Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Weekend Away

Usually trips to Whitehorse are not relaxing for us at all. We are in-out over one night and our time is just spent shopping and running errands.

This past weekend though, we opted to take two nights and do some fun things with the kids while in the big city. We went to the swimming pool twice and three times to the playroom. Matt went to see Ron James do his stand up routine with a great friend of ours. And we went on a horse drawn sleigh ride! The weekend was almost relaxing! Of course we still had to the do the usual shopping, but the kids were on their best behaviour. It was the best trip I think we have taken to Whitehorse since moving here two years ago.

I was even able to find everything I needed on my shopping list included a small steam cleaner. This weekend coming up I have a mission to get the smell of barf out of our sofas. Now doesn't that sound like a good time!

There were only two parts to the trip where I wasn't impressed. The first was when I realized I had forgotten my jacket at home. So I went to Walmart and bought a new one, wore it for the sleigh ride, and then promptly returned it! The second was my dental appointment on Monday morning. Fun times. And I have to go back again in just over two weeks for them to finish the work.

Oh! And we saw a beautiful Lynx on the drive home. Plus our kids were awesome on the drive home! Cavan only cried for 1/2 an hour while Hunter slept right from Whitehorse until we hit Faro nearly four hours later. What a great trip!

And people wonder why we live here...

Hunter eyeballing Rocky!

Rocky- the most photographed horse in the Yukon!

All ready for our ride!

Mike getting Rocky ready for the ride:

Matt and Cavan:

Having a great time!

Giddy-up Rocky!

Hunter thanking Rocky for the ride:


Breigh said...

Omg that's so funny that you bought the jacket and returned it, bad bad girl! :P

I never wonder for a second why you live there. I tell my husband all the time that I'd love to live somewhere really remote, where he can work and we can get a big house without selling our kidneys and where there are some people but not too many. Oh, and good photo opportunities and internet. That's really all it takes to make me happy haha Help me find my hubby a job and we're so there! :P

deiss said...

Oooooooooo! I want to go on the sleigh ride! And what! You actually needed a jacket! Wimp, I say, wimp! :-)

Tina said...

Love the idea of spending 2 nights. I can sort of relate about the travelling. To get to a regular sized grocery store is 2.5 hours each way, but if I want to get to a Wally-Mart or Timmy's it's 4 hours each way. But I have never regretted living here.

Way Way Up said...

We've found our (mostly) weekly trips to Ft. Mac can make for an exhausting weekend and that trip only takes about an hour so now I don't feel so bad.

Don't worry about the jacket. Lisa and I borrrowed an ginormous Ford pickup back in the fall from a dealership in order to get a couch here from Lac La Biche.

Morena said...

Good job on the wear and return! haha, that's hilarious.

Glad you had a good one. The sleigh ride looks like it was a great time.

Sarah said...

you looks so happy!

Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

Thanks Sarah! The boys were feeling so much better by Sunday and I really needed a break from my house. We were all very happy!