Monday, May 19, 2008


I debated about whether to post today as the long weekend is not over yet, but I guess, since I head off to my rural practicum in just a few hours, it is almost over for me. It's been hot and sunny here all weekend. We broke out the sunscreen and I put out the summer furniture. I sat outside and read on the front porch for the second time all year. Lovely. I wish it were like this all the time. We've had a wonderful weekend and I have some other stories to share, but I thought I'd just show you our little roadtrip from yesterday.

We felt a convertible was needed for the trip. I didn't blow dry my hair and the wind & sun dried it is a matter of minutes. Who needs a stylist when you have the out of doors?

Lizzie enjoyed travelling in the back seat. It was a toss up for her. Use the sunglasses to anchor the hair out of her face, or use the to shield her eyes. Aah, close the eyes...good compromise.

We drove out to Echodale Regional Park, a man-made reservoir about 15 minutes from Medicine Hat. There were lots of church picnics taking place. I felt a bit conspicuous in my slightly sleezy, but completely appropriate for the summery weather, tank top and mini. 

Our late spring means that the leaves are just coming out on all the leaves. It was so pretty out there. It's like a small oasis amidst the cliffs and coulees (note these in the background).

Also on the property are some historical buildings, including this house built in the early 1900s and furnished accordingly.

This child's room was all set for tea. I wouldn't have minded having a closer look inside the dollhouse.

We also got to cuddle baby bunnies!!! I can't tell you how excited this made me. I LOOOOOVE bunnies and having one of my own is a longtime (and quite unrealistic, never to be fulfilled) dream of mine. They were so cute.

Look at this sweet little face (and ignore the cleavage).

Of course there were also some cows laying around. I just love their long eyelashes.

And a few lambs too.

This guy was only three weeks old and not ready to leave mama quite yet. She was very protective about her baby and quite vocal too. They make the strangest noises.

This little calf was quite happy to pose for photos.

Well I'm getting dangerously close to my projected 11:00am departure, so I must go now. My posting may be a little erratic in the next few weeks as I'm doing a lot of travelling for school, but rest assured, I will return.


mushroommeadows said...

Oh, looks like you guys had a lovely time! I'm with you, the bunnies are too cute!!!


Jillian said...

Love the convertible! Looks like you are really enjoying the fact that winter is LONG gone.

So happy you are having warmer weather. The bunnies are adorable...I never had one either. Guess I was lucky to have cats!

Thanks for stopping by and wishing us a happy anniversary!

MJ said...

Now you did it: you typed the clxxxvage word. You'll get googled (and oggled) now!

Lucky you to have a convertible for sunny weather!

Firefly Hill said...

Looks like you had a great time and I love the bunnies!


Saucy said...

Looks like you had an awesome small town weekend! The bunnies were adorable, I won't say ANYTHING about the clevage.