Rocky Mountains in the distance.
We're back home! We got back at suppertime on Thursday from our visit to our daughter's and her family in Calgary for 2 weeks. It was a wonderful visit getting to know our little grandsons better, especially the baby who has grown a lot in the last 7 months, and we enjoyed lots of fun times with them. They are so precious and we miss them so much.
We drove to a beautiful park called Big Hill Springs Provincial Park near Calgary for a lovely hike on the first Saturday morning were there. It was sunny and really hot but the trails were through a beautiful valley in some hills with forest and pretty waterfalls that kept us cool. The biggest grands - E and E - who are 5 and 3 had a lot of fun climbing and walking through the trails. Littlest 'L', who is just 1, was carried by his mum.
Grampie and the grands climbing rocks. Big E loves to climb and is very agile while middle grand E isn't quite as adventurous and stayed close to Grampie.
A pretty stream flows through this little valley with lots of fall colours in the bushes and poplar trees.
The waterfalls tumbled down and down through the valley and there were several levels of them as the stream spread through the rocks and forest in different spots.
This rock is so smooth from the water flowing over it.
This was an interesting outcropping of rocky ridge that dropped off on both sides to the stream below. These mounds of rock are called Tufa.
These information signs were at the beginning of the trail but we didn't notice them so didn't read them before our hike. We would have looked more closely at these rock formations for shapes of leaves and twigs.
We stopped for a snack on top of a huge rock outcrop.
This teepee lean-to was built with fallen trees around a still standing tree for support.
At the end/beginning of the trail the trees are all golden in the hot sun. There were a lot of people enjoying picnics on this beautiful day.
The beautiful farm land and sky rolling toward the distant mountains on our return.
It was a beautiful outing with our family in a gorgeous setting.
Thanks for visiting and for your comments on my last posts. Autumn is well under way here more every day as the days and nights are cooler and the trees are changing colour. It's going to be a gorgeous colourful fall season I think. I'll have more photos to share of our trip soon.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.