Friday, July 31, 2009

July Jasper to Hornby

This is from the top of one of the mountains in Tofino, which was our last destination.

This is the same mountain, just a different view.

This is a shot from Athabasaca Falls in Jasper. It was amazing how the water carved right through the stone.

We took the Jasper Tramm (like a gondola) and then hiked to the top of the mountain. I am afraid of heights, so I was very proud of myself for doing this. The view was worth it, though.

Thi is the view from the top of the tramm.

We saw so muchwild life while we were in Jasper. There was a family of Elk who visited our hotel (Fairmont Jasper) every day. This is a baby elk (fawn) who we saw one day.

On the way back from the hot springs we saw a mama bear and three of her cubs. she was digging for something in the dirt. Whatever it was, they sure loved it.

This is the little baby bear cub we saw.
This is on the beach in Tofino. I kept wondering, "does it ever get warm here?"

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Canada Day

Happy Canada Day! This is the day that we all reflect on this beautiful country of ours. We can all be happy that this is the place that we call home. A large and bountiful land where promise and hope abounds, people are tolerant of one another, and beauty can be seen on every corner. Thank goodness we are Canadians living in this country of peace, prosperity, and happiness!
Today we enjoyed the festivities in Wascana park (along with 40,000 others), and tomorrow off to the lake to enjoy more of the fine weather. I just love the summer! Then, to BC for a bit to visit the coast. Why would we go anywhere else in the summer when Canada is SO beautiful?