It's almost too good to be true.... three fine, fine weekends, in a row, in May.... including May Long.... What... is going on?? Wow! Anyway, I am not complaining, believe me - I am simply in awe of this rarely experienced phenomenon. And I have definitely been taking advantage of it!
On my post-birthday weekend I went to Medicine Hat, to visit my parents as well as one of my besties. For a solid 48 hours I alternated between playing cards with my Mom and Dad and scrubbing floors in Jynelle's beautiful old house. Sounds like an odd combination of activities I know, but it was fabulous!
|Springtime on the prairies.|
|It's bug season! Ewwww.|
|The Parents. My Mom is still being |
cordial to me at this point.....
|I'm seldom on the winning side of the table, so|
this was a nice way to end the evening!
|Elinor however, had something to say|
about my victory.... which I may or may not
have made a big deal about.... LOL!
So the card game was where I had to use my brain, and Jynelle's house, was where I had to use my brawn. She is giving the place a nice facelift and I contributed some elbow grease to the cause.
|One room down....|
|....and a few more to go!|
|Quality time with my BFF!|
The long weekend ended up being mostly chill, however I did venture out to Siffleur Falls one of the days, which I've blown past a hundred times on my way to the mountains but never stopped. What a more than pleasantly surprising trail!
|Amazing water color!|
|The crocuses are out.|
|More great landscape.|
Right after the holiday Monday, my plant started into a shutdown. The first full-tilt week of ripping and tearing was capped off nicely for me by some more incredible outside time. The weekend weather was stellar, both days, and I clocked about 25km on trails around Canmore.