Here's another one from earlier this year. Way back in the spring I bundled the kids into the car and took them for a drive out to West Bragg Creek and Kananaskis. We ended up at Elbow Falls and went for a nice hike and had a picnic lunch there. Elbow Falls is a very beautiful spot, but it's rather underwhelming as there really isn't very much to do there. The trip as a whole was great though and we all had a good time hanging out together.
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 ››
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 ››
My favorite place to hang out while at the cottage is up near the falls. I've spent many hours walking around near the falls enjoying them and trying to make more and better images. There are so many neat places to explore that I literally spend hours walking around and climbing on the rocks. This year I got to show Melanie some of my favorite places and we explored the area several times together. If anything she's even more excited about going up to the falls than I am!As I've mentioned before it rained a lot during our trip this year so I didn't dare to … Continue Reading ››
Ferg, The Ferg, Bud, Buddy. Fergus McDuff. Fergus.Good natured, extremely quirky, and always fun to have around. He was a huge part of our family. Melanie grew up with him and he looked after her. Andrew loved him too and I'm sad that they barely got to know each other. He was one of the best friends I've ever had and saying goodbye was by far the hardest thing I've ever had to do.I know you're in a better place now Ferg. I hope you have all the treats you ever want, and that … Continue Reading ››