Camping was wet.
But now we know where our tent leaks! What do you expect when you pay £35 pounds for a 2 room 6 man tent. We are assured though that the rain will stop and then the sun will come out and stay out until the snow comes. Joy!
The pictures are of our walk at lake Louise. They really don't do it justice. The lake really is turquoise (it used to be called turquoise lake until they named it after Princess Louise- mount Victoria is in the background). It looks a bit cold at the top and bad weathery, but really we were fine. We did a trail called the plain of the 6 glaciers, and at the top you can see them all. The trail is easy.....well in the summer. Hadn't realised that it is still cold in the mountains and we had to scramble over 6 or so avalanches to get to the top. Tom had Heidi in a sling and so I kind of just followed them. An older couple not even being put off by the snow behind me put my thoughts in perspective and I made it up. All time feeling rotten that I had left my sheepskin lined walking boots at home as I thought that they would make my feet too hot!!!!! And the poor girl had to suffer the fact that I hadn't put a change of clothes in for her...so when her nappy leaked half way up we had to change her, and just put her in her snow suit!
My favorite memory has to be of Heidi sat eating her dinner in her little folding high chair, in the pouring rain outside that evening, without a care in the world, I don;t think that she even noticed that there was a full centimeter of water on the tray by the time we'd finished. The boys build a huge fire (pay one price get as much wood as you like !!! boys are boys) which no one stayed up to watch as it was raining! They assured me it was to keep bears away!
Over all we loved it and will be making as many trips as we can this summer, bears or no bears.
Matt has now gone home, we had a really fun time with him.
Heidi and I went to the zoo today. We had a call from a friend who said lets go in the rain (still) so off we went and got drowned for the morning but it brightened up this afternoon. Discovered that there are tigers which we hadn't known before and saw lots of cute footage of the new baby gorilla. Zoo passes are great. It feels like a free day out...and Heidi is really beginning to take note of all that she can.
Baking day tomorrow, and then going to a friends on Thursday to watch musicals (raining still what else do you do?) and then it's the play on Friday. Will be fun. Oh and Sat we are finally getting round to having birthday bbq! And you ask why I'm not looking for a job yet!