this is just a small taste of what we have. All our other pictures are still on the memory cards, so hopefully I'll have them available soon.

We also did a tour of Calgary which took us to the downtown core, China town, the ski jumps from the 1988 Olympics, Kensington Street (the posh area of Calgary), and a whole bunch of other areas.

We went to Drumheller "The Dinosaur Capital of the World". We went to the Royal Tyrell Museum. We saw some of the most amazing fossils, it was like being a little kid again. It was spectacular!

Of course the highlight for us was being able to spend time with Isabel, Mark and Lucas. I didn't realize how much I missed having them close by until I saw them again. Lucas went crazy when he saw us at the airport and I went crazy when I saw him. When I went to pick him up, I realized how old I'm getting because that kid now weighs a ton! He made us laugh with all his crazy antics. It was so much fun being able to play with him, read to him, talk to him and laugh with him. Do I miss them.

All in all we had a great time and can't wait to go back. Maybe Alberta isn't so evil after all.

15 comments:

MotherMotherOcean said...

great pics.

Lisa said...

Hey there! Glad you had a good time and you're back safe and sound. What beautiful pictures. Boy they sure do have big "squirles" in their soccor fields don't they? Anyway glad you're back.

Mark & Michelle said...

So glad that you had a great time!!

Vacations pass by FAR too quickly!

Catherine said...

Welcome home! Glad you had such a great trip! Beautiful pics. Neat tour of Calgary!

AB is a beeeautiful province and the Rockies? BREATHTAKING!!!

Glad you had such fun with the family too!

Steffie B. said...

Very, very cool. Glad you had a wonderful time.

Kathy and Joel said...

The pics make me want to go back. Joel wanted to move there after our vacay there a few years ago because it was so beautiful.
Glad you are home safe and sound and that you enjoyed Evil Alberta. :)

Doris & Dan said...

What great photos!!!

Sounds like a great time. I gotta get out to evil Alberta one day!!

Keep smilin!

LIZ said...

Great Pics! I've never been out west except flying into and out of Vancouver on my China trip! Would love to vacation there some time, it looks beautiful.

Janet said...

HEY! Evil ALBERTA? I think you mean Ontario, don't ya? After seeing all those pics, you CAN'T think that Alberta is Evil! :-)

Next time you come, I'd love to meet you! And I promise not to be too mean....:-)

Mark & Terri said...

Incredible pictures! One day...

redmaryjanes said...

Wow, it looks just gorgeous!

Brandi said...

Beautiful pics! I have always loved the Rockies...they are absolutely beautiful!

Glad you had a great vacation!

sea star said...

Breathtaking photos! It certainly is a site to be seen.

Roy and Lori said...

Beautiful pictures! Glad you
had such a wonderful trip!

Tracey & Mike said...

Great pics! Sounds like you had a fabo time!