Saturday, July 17, 2010

it wasn't all mud and mosquitoes

- along the Trans Canada highway, there was flooding to admire


- there were meals shared with relatives


- there were double rainbows


- there was tree planting


- there was admiring the finished paint job


- there was counting the number of steps to the outhouse

- there was creative use of an electric skillet

- there was a side trip to Neepawa for visiting and eating

- there was some bragging about tree planting prowess


- and there was even a little time to relax and reflect


It was a productive trip, characterized by lots of work, mixed with healthy doses of visiting. There were, of course, many hours of driving, including that tense hour through the tornado warning zone. And yeah, there was mud and there were certainly mosquitoes.

More details and more photos to follow, you betcha.

12 comments:

27thstreet said...

Double rainbows are the best. We saw one one day in Portugal a few years back while driving this dippydeedoodah goofy coastal road north of Sintra.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Glad to see you back home and on the interwebs. Those gals with the Spousal Unit are hubba hubba.

Dale said...

Lovely photos Barbara! Ain't vacations grand? I'm due one soon and will be headed toward family on the east coast. Help!

pilgrimchick said...

Looks like an awesome trip, regardless of the mud and mosquitoes. Tree planting must have been tough, but certainly rewarding, too.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I have only seen double rainbows a couple of times before, Mr Anchovy, and this was this first time I had ever seen a rainbow end so close. Right at my feet!

That's my sister and her daughter, Dr M. I'd like to say that hubba runs in my family, but it's obvious that's not quite true.

Shall I stage an intervention, Dale? Spirit you away to the west instead? Say the word and it's done.

And it was only one tree, but that sucker was about 300 lbs, Pilgrimchick. We're going to die in a couple of months when we plant a pile of them.

John Mutford said...

A tornado warning? Cool! Did you die?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Not quite, but I was pretty sure we were going to, John. I had a sore elbow from wrestling with the steering wheel and was ready to lie down in a ditch, should that boiling sky organize into a funnel.

kelly said...

looks like a wonderful place. How soon till it's finished and you can host a gaggle of us for a weekend?

Allison said...

You had me until outhouse... ;)

Sounds like you had a productive weekend! Look forward to more pictures.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

We were just talking about how it would make a great spot for a blogger retreat, Kelly. Two years tops and we should be sending out invitations. Of course this means that you have to do some active blogging...

478 paces to the outhouse, Al. Which is okay if it's not raining or buggy or nighttime. That septic tank is going to be sa-weeeet!

Wandering Coyote said...

This sounds totally awesome...except for the driving through the tornado warning zone...that would have been a bit freaky...

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It was utterly freaky, WC, and not something I am in a hurry to do again.