A few Blog posts ago I mentioned that Chris and I had taken a little break for our holidays. We had an absolutely wonderful time in Canada, doing a self-planned road trip across British Columbia and Alberta, starting in the breath-taking city of Vancouver and flying out from Calgary. We visited some beautiful places, and in addition to the perhaps more well-known Canadian landscape of forested mountain slopes and sparkling pristine lakes, we also drove through some amazing cowboy country, and visited some gorgeous First Nations villages. Here is just a teeny tiny sneak preview…I really hope to do a proper Blog post sometime in the not-too-distant future, but we have so many photographs to sort through that it could take me a while!
First up is a cool character who Chris met in Merritt, which is a really fantastic city, and Canada’s country music capital. He was just sitting on a street corner watching the world go by, and Chris asked if he would mind having his photo taken, to which he said a very obliging yes and told Chris some tales of his time working as a logger and rancher.
We made a brief stop at tiny Cook’s Ferry en route to Merritt. This is the home of a First Nations band of the Nlaka’pamux people. The church was absolutely beautiful and the crisp autumn weather was just gorgeous.