Tuesday, September 08, 2009
I'm so happy to be back home again....maybe I can get some rest now! lol.
We had a fantastic time, the two girls and I. I love that my daughters are just as in to our "girl time" once a year, as I am. This year saw Shy and I heading off on Thursday morning for an 8 hour drive to Fort St. John BC to meet up with Kaeli.
Shyra loading her pillow and "blankie" into the vehicle.
We had a great day for traveling. Not too hot and not too much traffic as the long weekend really didn't start until Friday for most people. The scenery was beautiful and we had lots of giggles and laughs about some of the signs and sights we saw along the way. The one that really got Shy and I were the two big signs that said "Watch for Pedestrians on the Road"....excuse me, but why???? This is a major highway in the middle of nowhere! Then we started to notice that along the sides of the road, randomly placed would be a bench or an old car seat. Obviously, people like to sit and watch the traffic go by! At least that was one of the crazy stories we made up as we were traveling.
Only in Canada do you see the Canadian beaver so proudly displayed!
Friday saw the girls and I once again on the road. We traveled to the W.A. C. Bennett dam to take in the wonders of man vs mother nature. What a spectacular sight. Throughly enjoyed the tour that took us 500 metres under a mountain to see the inner workings of dam and feel the power of the the Peace River as it flowed through the controlled passages.
Some of the beautiful scenery on the way to the dam
We passed through the town of Hudson's Hope and took the time to stop in at the museum there. Just a small little museum, but filled with all kinds of fossils of plants and dinosaur bones and tracks. Even a lovely Mammoth tusk on display.
Part of the Peace River that flows through BC on it's way to the dam.
Kaeli considering trading in her present mode of transportation for a "new" mode. lol
Unfortunately at the dam (due to security reasons) we were not able to take pictures of us in our lovely apparel of hard hats and colorful vests. But we did get to drive across the top of the dam to the look out spot.
The lake that was created by the dam is an amazing site, very cold as it is glacier fed.
The view from the other side of the valley looking down on the dam. The mountain directly in front is the one that we got to go down underground in.
Kaeli and I enjoying the lakeshore
My crazy girls Shyra and Kaeli
Shy, myself and Kaeli
There were so many fossils just lying around, unfortunately everyone that we found was too big to bring home!
I did manage to bring a small chunk of coal home though. The black in the background is coal. Everywhere you look on the sides of the canyon are bands of coal. Quite an interesting sight.
Saturday saw us bringing home Kaeli's new "Baby". Nevi is all of six weeks old and such a cutie. She is a cross between a mini rex and a lopp ear. We aren't sure if her ears will eventually flop or not. She is a real sweetheart.
The girls I headed out to a movie Saturday night and then an evening of visiting at a local pub. Seeing as I don't drive...I got to be the designated driver...not that it was necessary...but we were prepared! lol We went to see "All about Steve". What a crazy fun movie.
Sunday at noon, saw Shy and I sadly saying goodbye to Kaeli and making the long trek back home. Next year's plans are already in the works. We are going to take in the "Mummie exhibition from Mexico" We know that they are in Detroit this October, but that they will be touring six other US cities between 2010 and 2012. So as soon as we can get further information as to where, we will choose a location and plan our trip. Woo Hoo USA be prepared the "Husak girls" are coming!
Thanks for stopping by and sharing some of our fun times with me.
Have an awesome evening.