Getting Away

Last month we got away for a couple of weeks and took a road trip.  We have family both directions, my parents are to the west in British Columbia, and Travis’ family is to the east in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario.  This year we headed east and drove first to Saskatchewan then to Manitoba. Saskatchewan and Manitoba August 2013 131We had really gorgeous weather most of the time. Nothing too hot, which is right up my alley but warm enough to spend a few days at the beach and water parks.  We found frogs and snakes in the South Saskatchewan River.Saskatchewan and Manitoba August 2013 100Saskatchewan and Manitoba August 2013 123Saskatchewan and Manitoba August 2013 147  While in Saskatchewan the Herbert Stampede came to town so we hit up the Rodeo.  It was a first for the kids and they thought it was great.   Saskatchewan and Manitoba August 2013 057Saskatchewan and Manitoba August 2013 083Saskatchewan and Manitoba August 2013 072 Saskatchewan and Manitoba August 2013 070 Saskatchewan and Manitoba August 2013 005My mother in law, Kathy, grows just about everything.  The Evans Cherries were just getting ripe while we were there, along with Raspberries, and Saskatoons so we definitely enjoyed that.Saskatchewan and Manitoba August 2013 006The apples weren’t quite ready but a couple of weeks later some were and we got a huge bucket full.  I’ll be sad when they’re gone.Saskatchewan and Manitoba August 2013 004Saskatchewan and Manitoba August 2013 346We also spent an afternoon at a friends’ farm doing some target shooting.  The kids had a great time catching grass hoppers to feed to the chickens as well.Saskatchewan and Manitoba August 2013 271I apparently took very few photos while in Manitoba unfortunately but we had a fantastic time there as well and the kids got to spend some time with their great grandparents which is pretty amazing.

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