We got Ben off to Sweden on Thursday. This is a big step for him!! He travelled alone for starters!! Had to transfer planes in Amsterdam and landed in Gothenburg Sweden where he was greeted by a complete stranger and taken to Roonang where he will be helping with Hockey Ministries International. He will be a counsellor, on ice helper,,,wherever needed with helping at 2 hockey camps in Sweden. He has sent a few messages on facebook, and he is a little bit homesick. I am praying that with camp starting today, he was able to get busy, keep his mind off of things and have a good day. Oh,,this will be a stretch for him, but I am super proud of him for venturing 1/2 way across the world!! He will be meeting up with Darrell and Grandpa Florian in Zurich on Aug 13th. and then the 3 of them will do some more travelling in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Miss you bud!!
A quick shot of Ben with all his stuff! He was nervous and didn't want me taking his picture!
How can you tell....
How can you tell....
Well, after we said goodbye to Ben, Darrell and I thought we would try a last minute, spontaneous "stop at a ticket counter"and see where we could fly last minute!! Darrell was in line at Air Canada and I was in line at WestJet. Victoria, Portland, Seattle,,,,,,,all wayyy to expensive last minute for us and the August long week end didn't help either. I guess next time we will plan to book in on a seat sale!!
So,,, we headed west to the Rocky Mountains!
Entering Banff National Park
And decided to stay a couple of days in the town of Banff.
I will end my post today with a couple of shots from a guided tour we took of some of the early homes in Banff. The pictures below are from the Moore cabin. More info to follow on our museum tour...
I really like the "Hudson Bay" curtains and the true mountain cabin feeling in this home.
Favorite two shots below.
Of course, we were restricted a bit where we could go in the cabin and it was a little dark.
As soon as I saw the light streaming in the window though, I knew I could probably get a nice
shot and with some editing it would turn out like I had hoped.
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