Monday, July 19, 2010

Oh, Canada!

Summer vacation this year was a road trip up to Canada! The first night Dad forgot to book us a room, so we ended up sleeping in this teepee! Just kidding! We sat in that teepee for all of five minutes to take pictures and we both ended up with several mosquito bites - ouch!

Our next adventure was driving through Glacier National Park - I've never seen anything like it! It was gorgeous! There were waterfalls everywhere and several stretches of road that were a sheer drop off! It was some scary driving!
Here is a picture of the whole gang at the Banff Springs Hotel! The weather was perfect for us tourists! We had a fun day of seeing the sights and getting acclamated with the locals! We had fun trying to figure out the currency exchange and the local language... we heard a lot of eh's and aboot's! Gotta love that Canadian accent!

This is a picture of Banff, Canada! Isn't is beautiful? We left our hotel, drove for about one mile and almost got side swiped by a black bear! It just barely missed us and then darted across the road. After our scary encounter with our little bear, we headed up to Norquay ski resort. A short 5 minutes later, we encountered another bear - this one grazing off the side of the road. Two bears only a few miles apart!

Welcome to gorgeous Lake Louise! As you can see in the picture, the lake is fed by a gigantic glacier! Although the water is FREEZING, we were daring enough to take a canoe out on the lake! It was amazing! My brother Chris took his girlfriend Karen out on a canoe also and in the middle of the lake, he proposed! Yay! We're so excited to have our fun new sister-in-law!

We finished off our fun adventure through Canada with horseback riding through Banff National Park and a one of a kind evening steak fry! We saw all kinds of wildlife: mosquitos, ducks, mosquitos, Canadian geese, mosquitos, and even a coyote! My horse was named Dally and James' horse was named Jackpot. It was a blast and a perfect way to see Canada! All in all, our trip was super fun - thanks to my family for helping us make such awesome memories!


Karen said...

Great recap, Heather! Every time I see a picture of you, I'm jealous of how photogenic you are!

P.S. I'm excited to be part of the family, too!

Ashley Ann said...

Looks like so much fun!!!

The Dabo's said...

So thrilled for you guys!!! I am excited to go through this adventure with you, through your blog! Thanks for the invite!

Maria said...

Looks like it was a fun, and very scenically beautiful, trip!

Brooke S said...

Looks like a fun trip. I've always wanted to go to Banff... (because it's cool to say)

Good luck on your adoption process, Zuka & Heather!