Blogs from Stettler, Alberta, Canada, North America


North America » Canada » Alberta » Stettler August 9th 2015

Stettler is a bustling town of 5,700 lying roughly between Calgary and Edmonton in rural Alberta. We spent four nights there with my oldest brother Berny and his wife Dawn, who organized a family get-together with my other three remaining brothers and various nephews, nieces and small fry. We spent an afternoon hiking at Scenic Sands, a resort community, where we came upon a prolific copse of plump, juicy Saskatoon berries. What a find! We gorged ourselves and rubbed our sore tummies afterwards. Coming from a family of five brothers, get-togethers are always boisterous, noisy and lots of fun. I managed to lose almost every beanbag game I played but won one very long game of Tok, our favourite board game, under the shade of a mountain ash. We were fed till we thought we would ... read more
Playing Zamfir tunes on PVC pipe
I love babies! Me and Ashtyn.

North America » Canada » Alberta » Stettler August 6th 2015

It was hard leaving Little Bobtail Lake despite bring locked in the outhouse for half an hour while Randy and Tim worked to get me out. I was thankful that Tim heard me yelling and that there was a screened window to press my nose against while they fiddled with the jammed lock. A bad experience makes a good story I always say! There was excitement too when Dave made a sharp turn with the boat and I found myself on the floor, wineglass still in hand. Too bad Tim was in the wine's path! Our drive out took us through many areas of the 25,000 hectare fire that ravaged this area in May. The cabin we stayed in came dangerously close to burning, but due to the heroic efforts of over 300 firefighters, not one ... read more
Indian Paintbrush
Remains of Little Bobtail Lake fire
Mom and Dad - Christmas 2007

North America » Canada » Alberta » Stettler May 28th 2012

Today we said our goodbyes to the Yates and started the Rockies leg of our trip. I just want to jump right into the mountain scenery but should first report on the morning drive. It took about 2 hours to reach Red Deer without any irregularities. Once in Red Deer we drove around to find the tourist info center and a superstore to fill up on the staples and to our surprise a beautiful bike path lay at the crest of the parking lot. So we hoped on our bikes and toured the length of the Red Deer River. A nice ride but the kids seemed a little fatigued from their Byemoor adventures or misadventures. We soon headed back on the road west and I quickly learned a new lesson about speed bumps and cooking on ... read more
dad en bicyclette
bicyclette à Red Deer
Liam Antoine en bicyclette

North America » Canada » Alberta » Stettler May 27th 2012

Ce matin, après le déjeuner, nous sommes allés visiter la ferme de la famille d’Erika. Nous avons vu : leurs chatons, leur chien, leurs vaches, leurs bœufs, les granges et leurs champs. Ils ont 200,000 acres de terre. Puis, tous les enfants, nous sommes allés jouer à la tag sur les balles de foin. C’est vraiment amusant de pouvoir bouger et courir partout après être resté dans la voiture tout le temps que nous avons voyagé. Ensuite, pendant que les adultes continuaient à visiter la ferme, (nous avons roulé sur les immenses terres en camion parmi les vaches, les ruisseaux, les lacs, on se pensait dans un safari) les gars sont retournés jouer sur la Wii (bien sûr!) et nous, les filles, nous sommes allées faire voler des cerfs-volants. Dans l’après-midi, nous sommes allés voir une ... read more
Tag sur les balles de foin
jaf tire a l'arc

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