Although I would like to post some individual pictures it’s pretty hard to capture the essence our vacation with only a few and I have over 600 pictures. Granted I can’t put some of them on for “security purposes” (as per my little brother’s instruction) but the ones of my kiddos and “fun” ones I’m allowed to share over the internet. Most of you who read my blog are aware of our recent vacation to Regina and the purpose of our trip. Since Tim prefers I don’t share much about his current occupation I will leave it at the fact that I am very proud of all my younger brother has accomplished and all he will accomplish serving his community.
Our road trip was a success in all ways imaginable! The kids were great, hanging with my parents and siblings was great and seeing Tim after six months was fabulous. Our drive included 12 hours on the road to Calgary (well more like 11 with the time change) on Thursday and 8 hours on the road to Regina on Friday.
We stayed in a Best Western in Regina with a great pool and waterslides and attended all the great family festivities planned from Saturday to Tuesday. We headed back to Calgary on Tuesday afternoon and stayed with my Aunt for the night. Our original intention had been to go to Calaway park again this year on the returning Thursday but the weather was not cooperating so we drove home that day instead.
The kids were disappointed but dealt with it really well. I was probably the most disappointed because I was pregnant last year when we went so I didn’t get to go on all the rides. Anyway, once we got home we went to “The Great Escape” in Langley instead. It was fun and pretty reasonable. Saturday we capped off the holiday with a Pig Roast at my parents place for Tim’s return and Joel’s birthday celebration! It was a full day of fun, family, food and funniness (those who attended would understand that last one)! Needless to say I’m happy we chose to make this trek and although it was a lot of driving it was well worth the time spent!