She is going to be there until August 21st working in the Work Crew Program and going through a leadership training program.
I'm thankful that on the way there I saw this sign and took a picture of it... little did I know that that would be my journey for the next little while:
We had a beautiful trip there and enjoyed a stop at the Jasper Tramway - we went to the top and did some hiking there... what beauty!
We finally got to Lake of the Trees - the area was filled with smoke because of all of the Forest Fires in the Province but still the beauty compares to none I have ever seen... such a beautiful, beautiful place.
Here is a lovely view from the Dining Hall Lodge:
But eventually the real reason we were there became obvious and we had to leave... without our daughter. Wow! That was and is a very hard thing to do - we feel so far away from her but yet we know she'll be having a life-changing experience. It was neat to be there for a few days and see her get settled in with 22 other Teen Workers... she has to really pull her weight and do many, many tasks and chores and physical labour, too! But they also have lots of time down at the waterfront and also doing team-building games and spiritual growth lessons.... what an adventure. When we left she was on kitchen duty and I snapped this picture of her: