Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Running away.

I figure it is well past time to tell you guys about Rob's and my little holiday. 
When Sarah went to dance camp we decided to get away just the two of us for a couple of days. I mean what better time would we have. He was off work. Sarah was away at camp. Bonus bonus. :)

So we borrowed my parents tent trailer and headed off to the great wilderness of Saskatchewan. 
Now for those of you who are not aware of this, I was born and raised in this fine province. My hubby was not. :). 
Now for being here for almost half my life I knew really nothing about a lot of the province. We have toured around before but I really wanted to check out some out of the way places. 

S we loaded up and headed up. 
First we stopped in Lloydminster at the tourist info place hoping to get some information. They had some but nothing really detailed and not really to our liking. So off we went. 

This is the start if the trip. We really had no idea where we were going. I only knew that I really wanted to see the crooked bush. 

We stopped in North Battleford at their tourist info booth and had way better luck. We were able to get a little package with things to do and see, where they were located and a provincial map to go with it. 

This guy is at the tourist booth. He is made entirely of barbed wire. Pretty cool hey. 
I lived an hour and a half away from this town, had been to it many times and wasn't aware he was there. But later on I found out my parents didn't know about him either. ;)

After North Battleford we headed to the Crooked Bush. 
Ok I must say this really is cool. If you have never been, live around the area or want to make a trip to Saskatchewan you really must check this place out. 

It's kinda hard to see but in a very small area all the trees are crooked. They are not very old and they always have grown like this. The trees around this area are normal. It really kinda gave me the heeper jeepers. 

Afterwards we headed down the road again and decided it camp at Blaine Lake. My hubby had been up for 24 hours at this point so he was needing a nap. 
So we both had one. :D. After all what's the point of being on holidays if you can't nap. Lol

After our nap we toured around the town and then went back to the campsite and relaxed some more. 
The next day we headed to Rosthern. I was told that and Hepburn was where he was from so I wanted to check it out. Very cool town. 
Love some of the old places that they are using still. 

We then did some touristy things around there which I have pics in my good camera, but I'm being lazy tonight so all you get is my cell phone pictures. :)

Now to make things a little interesting I'm going to leave with this thought. 
Did you know Saskatchewan had a Great Wall? We do because we visited it. More in the next post...


  1. What a fun trip :) Those simple and un-planned ones are the best!

    1. It was awesome. So great to just reconnect with hubby.

  2. Love that you found all these cool spots. I've been thinking the next time we have family pics done it will be in Rosthern. Such a neat town.

    1. It is a really cool town. Love the old buildings. I think we need to do this kind of thing more often. Even just a day trip here and there.