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


Day 1-Down the Icefield Road

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. -Helen Keller

It's 3pm, and we've set out on the road with no idea what to expect. The classic rock, and sweet, summer air are slowly filling the car. The whole vehicle is packed tight with supplies, two kids, a cat, a dog, and a Uhaul on the back with everything we own. We are free, and homeless. They told us a million times that the car wouldn't make it across, and we were taking a detour. Down the Icefield Road in Jasper, AB. 

Spend my days with a woman unkind
Smoked my stuff and drank all my wine
Made up my mind, make a new start
Goin' to California with an achin' in my heart 
Led Zeppelin

Just in the first day, it was worth the risk.


All in the Golden Afternoon

 Are you living, or just existing?
So my blog posts have sucked for this summer, but hey, I'm happy to say I've been doing some living and too busy to sit on the computer. My husband and I are having troubles figuring out where to settle down. Every area that we like is missing something we want in our lives. Then there's everyone trying to tell us what to do. Blah. So anyways, we have been driving all over NS exploring. It's been a blast. The other day was the most perfect day in existence! We got up early and drove along the fundy shore (where my family is from) Our destination was the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens. We stopped in Yarmouth and raided Frenchy's of course. We make a point to stop at every one we find. So far my treasures have been a wicked pair of heels from Chinese Laundry for 4.75, and a pair of authentic UGGs for 5.50. Oh ya, and a "vintage"copy of Bridget Jones' Diary. Score! Especially since we decided to leave our TV, etc in Fredericton for some quality time. Then, we continued through on the scenic route and drove along the coast. We drove through Saulnierville, where I'm guessing my family started. That was very cool to see.

 We stopped in Digby, and decided against spending all of our money on "World Famous" scallops, so we stopped by the Fisherman's Wharf for some photos. Once we arrived at the gardens, I was more excited than a child at Christmas. As we walked through the antique rose bushes, and the Victorian style gardens, I felt exactly like Alice! It was amazing. We spent the whole day there. After, while Shawn ran in to the honest-to-goodness German bakery to get yummy pretzels, I burned a CD with my fav mellow tunes for the drive home. On the way home, it started to rain. Then we got home, put the boys to bed and snuggled up with a bottle of red and an episode of Mad Men playing on the computer. Ahhh, perfect happiness. I hope you enjoy the photos!

All in the golden afternoon
Full leisurely we glide;
For both our oars, with little skill,
By little arms are plied,
While little hands make vain pretense
Our wanderings to guide.
Lewis Carroll