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Yellowstone Vacation — Hayden Valley and Old Faithful

This is another really long post, so feel free to jump straight to the bottom to see the photos. But don't forget to come back later to read the story!For our second day in Yellowstone we decided to get up early and hit the highway right away instead of cooking breakfast at the campsite. There is a gas station adjacent to the Canyon campground so we went there for fuel: gas, coffee, tea, milk, and cinnamon buns. We wanted to be on the road in the early hours of the morning in order to have the best chance at seeing big game (and of course for … 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 ››

Camping at Two-Jack in Banff

Here are a few more pictures from our trip to Banff... I've actually already posted a bunch of other pictures from this trip over at my other site, so you might be interested to check them out too.We recently camped in Banff national park at the Two-Jack main campsite. Banff is an amazingly beautiful place and we are very lucky to have it so close to us. We really try to take advantage of that as often as we can, but it never feels like we get there enough. Two-Jack Lake is our preferred campsite, but … Continue Reading ››

Playing at the Playground at Pearce Estate Park

Grandma and Grandpa Phillips came to town for a visit so we took a trip down to Pearce Estate Park to see the Pelicans at the weir (click here to see some pictures of the Pelicans). The kids are always happy to go to any park in the city, as long as it has a playground... So while my Mom and Dad and I enjoyed pelicans, Louise took the kids over to play. They had a great time and we got back in time to watch and enjoy the fun too...(click the images to see them larger)