Oh how I love you Red Rock Canyon. Serious love.
This evening we took the kids up red rock for a picnic. While driving to our picnic spot (about 4km total) we saw 4 bears, Owen was EXTATIC. One of them was without a doubt the biggest bear I'd ever seen in my life and it was only 4 feet off the road. When I say big, I mean MASSIVE. He waseasily the size of a car. Unfortunately I was too thrilled watching the kids to get any pictures of any of them. This time we ended up at Coppermine Creek and the first thing the kids did was run down to the water.
Which of course meant moments later Ethan fell in. It was adorable and amazingly he was still happy even with soaking wet clothes... like I said before, WATERTON IS SOO GOOD FOR THIS BOY'S AUTISM! He was absolutely able to just shrug it off and run onto the next adventure.
Doug (and the boys) hiked up the mountain side while we were waiting for the the stove to heat up. Then Grandpa taught the kids how to build a fire, use a cowboy hat to make it bigger and roast hot dogs on a stick. Yep. It was a perfect evening!