Our June, but blogging about it in August, summer camping trip part une

Thursday, August 26, 2010

I can not believe it's been two months since we went on our big camping trip. Darcy's school finishes an entire week earlier then most schools at the end of June. So we take advantage of that and avoid the summer holiday crowds on the road, camp sites, museums, and other touristy spots. So here are the photos as I promised, part one of two. A little late...two months...whoops! We first headed towards Jasper National Park, then went to British Columbia's Thompson Okanagan region and the Kootenay Rockies, and made our way back through Banff National Park. A more detailed map of the route we took and some of the places we checked out here.

Heading towards the mountains.

The view from the top

Climbing all the rocks there, what little boys do best.

A gorgeous water fall along the road

Bighorn Sheep

The Enchanted Forest. I thought it would be cheesy, but the boys really loved it. I did too. They got to explore, run, climb, touch everything. Very much needed after a long car ride.

The big, tall tree house they had there. I would like this for my backyard please. That's Darcy runny up the stairs. He was climbing, running, touching everything too. Those three have too much energy.

Davidson Orchards Country Village. Very cute place. We were hoping to go on one of their farm tours, but it wasn't operating on that day we went. Instead we went to their delicious cafe and checked out their store where I bought some apple syrup. YUM!

Their famous apple juice.

Hot dog and a cookie in a bucket. They know what a kid wants for lunch.

Cherry farms everywhere along the road between Penticton and Oliver. We just had to stop and buy a bag.

Walking among the rows and rows of cherry tree

NK'MIP Desert Cultural Centre in Osoyoos, the only desert in Canada and it was really REALLY hot.

A state-of-the-art interpretive centre. Absolutely gorgeous.

Outdoor exhibit where you walk along trails to learn about the climate, the habitat, old villages.

A view as we were leaving the Okanagan valley.


Rebecca said...

amazing photos from your trip! Now I want to go ;)

Bro said...

Great pics Sis! I didnt get to see some of those!! Im gonna have to check out those routes! The outdoor hikes look so beautiful!