Thursday, August 8, 2013
Emma and Billie started kindergarten together when they were both 4 years old! It was lovely to see them perform together for the last time at Yanco Ag's Performance Night!
Daniel is 24 1/2 years old, so it is time for him and Ange his partner of 5 years to build their first home! We had a look at the display home which was in Shepparton, Victoria a few weeks before we went on holidays. I must say it's a gorgeous home and much flasher than the first home Farmer Phil and I purchased!! They have bought a beautiful 1 acre block of land near the Edwards River at Deniliquin. The slab is to be poured in the next few weeks, then it'll be full steam ahead from there. Hopefully they will be in their new home by Christmas.
The Chelsea by Metricon
Fabulous entertaining area
Gorgeous kitchen with a walk through pantry
We've been home almost 3 weeks so I thought I'd better get some photos posted about our amazing trip to Canada and USA!! Here is a tiny selection of the 850 I took!!
We had 2 weeks with the Emma's school travelling around Canada and some of the USA, and we then had 5 nights in Orlando, Florida to see Ryan while he's there for 13 weeks water ski training.
Beautiful Vancouver Harbour
Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco
Lombard Street - the crookedest street in the world - San Francisco
The most famous streetscape - you might recognise it as the "Full House" house - San Francisco
Alcatraz Island - excellent tour - San Francisco
Emma looking a bit bewildered about the size of her breakfast!
Every second vehicle is a "pickup truck"!!
Custer's Last Stand - Montana
The water towers in every town.
Oil rigs or "grasshoppers" as they're called are on almost every farm throughout Montana
Our fabulous host family in Sidney, Montana - Krista, Kathy, Kirk, Hailey and Jared
The prairies heading towards Canada - all wheat and canola
We visited a Huterite community near Sasskatoon, Saskatchewan. They farmed 12,000ac, had a large commercial dairy, beef feedlot and poultry farm to support the 105 people living there.
All the females wore neck to ankle outfits with headscarves, and they all wore their hair this way
Our teenagers were fascinated with the Huterite teenagers, just as they were fascinated by ours!
It was 30 degrees when we drove through a huge hailstorm
American red barns were everywhere
Emma and one of the Calgary Stampede mascots
Visiting the Calgary Stampede
The chuck wagon races - so much action and super fast horses!
An Indian village at the Stampede
Calf roping at the Stampede Rodeo
The bullrider who wins on the final day takes home $100,000 prizemoney!!
Heading for the Canadian Rockies
The Fairmont Hotel at Banff
Farmer Phil and I at Lake Louise - this was the highlight for me!
Beautiful Lake Louise
Moraine Lake - so blue it was ridiculous!
Farmer Phil and Emma heading up the valley to the Colombia Icefields
Some of the Yanco kids posing with the Canadian flag on top of the glacier
Gorgeous lake and Rockies
The luckiest kids in the world!
Hogwarts Castle at Universal Studios, Orlando Florida
Emma was super excited to have a "butter beer"
The Weasley car
Sea World, Orlando Florida
Ryan jumping at Lake Grew, Orlando
Ryan, Jason, Hilary, Jeff, Nic, Casey and Michael - more of the luckiest kids in the world!