Friday, August 8, 2008

Canada Trip

We're home now from a great trip to Canada. Pam and the kids flew up a few days before I did. I was stuck back at home working which is never as fun as vacation. :) We try to make it up to Calgary at least twice per year and have been about that for the past few years. The highlight, of course, was visiting with family and watching the kids enjoy playing with cousins. There was a lot of swimming to be had, too.

Josh having fun with cousins on their water slide

Another highlight of our Canada excursions is a trip up to Banff National Park. We love to hike and enjoy being out in God's country. The mountains are majestic and there are lots of lakes to see and throw rocks into. Joshua was keen to find plenty of sticks along the trails. We spent one night in Banff, too.

In the village of Banff there is a candy shop that we never miss either. I'm not much of a candy or sweets person - but as you can see from Megan - most in the family are.

The Bow river runs through Calgary and Banff. We took an afternoon to have fun on the river with a canoe and paddle boat. Blake did some great rowing, the girls not so much. There were a lot of ducks out and about. Abby and Meg loved the little babies.

We all arrived home safely early this week. Pam and kids a day after me - again that work thing. The kids did well (I hear) on the return flight sitting two and two across a row with Pam behind. This week we've been able to enjoy more cousin time with both Aimee and Melissa in town.


Laura Tanner said...

Who has the waterslide in their backyard? Pretty awesome. Might need to get one of those for 67.

If Abby is any relation of mine, she has no arm strength. It's not her fault she can't row. :-)

Michelle and Byron said...

Hey you Severson crew! It is so fun to see your updated family. Everyone is so big (except the parents of course!) You all look great and certainly look like you are living the high life. I say that just because I know you have been done with training for YEARS now, and we keep looking for more! I am going to link you to our blog so we can spy on you more often. It will be fun to keep in touch better.

kami said...

Looks like you had a great vacation. I've always wanted to go to Canada but I have no idea where to go. I feel like we should go soon because the kids have passports that are going to expire and I want to "get my money" out of them. We'll have to call the Severson Travel Group and get more info :)

Chris S. said...

Great to hear from you Michelle and Kami. Everyone should get a Canada trip in. It dispels so many Eskimo and igloo rumors.

jcsev said...

Wow! Beautiful! We just got back from a Canadian excursion too! We went to British Columbia or B.C. as they call it there! Vancouver, the city, was alot bigger that I realized! These pictures just prove what I have always suspected,.. all of Canada is beautiful!!