Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Stayin' Cool at Allen Pond

The last two weekends we've made a short trip to the mountains to have a picnic and play in Allen Pond. It's in Kananaskis Country, west of Calgary. I'd say about an hour away? The river there makes a little inlet that creates this pond and little streams that go over these awesome, rounded river rocks. The little streams are no more than calf deep, so it's tons of fun to splash and get cooled off! The water is so cold it makes your feet ache if you stay in too long, but when the sun is beating down on you, it really feels good! The rocks are unlike anything I've seen before, with brilliant white lines running through some of the grey ones. Then, there are some white ones with just small pieces of grey on the edge. You can see that there are layers of two distinct deposits. And they're all rounded and very smooth. We had so much fun collecting and exclaiming over all our finds! The kids (that includes Joshua :-)) really enjoyed throwing and skipping rocks in the river. I used to be able to skip seashells on the ocean really well, but I've lost my touch! It's been so nice to get away and relax in God's beautiful creation.

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