Friday, March 28, 2014

Adventure!

Two flights + one new to us car + 2400km of driving + visits with friends and family along the way + "Let It Go" on repeat = a mama on the brink of insanity.

That is how the boys and I spent our spring break!

Friends of ours were selling a small car down in Prince George and we decided to buy it to drive around here in Faro to save miles on the truck and fuel costs too!  I used aeroplan points to fly the boys and I down to Prince George and we left Matt behind in Faro since he had to work.

The trip was a blast!  I went to university in Prince George and I got to spend a couple of days catching up with friends I hadn't seen in over a decade.  There was also family there I got to have a huge turkey dinner with too!

We drove up to Dawson Creek to spend a couple of days with my parents and more visiting with friends and family.  After that it was north to Fort Nelson to see my brother, sister in law, and my three nephews. 

Finally, we made one long haul from Fort Nelson right through to Faro (about 1300km) in one day.  The boys were excellent travellers and I had such a fun time hanging out with them this trip.  We had great conversations, sang a lot, counted different types of vehicles, and enjoyed the fantastic scenery that northern BC and the Yukon have to offer.

Thank you to everyone that let us stay with them, fed us, and met up with us for visits!

And now....  a crap load of photos.  

Dalmatian Puppy and Marno the Marten waiting for our flight.

Future UNBC students in the making!

My beautiful friend Lana met up with us for lunch!
I used to be this lovely lady's Brownie leader and now she is graduating university!

11 years ago Elaina, Mike and I graduated!
The boys and their Great-Auntie!

My cousin and her family!  She cooked the best turkey for us.

Mike teaching the kids about computer games.
I miss these two dorks.  They haven't changed a bit!

The Pine Pass looked menacing, but the the drive was fabulous!

Met a friend from high school for lunch!

I wanted to keep this little gem.  I have known her mama since I was 12.

The boys catching up with their buddy in Dawson Creek!

I love my Auntie!

More Auntie love!!

My cousin and his husband!  Cutest newlyweds ever!
Dog doors are fun!

Grandma and crazy boys.

MY NEW NEPHEW!

Cavan says we need a new baby.

Four not-so-little Hunter Family offspring!

Peace and quiet!

Liard Hotsprings at -15C!

Frosty and perfect.... until it was time to get out!

Why hello there, Mr. Bison!

Ipad in the dark.
Amelia Catcha Car is home in Faro!  The boys assisted in the naming.

5 comments:

jozien said...

so much fun!

-N- said...

The hot springs look FUN! Tell us more about your visit there if you get the chance! You're so lucky to live in a corner of the north where you can get there in your own vehicle and see so much cool stuff along the way, too.

Tara said...

So that's where you were! I was starting to wonder. Sounds like a great trip!

Anonymous said...

what day were you at the hotsprings? Myself and a friend were there on march 20 coming back from a trip up to Tuktoyaktuk from Victoria.....Darrell

Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

We were there on the 27th! Perfect day.