Saturday, August 01, 2009

Holidays 2009

You may remember reading that we were planning to go to Yellowstone National Park for about 10 days.....well, we changed our plans.

After a few camping trips out, it was fairly obvious that they boys reached a limit at about 4 days in the trailer. Going for 10 might have been pushing it. So, we revamped our holidays.

The first week that Chris was off, we went camping for 4 days at Bow Valley near Canmore, our new favorite campground. We had a great time despite the almost constant drizzle and chilly weather.

Then we were home for a few days to do some yard work and things around the house. Wouldn't you know it, those days were in the high 20s and low 30s. Good weather for sweating in the yard!

Then we headed to Fernie, BC for a night and then into Montana to do some shopping. We stayed between Kalispell and Whitefish, Montana. The campground was great, but the problem was that it absolutely POURED the whole time we were there. Not just rained, but poured buckets. There really was nothing else to do BUT shop!

By the third day, our trailer seemed to be getting smaller by the hour and we were ready to come home. The drive home was no treat. We chose to drive the whole way in one day, which would be about 6.5 hours, but with 2 small children took closer to 8.5. It was a looooong day!

Then we were home for a few more days before Chris had to head back to work. And guess what? The weather when we got back was up in the high 20s and low 30s again! We just couldn't get good weather when we were camping!

On our way to and from Montana, we stopped in Sparwood, BC to see the world's largest tandem dump truck. Luca was absolutely awestruck! It was all he talked about and was definitely the hilight of his trip! The tires are 11 feet in diameter! The truck is huge! It used to be operational and was used in the coal mines at Sparwood, but was retired when something failed and was going to be very costly to fix. It is now a tourist attraction there. Check out the website.

Here are some photos of that trip:

1 comment:

Karyn said...

Those photos are great! Sorry you had such lousy weather while camping, but sounds like your plans were good.