My maternal grandmother was born, lived and worked in London.
My Grandfather in the British Merchant Navy.
The fell in love.
A few years later,
with four children they boarded the Empress of Ireland.
Saying good-bye forever to all that was dear and familiar.
The year was 1911.
Left behind – the cobblestone streets of London
Destination – Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
Sixteen years later and a more casual way of dressing . . .
the camping trip to see the magnificent Rocky Mountains begins
soigne in Japanese kimono and slippers with little bows.
tea from a sturdy tin cup.
waiting for breakfast.
Family camping at Jasper Park Lodge.
The drive from Prince Albert to Jasper Park Lodge 595 miles over dirt roads.
Top speed of their car 40 miles per hour.
Flat tires frequent.
Three days on the road.
Jasper Park Lodge 1927
A glorious reward for making the trek.
The magnificent Whistler Mountain.