Monday, November 15, 2021

And the Landscape Changed

We spent a week travelling back to Ontario from Vancouver Island and saw so many beautiful places in such a short span of time! 

When we arrived back on mainland we took a different route than we have in the past and found ourselves driving just north of the American border. 

Seeing the border markers made me feel like I was at the beginning of another adventure (and in a way we were, it just wasn’t a hiking adventure).

Of course it made Michael feel like he needed to jump back and forth between the two countries.

Our only planned stop was in Abbotsford to spend a day with Michael’s brother Peter. We ended up picking him up and going up to Yale where the guys spent the day gold panning and I took lots of pictures and learned a little bit of local history.

It was a gorgeous area and one I’d like to come back to and really explore.

Peter found a ton of Rubies and Michael thinks he found gold!

I found pretty rocks!

We all enjoyed a perfect day!

We spent the night in Abbotsford and headed east in the morning. At Revelstoke we stopped several times to take pictures.

It was so sad to be leaving BC but our first stop in Alberta at Canmore was just as breath taking! I love this cute town!

We are so grateful for the chance to travel and see these beautiful places.  As we drove into the flat land we saw a different kind of beauty.

And soon we were in the centre of Canada (east to west centre).

And then there was the familiar landscape of Ontario.

It was a whirlwind of a trip. We were in a bit of a rush to make it back in time for our grand daughter’s birthday and we made it! 

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