Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Travels to Canada Part 1
Millie and I just returned from an eight day trip with our wonderful neighbors to British Columbia, Canada. Janelle's parents own Farview Bed and Breakfast, which is where we all stayed. They were the best hosts ever and we are now huge fans of Canada! Here we are on our stopping for lunch on our way.
We drove over the mountains, I believe it was Highway 2 and it was still pretty snowy up there.
Here is Janelle's parents home near Golden, BC. It was gorgeous!
I took this picture looking out the front window.
All the kids loved the playground in the backyard. It was a favorite spot to play in everyday.
On our first day we visited the quaint town of Golden. Here we are in front of the Kicking Horse bridge. Golden is in a great location. We were very close to six major National Parks.
We spent the afternoon walking thru town, visiting the local bookstore, and later ended the day with some ice cream.
Millie and Carolee had so much fun on this swing that "Grampy" and Mike (Janelle's husband) made during our visit.
I did not expect to see any bears...but I was hoping we would...and on our third day we spotted this black bear along the highway on the way to go hiking at Ross Lake. We actually saw 4 bears on our trip. Two black bears and two grizzly bears.
Off we all go for a day hike.
First we walked along this road and then the rest of the hike was thru the woods. Can you believe we hiked nearly 4 miles with 4 kids from the ages of 18 mths, a three year old, 4 year old and a 7 year old. The kids did great and we had a beautiful rest along the shores of the lake.
Relaxing at Ross Lake.
I will post lots more photos of trip very soon!