Last weekend, Sheena, Rebecca and I went to the Turtle Lake and
Glaslyn area of
Saskatchewan to visit with friends and have a wee little vacation. In both spots, we were put up by Dean and Laura’s parents — who graciously accepted us into t
heir homes for the second year in a row. We started with 2 and half days at the lake: enjoying swimming, boating, fishing, and just plain relaxing on the sheltered lakeside patio. Rebecca had her first boat ride — and the boys caught a few northern pike and walleye, making for some great dinners. We then had a day and a half at their cattle ranch near Glaslyn — had a few sessions of shooting gophers (a Saskatchewan staple) and took a few tours of the area. Of real interest was a time when Sheena, the baby and I were
walking through nearby fields while taking pictures of a nearby lightning storm. Suddenly, a bolt of lightning hit a ridge about 8 kms from where
we were, starting a fire instantly. We rushed back to the ranch house and eventually went to help put the fire out on a neighbours field near Aquadeo. It was quite an experience and quite a storm at that!
A great time again in Saskatchewan — thanks to Dean and Laura’s family for the meals, beds, haircuts (!) and friendship.