Day 3-The Prairies

There is great meaning in life for those who are willing to journey. -Jim England

 On the third day of the trip, we were still having great luck, and it was a beautiful day. Canada Day actually, and what a way to spend it. One of my favorite old school bands is The Guess Who, and their lead singer is from Winnipeg. So I popped in their CD, and we cruised on through the beautiful prairies. We stopped in Rouleau, which happens to be the set for the popular Canadian show Corner Gas.

You know I'll be standin' by
To hold you if you worry
No more sadness, no more sorrow
And no more bad times
Everyday comin' sunshine
Everyday, everybody laughin'
The Guess Who


Fundy National Park/Hopewell Rocks

“I see my path, but I don't know where it leads. Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it.” -Rosalia de Castro 

 The other day, we went on a 5km photo hike through southeastern New Brunswick. If you know me, you know I like to visit historic sites and provincial parks, and I have been all over Canada doing so. So I figured since I was from NB, it was time to visit Fundy National Park. We started into it with no idea what was ahead of us, and ended up walking 5 km over rocky terrain, through streams and brooks, just to see a waterfall.  It's funny because on the way we had a conversation how, even though we don't believe in the Christian religion, it must be nice for them that no matter where they go, they have people to relate to, and a sort of sanctuary in the churches.

  On our hike we met a lot of very nice people, chatted with them and learned where they are from. Once we got to Hopewell Cape, the sun was going down, so I started to run. I was actually racing this old french couple. There we were, all running through the forest like idiots,  trying to get to the same place, to see the same thing, for the same spiritual experience us nature lovers would die for. Then I started thinking...THIS is our religion, and the parks are our sanctuaries. I hope you enjoy the photos!


Day 2-The Badlands

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
 The second day I woke up extremely excited. I had never been anywhere even close to being like Drumheller, and the photos I'd seen online were very intriguing. We had to drive a bit out of our way again, and on the way, we found the creepiest little ghost town in the middle of nowhere. Just sitting there in the car snapping pics I felt the chill of the past. We finally arrived, and as soon as we drove into town, everything was different. They really play up the dinosaur thing there, but I felt like a cowboy would have. This place looked different than any other part of Canada I had ever seen. The true wild west.

  We stopped in town for lunch, then continued on to find the hoo doos. On the way, we found a suspension bridge, and I of course was too scared to go out because of the sudden windstorm that was going on. Which, I might add, was freaking awesome to watch. The whole town suddenly covered in dust and high winds. I'm really sad that we didn't have time to do anything more, and the kids were also with us. But hey, I will definitely take what I can get. The hoo doos were my favorite part of the whole trip. I left all the boys in the car and took some time for myself and walked through, capturing their brilliance with my mind and camera. It was very spiritual. After that we continued through the Badlands to Saskatchewan.

The time to hesitate is through
No time to wallow in the mire
Try now we can only lose
And our love become a funeral pyre
Come on baby, light my fire 
Try to set the night on fire.
The Doors