This summer, we did our usual road trip out to Calgary with Grandma and Djeda, but for a change we spent a couple nights in Revelstoke both ways. On our first leg, we stayed at Williamson Lake Campground in the Yome (essentially a yurt). Aside from a bazillion mosquitoes and a traumatic poo incident (ask Auntie Elisa), we had a great time. The kids loved the lake, the playground and Tristan went crazy over the train museum. In fact, he went pretty crazy over the dozen or so trains we passed on the drive.
Tristan and his cousin Chase are BFFs and have a similar obsession with Paw Patrol. Note the matching Marshall hats. The boys took in some of the rides at Heritage Park along with Auntie Jenn and even went on a mini Ferris Wheel by themselves.
One of my favourite pics of the trip. Ella with her Pra Baka. We had so much fun with all the aunties, uncles and grandparents.
Paul flew into Calgary and picked us up at the end of our trip. We decided to spend two nights in 3 Valley Gap on the drive home. The place is crazy, it’s an aging resort with rooms that remind me of the kind of motels I stayed at as a kid, but the grounds are beautiful. The place is all by itself on a lake with gardens and an adjacent ghost town and railway roundhouse with numerous trains and antique memorabilia. We could have spent hours there if we’d known just how extensive it is. One of the coolest bits was the train car Pierre Trudeau famously flipped off Western Canada in. We got to walk around in the car and saw the rooms of Margaret Trudeau and her lady-in-waiting, but oddly no bedroom for Pierre.