Yes, I've finally gone and done it - I've been to Saskatchewan and lived to tell the tale. Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park to be exact. And I camped! Or rather my family and I camped.
There was plenty of scenery to be admired. I discovered to my wonder & delight that SK really does have hills and trees. I always suspected they might be there. Plus I didn't need a passport to cross the border. My sweet Lizzie inquired quite innocently as we crossed the border when we would be stopping at customs (seriously).
Butterflies to get up close to. So pretty.
Squirrels to go "aaawww" over. Photo credit to Javier, darn it.
Side note: Medicine Hat has no squirrels. Whatever did they do to make all the squirrels go away. I love squirrels.
Wildflower bouquets to pick.
Relaxing to be done, though I suspect Lizzie outgrew her kiddie chair
from last year. Time to go shopping, I guess.
Books to be read. Goldilocks has found a better fitting chair.
Marshmallows to toast & even better? 'smores! Yum.
Cartoons to watch? Wait a minute....
Oh yeah, the IPOD. Technology follows us even camping.
Forts to build.
Softballs, footballs & frisbees to throw and catch
And a moose to photograph as we left the park.
I was just slightly resistant to the idea of camping, poor Javier. I love camping, especially now that we have a trailer. No more tenting for spoiled little me. However, I felt I really needed to stay home and get my home organized. Yes, my priorities were in serious need of reordering I think! But, you know what? It was a wonderful little getaway. I feel refreshed and ready to tackle that new load of laundry waiting for me downstairs. It was nice to spend some quality family time without a three-hour roadtrip looming on the horizon.
Thank you Javier for planning & organizing (& shopping & packing for) our mini-holiday.