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Camping at Waterton – Day 2

Waterton is an incredibly windy place and the wind howled all night the first night and most of the second day too. We didn't let that get to us though and we went out and enjoyed the park anyway! We checked out downtown Waterton in the morning and had lunch at the lake shore with a nice view of the Prince of Wales hotel on the hill across the lake. Waterton is a cute little town (population 70 in the winter) with several nice hotels and inns.The Prince of Wales is very old and castle-like, and since it was up on the hill you can see … Continue Reading ››

Camping at Waterton – Day 1

We went camping at Waterton Lakes National Park for the Canada Day long weekend. We had never been there before but we went with Rich and Patti (and Keiran and Brenna) who had, and so we had some help figuring out where to go. They suggested a very nice campground and they had a list of kid friendly hikes that we could all do.Although the park is in the Rockies, the terrain is surprisingly different than we see in the Mountain Parks closer to Calgary. The wildflowers were in full bloom for our visit and so it was a great time of year to be there!The one … Continue Reading ››

Chinook Sunset

I was in my own little world while driving home the other day and hadn't noticed the sky until I stopped at the mailbox. When I stepped out of the truck and looked up I just said, "Wow!" When I got back into the truck Melanie said to me, "Daddy, it's beautiful outside!". It's the first time I can remember that she noticed the beauty of something without being prompted...We get Chinook's here all the time, and they always bring beautiful colors and neat patterns in the sky, but this was something extra special!As soon as I got home I grabbed my camera and went outside to take … Continue Reading ››