Monday, August 17, 2009

Brightsand Lake

The final Saskatchewan weekend of the summer, for me anyway. We didn't let the rain ruin the fun, as the pictures of the boys' football game show. Baseball while the sun shined, football when it didn't. The only casualties: a flip flop and my poor sprained finger. Which didn't stop my team from winning. Pilsner. Feeling like part of the family. Wishing my camera battery wasn't dead as we traveled the backroads in a parade of motorbikes, ATVs and the littlest tractor. The fresh country air. Being the only ones in aforementioned parade that didn't get doused in mud. The tightness in your face you get from laughing too much. Poker and fresh fruits and veggies from the garden.
Going to the lake makes me homesick a little. Only because I love the quiet of it. I love sitting around the campfire looking up at the stars. I love being away from everything, and everyone (other than the people you're stuck there with). The smell of the air after the rain. Puppies running around everywhere.
That being said, it's good to be back in Edmonton. Back to the busy life, but with a weekend on the horizon filled with city fun. The market. The mall. Drinks on the patio. Most importantly, the baby sister. This weekend will be the last we get to devote completely to each other before she leaves me.

7 comments:

Mandy said...

Your weekend at the lake sounds absolutely wonderful! Enjoy this week with your sister.

Lindsay said...

This looks like a lot of fun. It's been way too long since I had a lake vacation, mostly because CA is more about the ocean. Still, there are lots of lakes to explore. Maybe I'll try next summer.

reederscorner said...

Wow- that looks like so much fun! I'm so homesick for Halifax right now!!! I can't wait to go back in 2 weeks!! :)

sleepyjane said...

Oh!! Fun!! I can't wait for it to warm up here so we can have a weekend away. :)

Kyla Roma said...

Oh that sounds like a brilliant time! I never seem to get homesick for the country because my neighborhood is so quiet and green- but if I ever do it's not more that 20 mins. away in any direction I drive =)

Have a good last little bit with your little sister!

willtherebecake said...

this post made me excited for fall. Must've been the football and the pilsner.

Elle Bee... said...

It was fall weather for sure!