So as July approached we have another tradition that started a few years ago – meeting Jim and Janice as soon as Janice is done school for the summer. As large cattle farmers this is the one time of the year Jim can manage to get away, and it’s been so great to make a time where we can get together.
We decided to meet in Pincher Creek and then explore the area around – Waterton specifically. And maybe Fernie :)
It was BLAZING hot there. We could barely do anything in the heat and the AC in our trailers JUST kept up. We visited Surveyor’s Lake where there are TONS of turtles in the water, took a cruise to the US border, and just enjoyed each others company.
But we made lots of time for visiting, refreshments, food and friendship!
Lindsay and I had discussed trying to do Edmonton attractions this summer, so we fit in a day with the kids there too!
In the middle of July we met Ivan at Abraham. As you can see from my photo it was a lot of work!
Lindsay and Jeremy and the boys joined us, tenting no less! We did the Siffleur Falls trail. That’s always a great hike. Mason and Connor had a great time. Connor is working up to a long overnight hike with Jeremy, so this was a great practice run. They seemed to have more energy than us. LOL
Since we seemed on a roll this month, Lindsay and I also took the kids to the Royal Alberta Museum and Taste of Edmonton. What a blast, what a hot day, what good food and what a tired Grandma!
Then the next day the girls and I went again for an adult evening.
July finished off with a fantastic camping boating trip with the Cameron kids! We pulled up to Minnie Lake by Bonnyville. What a great time. We boated, visited Bonnyville for Mr Mikes dinner, saw Clifford and Cheryl, Jim and Janice, and had so much fun. Beach volleyball, Bean Bag Toss, tubing and Grandpa’s best moment – the kids all went skiing!
FANTASTIC SUMMER DAYS!