Summer Vacation

August 1-13, 2009

This year's major summer vacation was a trip to Elbow, Saskatchewan for the 2009 Beaverlodge Golf Tournament.

Jessica at Chase Creek

Our first night was spent in Revelstoke, where we were treated to an evening thunderstorm. The next day we had a long drive to Tillebrooke Park near Brooks, Alberta.

Banff National Park



Sunset on the Prairie

We spent 2 nights at Tillebrooke so we could go to Dinosaur Provincial Park.

Dinosaur Provincial Park

Dinosaur Provincial Park

Dinosaur Provincial Park

One more day of driving brought us to Elbow for the 2009 Beaverlodge.


David Chartres

Shores of Lake Diefenbaker

Campfire by Moonlight

Head Beaver

Linda and Tom

Mrs Head Beaver and Tiger

Can you see me now?

Gail Chartres


Elbow Grain Elevator

Elbow city Hall

After leaving Elbow, we went south to Cypress Hills Provincial Park for 2 nights. It is the highest point in the Canadian prairies and is home of the Saskatchewan Summer Star Party.

Pedalboating at Cypress Hills Provincial Park

Cypress Hills Provincial Park

Trail Ride at Sunset

We stopped in Calgary to visit Kristiana, Joe, Anna, and Nathan. Alison was on an extended stay at her grandparents.

Kristiana's Back Yard

The next night saw us in Edmonton to see Bonnie and John's new house.

Bonnie's Front Step

And then it was time to head home. We spent 1 night at Miette Hot Springs and 1 night in the Kamloops Wal-Mart parking lot.

Miette Hot Springs

Miette Hot Springs

Mount Robson Park

Oh, and did I mention we lost Rebecca in Calgary? She was kidnapped by Kevan and Corinne for a trip to Brandon, Manitoba.

Manitoba Hay Bales

Rebecca, Kevan, and Hay Bale

Kevan and Rebecca in Canola Field

Kevan and Corinne


Rebecca and Kevan