Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Weekend Getaway

I think I am sufficiently recovered enough to write this post.
It was a great weekend. Much better than I anticipated.
The drive was quiet and beautiful, but hey, this is
CANADA after all.
No shortage of beauty here.
I have always been drawn to the north. The pines
seem to call my name.

We didn't even realize that the girls all had
the same color fall jackets until they
were all together.

We rented a pontoon boat for a few hours. It was cool and wet
and so much fun. The big girls liked it as much as the little ones did.
Jessica even caught a teeny tiny jack fish.
And here is Athena having some sort of Zen experience,
off in her own little world as she tends to be.

And Papa Paul, happy and content as can be.
Captain of the ship.

Jen and Jord.

Jill and Clint.

And Eden well... being Eden. A little bit wild.
She even jumped off the boat into the water.
Can you say hypothermia? It was only about 14 degrees.

Dad let the little girls drive the boat on his lap and
of course Jordan wanted a try too!

And the highlight of my trip was #1 Seeing the Northern Lights
(it had been several years since I saw them last)
and #2 Hearing the haunting call of the Loon.

But of course the best part was having my entire family
all together under one roof.
It was such a great weekend that we have already
booked again for next year.
Same place, same time.


wandi said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time with the family! Great post!

Tara said...

What fun - and sharing it with family... the best!

Dawn said...

That sounds like so much fun. You live in such a beautiful place!