BC: "A moment lasts all of a second, but the memory lives on forever.” | The journey begins... | ....the journey ends! | Thank you for a great summer vacation! Terry, Petra, Finn & Piers
FC: Summer Fun July 2011
1: Gerard | Piers | Terry & Petra | Finn
2: Drumheller 22nd-24th July 2010
3: a family is pieced together with hope and faith a family is quilted and bound with love and grace
4: Aunt Rita reading a dinorsaur book to Piers
7: Atlas Coal Mine East Coulee
8: Grandma Coletta Gerard & Kara O'Halloran
9: above: Finn Gerard left: Rita O'Halloran, Grandma, Terry & Piers Gerard with Ducky at the Royal Tyrrell Museum
11: the world's largest Dinosaur, Drumheller
12: Hoodoos Sunday, 24th July 2011 ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP, YEAH! | Finn Gerard & Christopher O'Halloran
13: Rita O'Halloran, Kara O'Halloran, Jack Hall, Christopher O'Halloran, Sarah Sherk
15: Hoodoos take millions of years to form and stand 5 to 7 metres tall. Each hoodoo is a sandstone pillar resting on a thick base of shale that is capped by a large stone. Hoodoos are very fragile and can erode completely if their capstone is dislodged (in other words, no climbing allowed).
17: Picnic at Horseshoe Canyon on the way back to Airdrie. Everybody emptied their coolers and voila - an impromptu pot-luck lunch! Food is BIG with the Gerards!
19: Horseshoe Canyon In case you were wondering... Yep, Horseshoe Canyon is shaped like a horseshoe and that's where it gets its name.