Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sights of Lake Louise

 I'm back from the Canadian Rockies! It was quite a trip! Some amazing sights, food, sounds and ....one freaky accident (more on that later). But first I want to share some photos from Lake Louise. I shall share them one series at a time (wild life, fine dining, hiking, flowers....etc). 
Here's a sample of a few unedited photos. (credit: Dr. John)
and this....
About my freaky accident, I fell on the floor in our hotel room! First I tripped over the recycle bin and my entire body fell over it! Ouch!!! The fall left me badly bruised and my right side of rib hurt so much. That happened the night before our 25th wedding anniversary! I was determined not to let that bother me and hinder my trip...so I hiked and I ate. And now I'm recovering....while I recover today, I joined the Hero Arts Scramble Challenge and made these two cards for US Soldiers. They will be sent off to Operation Marshmallow.
U RULE
Glad to be back :)

27 comments:

Karen from MI said...

GORGEOUS PHOTOS, Virginia! You and Dr. John look BEAUTIFUL! :) So SORRY about your accident. You are a TROOPER!! LOVE your darling cards, too. I don't know how you do it, Virginia. Thanks for sharing!! :)
Love, Karen xo

Cathy Fong said...

Beautiful photos. Love the little critter :) sorry about your accidents. glad to hear u r recovering. Your card is stunning!

Dawn said...

beautiful cards, beautiful photos... and I hope the bruising is all gone and you are recovering well.. Poor Virginia.

Heather Maria said...

Virginia, gorgeous photos from your hols! I'm so sorry to hear about your accident, I hope you feel better soon. Your cards are fab!

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Virginia
Love to see your holiday photos, looks like you had a great time even with the little accident. Looking forward to seeing more photos.
Sallyx

Lynn said...

I am so glad you are okay! I hope the bruising is decreasing. Your pictures are stunning. Love your fun card for the troops!

Cheryl Nelson said...

So sad about that accident! You are such a trooper! Hope you get to feeling better soon! Those photos are AMAZING! LOOOOOOOVE those cards!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

What stunning photos!!! Hope you are feeling much better and can enjoy the rest of your stay!
Beautiful cards too!

Lin said...

OUCH! Glad that you're home....and looking forward to more photos......LOVE that chipmunk!

My Little Corner said...

so great shoot Virginia, love all the photos :)
so sorry about the accident hopefully you're in good condition now ..
Big hugs,
Yulis

Barb said...

What a beautiful place! Glad you'll be sharing more from your week away. So sorry about your fall and hope you heal quickly! Love that sweet chipmunk and your cards are just fabulous!

Rachel W K said...

that chipmunk should be on a postcard... I hope youre feeling better very soon!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Oh no!!! So sorry to hear about the fall.. such a trooper you are!!
Happy Anniversary, and what a lovely trip you both had!

And... your shoes are adorable!!!!!!!
(what can I say?? I love cute shoes!)

xo

alexandra s.m. said...

So sorry to hear about your accident, you Poor thing!
Hope you feel better soon and THANK YOU for these amazing shots and 2 beautiful cards!!

Hugs ~

jintyoo7 said...

What stunning photographs, I especially love the one of you and Dr John, with the lake in the bg. Sorry to hear about your injuries :o( - hope they are healing well!

Eve said...

ouch! hope you are slowly but steadily recovering!! oh, Beautiful pictures, and luv that squarrel!! lol :-)And most of all i luv your card!!! Luv the background you made, behind the stars!:-) Welcome back :-)

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Stunning pictures! WoW! Happy anniversary and hope you're not still hurting from the fall.

Kathy Martin said...

Awesome photos! What beautiful scenery! Love your cards too! :)

ScrappyV said...

You two are adorable! I love the segment "What is Dr. John thinking?" because it reminds me of my fiancé, Joe. It's nice to be supported in this craziness, I mean, hobby, right?!?! :)

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Gorgeous pictures!!! And totally love your card. I love the play on words. This is great!

lisa a.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Happy anniversary!!! Those pics are AMAZING--great job, Dr. John!!! And oh no!!! I cannot believe you hurt yourself--sounds like something I would do! Although, I would have def. broke something! LOL!

Beautiful cards--you really know how to inspire me:) LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

Debbie Carriere said...

Happy belated anniversary!!! Awesome photos and spectacular cards! I hope your side feels better!!

Simone said...

Such beautiful photos and gorgeous cards! I hope you are feeling better, that sounds like it hurt! Just get some rest and take it easy, but I hope you had a wonderful anniversary and holiday :)

Brenda said...

Great photos and a gorgeous set of cards VIrginia! I hope you recuperate fast from your fall! What a bummer!

Alice Wertz said...

hope you have fully recovered from the fall, V! big hugs! and i LOVE the beautiful photos you shared. such pretty views. can't wait to see more! =) i am always amazed with the scramble cards as i don't think i can make cards so quickly. super cards!

Lindsey said...

Love the cards, Virginia! And great photos, brings back memories of our anniversary trip to Lake Louise one year. :) I didn't fall and hurt myself (ouch! glad you're okay) but we did have a borrowed van that chose to break down several times a day! :P

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

OMGOSH! I hope that your back and ribs are recovering, Virginia. Sounds like a nasty spill you took. Those photos are just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing them. The troops will love your fab patriotic cards, too! :)