Saturday, August 1, 2009

On Vacation

Hello all from the beautiful St. Eugene Resort in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada! First, I'd like to apologize for not posting before I left that my shop was closed until August 8th, 2009. I was busy filling orders until the last minute, plus trying to get the house, the family and the cats ready for our departure on July 21.

I've tried to stay away from the computer as this IS my vacation and my business is on-line so I needed the 'screen' break. We've been so busy filling our days with events or driving that it hasn't really been an issue.

I'll give you a little overview of our trip thus far. We drove through BC on the #1 Highway stopping at 3 Valley Gap Hotel where we enjoyed a lovely stay exploring the Ghost Town and surrounding areas. Then we spent a couple of days in Calgary visiting with friends, watching football and gearing up for the big shop! We drove up to Edmonton and spent 2 whole days exploring West Edmonton Mall! Kat was in heaven!! It was the best mother/daughter fun including many giggle fits and late night chats. Then we spent some time with old friends and I played golf at the Highlands Golf Club - a lovely course. Then back down to Calgary to explore the Drumheller Badlands, a trail ride in the foothills at the Anchor D Ranch and then the Calgary Zoo. We left Calgary yesterday to head for the resort, where I played golf while Kat caught up with friends on-line. A challenging course with stunning views and good rates. This morning we're off to Grand Forks and a room on the river so we can hike a little, stretch our legs and continue the mother/daughter sharing.

I'm so grateful for this opportunity to spend time with my daughter. It's been more fulfilling than any other vacation I can remember. I can only encourage everyone to make the time to spend with those we love. Life is so precious and these are some memories I, and I hope she, will draw upon for years to come.

Back to my vacation! Cheers!!