Tag Archives: Deer

A winter walk at Carburn Park

We had another beautiful day in Calgary, and those have been very few and far between lately. What a year! It was a nasty summer, followed by a beautiful fall. But the winter has started out very cold and very snowy! So we've really been concentrating on taking advantage of the nice days when we get them. On this day we went for a walk through the winter wonderland at Carburn Park. There was a light coating of fresh fluffy snow all over everything yet it was also crisp and sunny out. The deer and chickadees came out to visit and we had a really nice walk![gallery link="file" … Continue Reading ››

Hiking at Chester Lake

Another family hiking trip, this time to Chester Lake in Kananaskis. We did an approximately 10 km round trip, including 320m of elevation gain. Andrew walked all the way up to the lake, but got a ride (and a nap) in the backpack for part of the way back down. It was a beautiful hike and the highlight of the trip was that there were loads of fresh wild strawberries beside the trail! It took us much longer to go back down the trail than it normally would have!

Yellowstone Vacation — Junior Ranger

This post is not as long as the other ones about our trip to Yellowstone, but it is longer than most. Feel free to jump straight to the bottom to see the photos. But don’t forget to come back later to read the story!On our third full day in Yellowstone we again decided to get up early and hit the highway instead of cooking breakfast. We went back to the gas station to buy breakfast and then headed back down the road to Hayden Valley. The scenic landscape in the valley had been so beautiful the day before, and it was so exciting to see the … Continue Reading ››

Yellowstone Vacation — Calgary to Yellowstone

I've wanted to visit Yellowstone National Park for years (as long as I can remember really) and Louise and I have often talked about going there. Every time it came up we ended up deciding that it was a little bit too far away and too ambitious a trip. But when we had some unplanned vacation time to use up this summer, and when Louise kept telling me that she wanted to do more camping this year, the conversations kept returning to Yellowstone. We finally decided to just do it. Uncharacteristically for us, we made the decision little more than a week in advance, … Continue Reading ››