Monday, November 10, 2014

Green Lake Family Time

We had a weekend free, which rarely happens, so we decided to head up to Green Lake (near 100 Mile House) where my dad has a house.  It's a special place to us as we spent time there with my mom and dad, it's where Gary and I got engaged,  AND where we got married!  It's easy to vacation there because it's a house with ample bedrooms and a big kitchen :)

Along the way, we stopped at one of our favourite spots; Alexandra Bridge.  It's about 1/2 hour past Hope and it's a picnic area.  You walk 15 minutes down a path and end up here.  Isn't this bridge gorgeous?

Next time I'll take a tripod.  Balancing the camera on my camera bag didn't work very well :)

The whole drive up was beautiful as it was clear, sunny, and full of beautiful coloured fall leaves.

My dad had flown up to Green Lake for the weekend so he spent some time with us.  He took the kids quadding which gave Gary and I some down time!

On Sunday we went to 100 Mile House Baptist Church.  I met up with another blogging mom there with her husband and 5 adorable kids.  So fun to see people in real life :)  

Then we checked out Centennial Park in 100 Mile House. It was cold and Nya was a tad grumpy, but once we got going they all had fun.  I love the trails there, they are so pretty!

Koen was very excited to have his class bear for the weekend.  He wanted to make sure that he took Olaf quadding.

I was able to relax and read!! So nice.  Our kids are great ages for travelling and just hanging out.

This is the view from the deck.  Pretty nice, hey?

Kai and Opi put together a model airplane.  Kai thought it was great practice for a career in engineering :)  A while back we thought up some jobs for people who love math and that was one of them.

We had a nice relaxing weekend and I'm thankful for a place to go to! Thanks, dad.

I hope you all had a great weekend and are able to set aside some time tomorrow to remember those who have lost their lives serving our country.  



  1. Sounds like a nice relaxing get-away. Kai is getting very tall and lean! That is a neat bridge.

  2. Looks like a perfect weekend!

  3. Looks like a lot of fun - guess I'll have to check out both the bridge and the park now that we'll be driving this way so often! And happy to hear you had a nice weekend and some time to read - I love a good book - what were you reading? And Nya looks so grown up when she's walking with Gary.

  4. It was great meeting you! Looks like a lovely weekend. We're going to have to check out Alexandra bridge. I've never been and it looks really great.

  5. My family stopped at that bridge about 20 years ago and my sister and I wouldn't walk on it because we thought we'd fall right through those holes :)

  6. Looks like such a great weekend!