Sunday, August 16, 2009

Canadians go North for Summer, news at 11

Anyone who follows me on Twitter may have noticed me grumbling last weekend about packing to go further north on summer vacation. Yes, us Canadians are crazy like that. We already live in the Arctic so for vacation we go further north into the Arctic. I think the cold is getting to us, don't you?

The summer here has been, well how can I say this without cursing? Awful. Cold. Fall like. And some other expletives that aren't appropriate for this here family site. As a result, I packed our winter jackets. Yes I did. I didn't do it without grumbling under my breath about why in tarnation we live in this God forsaken place, though, believe you me.

But then we got there and I saw things like this:





And I remembered that this place that has more winter than Antarctica (had to give the South pole some air time, can't play favourites), well it's pretty damn beautiful.

And you know what also helped? The hot, hot gorgeously hot sun. That's right folks, we had 5 (FIVE) hot sunny days. In. a. row. Stop the presses. This is big news from the Khlopchyk house. And at some point I will pick myself up off the floor from the shock of it. Mostly likely when I look outside tomorrow and see the cloudy rainy day that is predicted for the duration of the last week of school holidays.


We also consumed a few bush pies. If you want to know what in the world those are, refer to last year's trip.

Did I mention that both boys, (yes that's right, my baby is going to freaking kindergarten), start school in 11 days?

If you are looking for me, I'll be in the vodka.


Cheryl said...

Those are beautiful Kami....makes me appreciate our land.....until winter when I WILL complain about the snow and cold!
Our babies are in Kindergarden.....sniff sniff...BUT you will have a bit more Kami time which is a treat too!! If you were closer I would tie you up at my house each morning to hold a baby!!!

Angella said...

It looks so pretty there! And your kids start school NEXT WEEK? Mine don't go back until the second week in September. Nathan starts Kindergarten too...

Anonymous said...

those pics are gorgeous!!! glad you had nice weather!
and can i join you in the vodka? i don't think i am ready for next week.

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Kami got sunshine!! Whooot!!!

R Royal Family said...

Those are great pictures Kami! I am SO glad to hear tjat you had nice weather, I was thinking about you day after cold miserable day here wondering how your trip was going. I can't wait to see you!

Elaine A. said...

It's so gorgeous up there. I want to take my husband to my cousin's sometimes. She lives outside of Edmonton and we went down to Jasper when I visited her and it was wonderful.

Then we could come see you after! WHEE!

Kami said...

Beautiful! I live waaaaaaaaaaay south of you (You're like the ONLY person I can say that to, so I will) but we have had a sucky summer too! But the hot, it's here! Just in time for vacay!! Yay!
And I'll send you a round on FB to help you cope with kindergarten :(

Stacie's Madness said...

hahah, in the vodka.

My baby starts on Wednesday.

Debbie said...

Yay for hot! Absolutely beautiful.

Kristin said...

Canada really is gorgeous, despite the elements. How ironic is it nicer a bit further North. This has been a wacky summer. Pretty good for us in the Northwest, not that I'm trying to rub it in glad you got a little summer in.

Karen MEG said...

Gorgeous shots, Kami. We're only now getting summer temps...and thunderstorms. Great.

So what are you going to do with all that time once the boys are in school ;)? Your baby will rock kindergarten, BTW...

Natalie said...

my baby started kinder today.... could you drink some for me too! :-)

those are amazing pictures... though still hard for me to associate cold with summer since it is so HOT here. you would melt my friend...just melt. and you wouldn't need a fire to cook your pies, you could just set them outside for a little while.