Our family trip to Revelstoke happened this year with every one of my siblings able to make it at some point. We all packed into a big old house in corners and on extra mattresses. Sloane never had to play by herself, not once. My mom once again planned all the meals, coordinated hang outs, and cleaned the place spotless with a grace I don't know if I could ever match. We played games with cousins, laughed with uncles and aunts, jumped in lakes and waterfalls, ate good food, had long conversations, cried a little (such is life in a large and emotionally invested family) and lived that week to the full.
One of my favourite things about this trip was the time I got to spend with my youngest two siblings. I watched them play with and care for Sloane, interact with other families, and do things they loved. I got to see them as friends rather just my baby brother and sister. I've gotten to that point with my other 3 siblings at some time and it was exciting to finally feel that with them. I feel like the luckiest sister in the land.
This was our first big adventure that we got to take Sloane on (she'll totally remember it, right!?) and we had a blast. I love doing life with these crazy people in this crazy world.
Our first stop on the trip was Takkakaw Falls which is a must see if you haven't. It's just 10 minutes from Field, a gorgeous drive, and is the third highest falls in Canada.
Another favourite part of the trip was Moses Falls, a little known falls just north of Revelstoke. We had the place to ourself to get a break from the heat in the cool shaded gully and play in the mountain run off. Wee could have hung out all day there, and will definitely be going back!
And the rest was just a lot of warm mountainous family magic, and a lot a lot of Sloane, as seen in the following 1million photos :)