Monday, July 15, 2013

A Week on The Prairies

We were gone this past week to the prairies. My husband went to a workshop in Edmonton and we accompanied him. It was a nice little trip, but we were glad to get back home, especially because we seem to have caught a cold while we were away.

On our way out, we stopped for a picture in the canola fields. We are still in BC in this picture, just an unusually flat part of BC. (Don't worry, I didn't trample any canola for this picture. I only walked where there was a path.)
 Heading through the Rocky Mountains, we saw some wildlife on the road.
 Downtown Edmonton. Since our hotel was downtown, we spent a lot of time in this area. Kesten and I  also took the bus out to the famous West Edmonton Mall (Kesten's first time on public transit).
 Another day, we took a tour of the legislature building. It was fascinating!
 On our way back home, we stayed a couple nights with Grandma and Grandpa. We drove out to see the old church on the prairie that I took pictures of years ago and have painted many times.
 I also explored an old homestead that was falling down.
 Closer to home, in B.C., we stopped at the Ancient Forest, an old growth rainforest of some giant cedar trees. We went once before in Winter, so it was amazing to see how lush it was in the Summer.
 And here is my little travelling champ, trying to have some fun in his car seat. He was sick on the drive home and ended up sleeping most of the 9 hour drive. Poor little guy. On the way there, I discovered a fun way to keep him entertained in the car. I just poured some water from my water bottle into a bucket and let him play with some toys in the water. It kept him busy for over an hour, which was great! He loved driving his cars through the water and stirring it with a wooden spoon.
Back at home, it looks like it rained and rained the entire time we were gone. The wheat was all knocked over from all that water, but it seems to be recovering. The peas have taken over everything in the garden! There are so many of them! Everything seems to be doing really well, and it is nice to have homegrown veg with every meal. Oooh, and the strawberries! We seem to have a glut of strawberries right now. Mmmmmmmm. Soon the wild berries will be in season and it will be time to forage.
And that is what we have been up to lately. Sorry for the neglect. Summer always seems to take priority...

1 comment:

  1. Yay! Sounds like an awesome time! Good for you guys. Sorry to hear you're sick but I'm sure it'll pass soon, especially with all that yummy food you're growing!


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