Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Alberta - Land of Open Skies

The wind whispers through the trees and for a moment I look up. From my vantage point by the open window I watch the vibrant green leaves dancing in sync, their tiny bodies moving to and fro to a timeless melody. 

Shifting my attention back to my laptop, I gather my thoughts and begin to type. This tour of  Alberta marks our final deputation trip and just like all the others, it has flown by.

Thursday morning began bright and early and after a nine and a half hour drive we finally reached, Banff, Alberta. Deciding to take a break from traveling we spent the following day exploring the town,

and taking a drive up to Morain Lake.

On the lake we launched our rubber dingy and enjoyed the incredible view of the surrounding mountains.

Being the only ones on the lake we soaked in the silence which was only broken by the occasional chatter from Jayden and the distant roar of avalanches thundering down the mountains.

Hours later we deflated our little boat and hiked up the trails.

The lake from above was beautiful too.

Back on the road again we passed more beautiful moutains.

Every now and then we would stop for a break and admire God`s handy work.

By Saturday we were in Calgary preparing for our presentation there. Monday morning we hit the road again this time headed for Lethbridge.

Crossing the prairies we couldn't but help admire Alberta's ever changing, breathtaking skies.

Arriving at the farmhouse where we'd be spending the next few days, we explored the premises.

Jayden soon got the hang of the motorized gator.

The farm was  a little boy's dream come true with calves to feed, quads to drive, and miles of wide open spaces.

After busy days of visiting friends and supporters we enjoyed nothing more than to watch the glorious sunsets over the rolling prairies.

Each one another beautiful ending to a beautiful day.

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