• Digital & Mixed Media Artist •

• Digital & Mixed Media Artist •



Tuesday, August 9, 2011

~Bienvenue al Canada~

 Bienvenue al Canada!
Our Drive was Long But
you can see how Happy Grandma Alison
was to see the Children!
Grandpa was very Excited too but I fear we wore him out!
Grandma and Grandpa live
in the town of Kelowna ,
which is about a 4 Hours Drive
from Vancouver.
Kelowna is Situated on the
Enormous Lake Okanagan amongst
Beautiful Fruit Orchards  and Vineyards
as far as the Eye Can See!
A Haven for Golfing and Boating in the Summer
and Snow Sports in the Winter.
That is why it earned its name as the
Playground of British Columbia.

Katelyn's Beautiful Mermaid!
We Spent Quite a Few Days at the Beach 
just to get out of Grandma's Hair
and to give Grandpa a Rest. 
He Put on 8 Pounds during our Visit 
and Enjoyed Katelyn's Special Hamburgers very Much!
Courtesy of Flight Sim
At 2 A.M. on Saturday morning, August 16, 2003, a bolt of lightning struck a tree near Squally Point in Okanagan Mountain Park. An extremely dry summer and plenty of fuel, coupled with high winds, quickly spread the fire into the city of Kelowna. 248 homes were destroyed, 30,000 people evacuated, and there was 100 million dollars of property destruction
Courtesy of Flight Sim

It is amazing how Life just Carries on
and how Nature Renews itself .

Mark and the Children went up to
the Kettle Valley Railroad Trestles for a Hike.
The Myra Canyon section of the 
Kettle Valley Railway was 
built between 1912 and 1914 and now Belongs to BC Parks.
It was an Engineering Feat for its time and now is
World Renown for Hiking and Mountain Biking  enthusiasts. It is these Enthusiasts that helped rebuild after many of the Trestles
were Burned by the Fire.

Its Long Waaaaay Down.....
I Know Chip is around Here somewhere!
~Columbia Lily~ Photo Courtesy of Miss Lauren



BLISS angels said...

wow it is beautiful here.. I can almost feel the wind and fresh air... wish I was here.. have fun we your family... we missed you hugs wendy

The Painting Queen said...

What a beautiful place to be! Such a wonderland to enjoy with your family!

Charlene said...

What great photos!!! Oh the devestation of that fire is horrible!!!! But, it is natures way... Amazing that they rebuilt so much.

LOVED the mermaid!!!!! Katelyn is one talented little artist just like her Momma! How long did that take her???? WOW! Glad your in laws enjoyed the visit so much! I know family & love heals so much in the heart. Maybe not the disease but, it sure does a heart good!!!! Glad you're back safely! HUGS!

Leaping Frog Design's said...

Thanks for sharing your trip with us...Noooo way would you get me up on that train trestle.lol..Brave kids!! Hugs!!

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Hi Miss Jill! So glad to see you back, we have all missed you! Love the photos of your precious family, your children are beautiful and their visit brought so much joy to their Grandparent's...you can just see it in their Grandma's warm & lovely smile!
Wow, Katelyn is so talented too...her Mermaid is Absolutely Awesome & Amazing...I Love it!!
Hugs to you my friend~
Carol Anne

Anonymous said...

WOW, what BEAUTIFUL photos! I loved the mermaid, what a talented young lady! It always saddens my heart when fires strike ... the loss of wildlife, the devastation to private property is horrifying. It truly is amazing how life indeed does go on and how Mother Nature heals herself.

Continued best wishes to your family ... you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending the warmest of hugs your way! :)

Suz said...

It's just gorgeous. We are currently in Quebec. I love Canada.

Pandora said...

Lovely blog, beautiful music!


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