Voyage of the McKnight Treaders- Days 2 & 3

Posted: July 5, 2011 in Uncategorized

So, days 2 & 3 find us leaving Vernon, and heading for stops in Revelstoke, Lake Louise, Banff…and then at our friends’ house in Calgary!  Unfortunately, they aren’t here, but are actually in Abbotsford right now visiting their friends there.  Although it would have been great to see them, we are so thankful to Arno & Bernice for allowing us to use their place while passing through.  We stopped at Crazy Creek waterfall and Enchanted Forest in Revelstoke, BC….the kids had a blast!  We then passed through Lake Louise for a quick look, then watching the Canada Day fireworks in Banff…which my camera wasn’t charged to take pics/vids!! But the fireworks were great, as well as the live music and the party atmosphere in Banff’s Central park was slightly more clam than downtown Vancouver after game 7!!! After running into a pretty bad traffic accident scene just outside of Calgary, we arrived @ the Van ‘ around 1:15am.

Saturday was a rest day for us….and it has been great to just allow the kids to have some time and some space to break away from the confines of the minivan.  The house we are staying at is great too because they have 2 small children themselves so it’s well equipped with baby gates and gear that has made for a much easier stay.  It is beautiful here in Calgary today and we have had no agenda other than to rest.  We did have some visitors though…Auntie Suzi & Uncle Warren Anquist happened to be in Calgary so we were able to see them one more time before leaving the area.  And of course…the kids were spoiled with some more treats for the road!  Thank you!

Since Day 2 didn’t really allow for any time to explore the Banff area, we contemplated heading back there today for a while, but everyone was pretty exhausted and we lacked the energy that was required to make that happen. So we just hung around the area, got some groceries, took some naps, played at the park and had a nice supper together!

Tomorrow will be another long travel day so everything about our ‘lazy day’ today just seemed like the right thing to do!  Shawn was having some trouble with the video editing program, so unfortunately the video quality is likely not that great, but hopefully we can get it figured out for day 4 and beyond.

Destination next– Regina Saskatchewan!


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