waskesiu (part two)

IMG_1.jpg IMG_2.jpgIMG_3.jpg IMG_4.jpgIMG_5.jpg IMG_6.jpgIMG_7.jpg IMG_8.jpgIMG_10.jpg IMG_9.jpgThe last two days that my husband and I spent on our vacation in Waskesiu were filled with sun, sun, a little rain, and more sun. While we do prefer rain and grey days, have two of the former and mostly two of the latter felt like a nice dichotomy. It was really interesting taking some pictures in gloomy weather, and the next day taking photographs of the same sites in blue skies. It’s a great reminder of how weather can really set the mood when you are photographing outdoors. I noticed that certain shots and angles don’t always work when the sun is glaring off of certain objects, while seeing the reflection of it in others makes for a really beautiful shot. Anyway, enough of yet another photography lesson.

On the last morning of our trip we parked our vehicle in front of a hotel and took Truman for one last long walk. Neither of us wanted to go back, especially since later that afternoon we had planned to meet our contractor at our property and plan out where everything was going, and the next day was to be our appointment at the bank where we would be applying for our new mortgage. We did have a really great discussion on how we do need to take more trips. In the last four years we had gone on less than five, and all except one were within Canada. Instead of spending money on vacations we spent it on renovations. That worked really well for us as a couple, although it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. However, now that our house has sold and the renovations made us our money, I sort of feel like being selfish and spending our hard earned money on ourselves. If only for a little while. My mum always says that youth is wasted on the young. So why not be young and dumb again? Well, young and cautious and well-traveled. ;-)))

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Emory

waskesiu (part one)

IMG_3.jpg IMG_11.jpgIMG_13.jpg IMG_5.jpgIMG_7.jpg IMG_8.jpgIMG_9.jpg IMG_15.jpgIMG_16.jpg IMG_6.jpgTwo weeks ago I had mentioned that Geoffrey and I were going away to celebrate our fourth wedding anniversary. We visited a national park in Canada that we went to around the same time last year. It’s quickly becoming our anniversary destination. We love going there in June before school lets out because it feels as if it’s a beautiful ghost town which happens to be in the midst of a forest and surrounded by lakes. It’s just so serene! We also like how it always seems to rain when we are there. Because we are not beach people, when we do go to a beachy destination, we tend to spend our time going for walks rather than just laying around. The rain is so good for keeping away mosquitoes and even people. We love having the roads and trails to ourselves as well. Hmm. I’m beginning to see a pattern of anti-social behaviour! 

Our first few days at Waskesiu were rainy as per. We walked, ate, watched movies, walked some more, took photos, went to coffee shops, walked again, and I even got some blogging and HS Store time in. It was heaven. Why, oh why, can’t we have vacations at least once a month? No, I suppose that it’s that much more special when you hardly do get away. I’ll take an annual or biannual vacation over a daily one anytime.

While we did stay in a motel, sleeping in a hammock looked pretty appealing. Here is a link for those first-time hammock users.

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Emory

hello wilderness vacation.

every summer when i was younger, my family and i would vacation at jan lake lodge. i always looked forward to making that long trip into northern saskatchewan, because even though it would always rain and there was always some fight between my siblings and i, being there felt like we had just found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. it was an isolated little piece of heaven.

as we grew older, we eventually stopped to j.l.l. for years, i did not even give the spot a second thought when it would come to mind. then suddenly, over 10 years later and now married, i found myself wondering what it would be like to go back there for a few days. this time, i would have my own family to take with me, and i would have new memories of the lake with them. so husband and dogs in tow, i once again made the long trip northward.

when we did reach our destination, i realized that while people grow and change, some places will always stay the same. what a bittersweet feeling it was to be back there.

this is our video of that week at jan lake lodge. i hope that you enjoy it.

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camping style.

IMG_1last week we visited the northern part of our province where we camped city-style. what does that mean exactly? well, take two farm brats turn city brats and plop them smack dab in the middle of the wilderness and see what becomes of their fashion sense.

IMG_2 IMG_3to me, *g* looked like a metropolitan prairie boy. he wore an rvca tee, billabong shorts, nike shoes, and a patagonia cap.

IMG_4 IMG_5my look was more of a lost ballerina. i wore a forever 21 tee, lululemon leggings, new balance shoes, and a vintage headband.

IMG_6 IMG_7IMG_8IMG_9we stayed pretty active during our trip, and this photo shoot as well. for those who wish to hike like we did, but perhaps need a bit of assistance, here are the best walking canes on the market.

IMG_11we had so much fun taking these photos, and on our camping trip as well.

huzzah!

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