Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Our Trip Part 3

Ok so I know it has been a long time since we have posted but with finishing harvest and everything that comes with fall has been keeping us very busy,anyway I thought I would do another post about our trip so here it goes.

Unloading the van at a campground in Hope B.C.

The guys and girls always had races with setting up the tents(the girls always won with setting up:) But the guys were ahead with taking down and cleaning up !

These are some scenery pictures of saturday morning.

And just a family picture.

On saturday we headed to Vancouver.

And from there we went to Vancouver Island on a ferry and we got to see the ocean:)

This was the inside of the ferry. We had never been on a ferry before so it was very exciting for us.

I took some pictures of Rae outside as you can tell it was quite windy:)

And then on Sunday we went to the Cathedral Grove with one of the biggest trees in Canada everything was quite pretty.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011


WOW, we haven't posted in like a long time :)

I am so sorry for not taking the time to post lately, we have just been so busy, the weather has been perfect for harvest so we've been out on the field alot, and like normal there's always so many other things going on that keep you far to busy.

But here's just a few pictures of some combining that's going on.

Combining Canola.

Stopping for a quick supper on the field with everyone.

It's always so fun getting everyone together and eating out on the field!

And after supper they're off again.

It is the blessing of the LORD that makes rich, and He adds no sorrow to it.

Proverbs 10:22

Friday, August 19, 2011

Trip Part 2

After our night in Glacier National Park we headed back into Canada. When going into Montana we were in Alberta,coming back we were already in BC. Traveling a very scenic route with mountains on one side and a huge lake on the other for several hours. We crossed the lake with a ferry. We also had the opportunity to stop at an orchard and pick all the cherries we needed. They tasted so much better than buying them in the store. To bad we were not on our way home yet or we could have filled our coolers and put some up for winter use. But we all had our fill and some pails for eating on the way:) They also had apricots which were almost done and peaches which were just ripening. But we got to taste some of both. How sweet and juicy! These pictures are taken at the orchards,on the ferry, staying at Castlegar and walking over the suspension bridge there.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Our Trip part 1

Leaving the home front Tuesday,August 2 at 7:30 am. We had the van loaded with food to last us a good week,camping gear for 8 people and 1 suitcase of clothes for each person. Everyone was allowed ONE carry-on as Rita would say. Here they had activities for along the way. Raechelle kept the children in line by doing coloring and drawing contests on the way. The van windows got many decorations and smiley faces taped to them as we traveled along. The first day was the longest day of driving as we drove through the flat prairies.

In Sask. we planned to meet our married children Josh and Rebecca with his parents who were travelling home from a family gathering in Alberta. It gave us a little time to stretch and say good by to them,because after all it would be 2 weeks before we would be seeing our little grandson again!

Arriving at the first campsite at Chin Lake Alberta about 8 pm. This was a self check in campground. There were signs on the grass saying not to set up tents on the grass. But there was no one to ask why not and it looked so much more appealing to set them up on the grass instead the hard gravel and we couldn't see any harm in it. But we were in for a surprise when during the night the automatic,built-in lawn sprinklers went off! We were up in a flash, that explained why no tents on the grass. In the morning we had a few good chuckles and had learned another little something. Why do we want our children to obey???

A family picture before we left the next morning.

After driving an hour or so the next day we began to see the mountains. This was exciting as the children had never seen the mountains before. That day we drove into Montana and spent the rest of the day in the Glacier National Park. Here we had a picnic lunch,hiked some trails and saw some lovely water falls and lakes. The color of the lakes was so pure and clear. We drove right next to the snow and got to touch some of it! The rest of the pictures are taken in Glacier. That night we stayed at a campground where there were bears around so we took extra caution by packing away ALL our food and not leaving any table scraps around for them to be attracted to.