SHORT BUT SWEET



Banff - Bow River

Vacations can be relaxing or simply a change - both are beneficial.  When you get together with six adults and six children you love, it's a fun time! Not sure how much 'rest' the moms got, but hubby and I enjoyed our time together.  The weather was just right some days, yet cool and wet other days. Lots to see and do - at the lake, at the hot springs, on a hike, at the ice cream store, having barbecues at home or eating out (my first time for sushi!)  and just hanging out and playing a few games. Hope that one of these years our son and his family can join the rest of us. It's more difficult for them as they live so far away.  Back to work on Monday and don't know yet when our next break will be. We'll have these moments to remember and thank God for traveling mercies and a great time!

Lake Windermere - cool day!

In her glory - climbing trees!


 
The three of us had all kinds of fun for half a day
waiting for the rest of the family to arrive.

A few hours in Banff on our way back home!

There's no place like home for a good night's sleep!








18 comments:

ellen b. said...

It is good to be home after a vacation. There is so much of Canada that I'd love to see! Beautiful. That ice cream cone looks real good!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Yes,home is the best place,but now you have the wonderful memories of time spent with family.That ice-cream cone looks big enough for several people.
Blessings,Ruth

Glenda said...

I'm reminded of the Bill Gaither song that says, "We have these moments to hold in our hands. . . " I know you and your family made many happy memories that you can relive over and over. But I do understand the good feeling of being home, too! Your pics are wonderful!

Anonymous said...

wow, glad you had a great get-a-way with the families. Yummy ice cream Abi

Karen said...

Sounds like a fun time...but I agree...there is no finer sleep...than in one's own bed....

Doris Sturm said...

Oh, what beautiful country...I love the photos and that huge icecream cone - WOW! Sounds like you all had a wonderful time, but I agree there's no place like home.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Glad you had a wonderful trip, Karin... What a gorgeous area.... WOW!!!!

Sounds like they kept you busy the entire time... I know how good it feels to be home though and to sleep in your own bed.... Vacations are great---but getting home is wonderful also.

My oldest son love sushi ---and he tried to get me to eat it once... I just couldn't... The only raw meat I've ever eaten is a raw oyster... BuT--I had it on a cracker --with tons of horseradish on top... I just gulped it down... ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

It looks as if you had a wonderful time and I'm glad you got back home safely. I often feel that I need a vacation after my vacation, but the good times and memories are more than worth it.

Lady Dorothy said...

Such majestic mountains! I could just sit and stare at them all day long!

Bernie said...

Oh the mountains are so beautiiful aren't they, and I had ice cream at that same little shop not too long ago.....delicious.
Welcome home and have a happy Monday......:-) Hugs

Jan said...

What a delightful spot for your vacation, and such a joy to have most of your family there, what a wonderful time.
Hugs and Blessings,
Jan

Marg said...

It's good to know your travels brought you safely home again...
Looks like some wonderful family ties...I love the huge ice-cream cone..Great shot.

Peg said...

What a lovely vacation - we do live in a beautiful country, and those mountains are just so hard to resist! We'll be headed through them on our way to Calgary in just a couple of weeks - can hardly wait!

Betty said...

Such a beautiful place! I´ve never been to Banff, but it´s a "must" for my next visit to Canada. I´m glad you had a good time with your family.

Queenmothermamaw said...

I so love all the sights and photos I get to see from all the Canadian bloggers and/or visitors. It is so majestic looking. I would love to paint Mt. Robson. Do you mind if I use your photograph for a model? If you agree I may send you a copy if it comes out good. So had you are home safe and sound. I love to think about a trip, but I feel like a relic too when I get home.LOL
QMM

Linda said...

Simply beautiful pictures!
So glad you got to go...looks like it was a wonderful time.

I have always thought it would be fun to go to Canada.

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Karabeth said...

Welcome back! Hope your week back at work has been a good one.

Warren Baldwin said...

Nothing like God's beautiful creation!