I can't believe I haven't finished blogging about my trip to Canada this summer! After spending most of the time in Calgary and seeing our old home "village" of Rosemary we then went to Waterton. I have had the opportunity to see some parts of the world, and even though I have so much more to see... I am willing to say that Waterton is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. My dad grew up in Cardston Alberta Canada, and would spend half of the year working at his families hotel in Waterton. Waterton is a National park.... and it is beautiful. My dad has always loved the outdoors and seeing where he grew up and spent so much of his time, I really can't blame him. It is simply breathtaking. We had a lot of fun while we stayed there. My sister's husband also spent a lot of summers in Waterton and got to spend some time at his family cabin there. The first night we got there Justin led us on a midnight hike! It was well worth walking in the dark and me and Kira being afraid of bears and annoying everyone with the "bear bell." We got to the top of this mountain to see the beautiful lakes of Waterton glistening in the moonlight. I wish my
digital camera took good pictures in the dark... but some things you just can't capture with a camera. We then illgeally lit some fireworks... since it was still Canada Day, and hurried back down incase we were to get caught :)
The next morning we took a family hike. It was beautiful and really really wish Trevor had been there. Of everything we saw and did in Canada this would be the place I would want him to see the most. I think he would have really loved it. The hike was perfect and then we headed on to see some beautiful water falls and other attractions like the beautiful Prince of Wales hotel (which I had family work at, and help build!) It was so cool to see so much wild life! We saw a black bear on the side of the road, some cool mountain goats, and tons and tons of dears. The animals just wonder so freely around Waterton. Later that afternoon we took a ride on these really cool "put puts" as liked to call them. They look like those little carriages people ride in Thailand. We had way too much fun riding those around town and annoying people. The best part was when it started pouring rain on us!
We ended the night with some swimming and a big family dinner. Days don't get much better then that.
(I didn't take this one, it is via google images, but I wanted to show you all what I couldn't capture in a picture! Like I said, this place is almost magical)
(Trevor says this picture looks fake... it is NOT! I can show you the series of them if you want, haha.)