Snow visits

Snowshoeing by the river with the University Bridge in the background
Snowshoeing by the river with the University Bridge in the background

 
Last Friday David flew into Saskatoon for the first part of reading break. Monday was family day and I took a couple extra days off, so we had 5 days with big brother.

You can see where the beavers came up out of the river and chomped down some trees.
You can see where the beavers came up out of the river and chomped down some trees.

 
David is a keen winter sports enthusiast, so the first thing we did was a snowshoe down to the farmers’ market for lunch.
 

Driving up to Eb's: 1.1 hours of flat, colourless prairie
Driving up to Eb’s: 1.1 hours of flat, colourless prairie

 
The next day we drove up to Eb’s trails for the annual ‘Eb’s day’. There were more people than I had ever seen, as well as marshmallow and hot dog roasting, hot chocolate and other snacks. It was very festive, even by Hemlingby standards. I ate a cheese and guava paste sandwhich but did not feel left out.

 

It was worth it once we got there though!  This is one of the open meadows, but there are lots of tight, narrow forest trails
It was worth it once we got there though! This is one of the open meadows, but there are lots of tight, narrow forest trails

 

Eb’s was great, and we also got to see Holiday park and Kinsmen, as well as a local yoga class, trip to the Mendel, and lunch at the Hollows.
 

You need to specify whom is allowed, or 'motor tobogganers' will take advantage.
You need to specify whom is allowed, or ‘motor tobogganers’ will take advantage.

 
Welcome back anytime David! Maybe some other Westcoasters will see the fun pictures and decide to brave the cold.

We finished off with smokies and hot chocolate at the warming hut, kind of Swedish.
We finished off with smokies and hot chocolate at the warming hut, kind of Swedish.

 

3 Comments

  1. These pictures look like so much fun!

    The snow adventures and sibling time = so awesome!

    Sounds like you really got up to some fun adventures, and so many fun ways to be active!

    love you.
    elizabeth

  2. I didn’t notice the bullet holes… that is kind of redneck to shoot the stickman snowmobiler. However, it is an active hunting area and red/yellow clothing is generally advised, especially in deer season.

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