Friday, September 23, 2011

Find the Story Friday ~ I know what I did last Summer...

:)  Today, Michael at In Time... is hosting the "What I did on My Summer Vacation Blogfest"!!!!

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Well, those of you who've been around for a few of my recent Find the Story Friday posts will already know about my trip to Canada.  Yep - that was the family vacation this year.  And I'll have to admit...I sort of make a bee-line for the local cuisine when I go on vacation:


Poutine!!!
  
Ok...not exactly "local" but the schnitzel was divine!!

 
Sweets are a must...it's inevitable

And you simply can't go into the National Parks of Canada and not see some of the local wildlife:



Ahhh, look at all the babies!!!! :)

 And if you're ever in Banff...you ABSOLUTELY MUST GO to the Banff Springs (haunted) Hotel!  So cool:

My niece (left) and daughter (right) - gorgeous girls!!


And, of course, the scenery all around is just absolutely gorgeous:



The mysterious Hoo Doos...




Brrrrrrr....
I usually throw a few more little trips into my summer plans - hit a few farmer's markets, festivals, there's the 4th of July with friends and family, etc.  There's always something!!  And I try to go somewhere different, some place I've never been before, each and every year.  Southern food is calling my name lately...does anyone know of a nice place to stay down South???

What did you do on your summer vacation?

Happy Friday, all!

19 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Aesome photos! That one looks like the inside of a castle.

Meredith said...

I went to Banff, but I was too young to really remember it. Love your photos! And as for some place in the South--I'd say New Orleans or Charleston, South Carolina. Both beautiful cities. Also, Savannah. Ok, I could keep going. :)

Stephanie said...

Beautiful pics!!!!!!! Sounds like a great trip!!!! I love going anywhere that i haven't been before!!

Danette said...

You should go to the Keys... Key West to be specific. But then if you're wanting real southern cuisine, maybe you better ask someone else. Great pics!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I could lost taking photos for days...

The Golden Eagle said...

Great photos! :) I especially like the one of the rainbow.

Tracy Z. said...

Great photos! I'd love to take a haunted tour too.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Looks like we both spent our vacations in Canada. I went to the French side. And yes, lattes and French pastries are a definite must.

Were you on the western side. It looks that way and I know you live in Utah. Right?

Love the rainbow shot.


As far as the south, how far south did you want to go. I know several gorgeous places. Shoot me an email and I will let you know.

Thanks for participating in the blogfest!

Mel Fowler said...

OH man those are absolutly beautiful pictures!

Lydia Kang said...

I really want to go to Banff someday. I missed an opportunity once and it was a mistake!

Rachel Morgan said...

That last snowy mountain photo is gorgeous!

PS. what is poutine? I can't even tell if it's sweet or savoury!

Donna said...

Awesome pics. I'm biased but I'd say Charleston, SC. Haven't been there yet (pretty pathetic as it's only a four hour drive from my home), but I keep hearing their haunted town tour including The Battery is great! And southern food is great in these parts.

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss donea! wow! cool pictures! we didnt go on a holiday this summer mostly cause of me being sick. ack! but we went at our cousins house lots and they got a big swimming pool and i did that. i got a new snorkle and its way cool. for that poutine. we got a friend thats from canada and when she comes on a visit she make it and it tastes real good. i hope your having a fun weekend.
...hugs from lenny

Donna K. Weaver said...

Whoa. That splash of serious pink in that one picture ...

Abby Minard said...

I LOVE your pics! And I LOVE poutine! YUM. Canada looks gorgeous and I bet the weather was great too! (oh and love your play on the title...loved that movie ;p)

Donna Hole said...

Gorgeous pictures. Looks likeyou had a lot of fun. I love stopping at sweet shops whenever I travel.

......dhole

Amy Richardson said...

Go to Memphis and have some BBQ!!! I also love San Antonio. Your pics were awesome. I want to go now!

Lisa Potts said...

OMG, the poutine looks amazing. Your pictures are beautiful, especially of the mountains.

ali cross said...

Beautiful pictures! I've never been to Western Canada, but the eastern part, where I'm from, is equally beautiful!