Epic Road Trip days 7-12
You may have noticed my lack of posting the last few days, and that is due to my extremely limited internet access. I managed to get to Tim Hortons and use the free wifi a few times to post to instagram, but that was about it. To be honest, I love not checking my phone all the time and simply being able to enjoy the moment and all the of amazing scenery!!!!
We have been in Canada almost a week now, enjoying the Crowsnest Pass in Western Alberta. Grandpa John took us hiking, swimming, camping and showed us all the local sites.
It’s hard to say what my favorite part has been and if you asked each of the kids you would probably get a different answer. The 9 year old definitely enjoyed our 3 days at Chinook Lake as evidenced by the next few photos.
The scenery while we were camping was breathtaking. I can’t even describe it, so I will show you a few photos, but honestly, they don’t do it justice.
My sweet little girl missed her daddy. I missed him too, considering that means I am the parent on call 24/7. Such kudos to all my single parent friends who do this all the time without help from a spouse. It’s HARD being the only one. And while traveling, when the little ones feel insecure, I am the one they turn to. I am their sense of home, safety and security. Humbling. And at moments frustrating, I won’t lie.
One my other favorite days was when we visited the site of the Frank Slide at the base of Turtle Mountain. It was the deadliest rock slide in Canadian history and my photo cannot accurately capture how epic and terrible this event was. We hiked through the rocks at the base of the mountain and spent an afternoon learning about the story of the Frank Slide.
In conclusion, here are some of the highlights from this week:
Despite declaring that she would “hold it” for 3 days after seeing the outhouse at the campground, the 4 year old did indeed learn how to use this hole in the ground.
Grandpa John had never eaten s’mores before. We corrupted him.
Everything tastes better cooked over a fire.
You appreciate water when it must be carried from the lake and boiled.
You appreciate wifi when it is rare.
Tomorrow we head West. We have enjoyed visiting Grandpa John ever so much and he has been great to put up with the chaos that comes with inviting 4 kids into your home. So, we are a little sad to leave. But onward ho!
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