Camping at Cypress Hills Provincial Park

Cypress Hills Provincial Park

Beach Vacation

We go camping for the last weekend of June almost every year. This year was a little different than most years in that we headed East in search of sandy beaches instead of West towards cold mountain streams. And as luck would have it the weekend came with some of the the hottest weather we have ever seen since moving to Alberta. With highs of 37 °C it was the perfect time to be hanging out at the beach!We had great food, good fun with wonderful friends, and we were rewarded with beautiful sunsets every night too. … Continue Reading ››

2nd Annual Trail Ride at Anchor D Ranch

Trail Ride at Anchor D RanchWe went for our 2nd annual trail ride with friends at Anchor D Ranch in the Sheep River Valley south of Calgary. The ranch is in some amazingly beautiful country and we had great weather for our ride. Although we did not follow the exact same route as last year it was very similar and we had every bit as much fun. Definitely a highlight of the year that the kids will be talking about for a long time.

Melanie’s Last Day of Girl Guides

Melanie's Last Day of Girl Guides (8)

Lady Baden-Powell Award

Melanie finished up her career as a Girl Guide in style this week by being awarded the Lady Baden-Powell Award, which is the highest award that a guide can earn:"It involves completing the Guide Program as well as extra initiative in the areas of Community Service, Volunteering, while learning about the life and work of our World Chief Guide, Lady Olave Baden-Powell. The Award is a pin in the shape of the Guide uniform hat that Lady B-P almost always wore."She also received a number of other new patches, badges, and pins … Continue Reading ››