|The morning mist of Westhawk Lake|
Westhawk Lake is about a 2-hour drive east of Winnipeg. Ever since I was a kid it has been a destination for family vacations, first at my Grandmother's trailer and now at my Uncle Cliff (my Dad's brother) and Aunt Eleanor's cottage.
After picking up Heather from the airport and watching her reunite with Jessy, we arrived at the lake and were enthusiastically welcomed by the vast number of family (13) who were hanging out at the lake. What followed was a great 4 days of hiking, eating, swimming, waterskiing, tubing, deer-sighting and storytelling as we recounted our adventures and heard about what was happening with everyone.
|Heather and Jessy being reunited|
|The Westhawk Family Portrait|
|Kathy coming in for a landing|
|Heather getting a ski lesson from my cousin Sandra|
Now I have to say that for year's I have heard nothing but negativity about the experience of driving through Saskatchewan. Now having finally done it (on the way out last year we skipped it as we did a detour to Wyoming) I have to say I think it has got a bad rap. I would much rather do that drive and be able to look across the prairie landscape then do the Maine / Pennsylvania tree-lined highway.
|Yep - Moose Jaw|
|The only cop I saw between Winnipeg and Calgary|
|The world's biggest teepee at Medicine Hat courtesy of the 1988 Winter Olympics|
|The Olympic Plaza from '88 where the medals were awarded|
|Islay and Earl enjoying a quiet morning while trying to ignore me blogging|
But now it's time to head to British Columbia and a meet up with Heather and Chloe at Chez Glover in Peachland for one final bit of travel before crossing the finish line in Vancouver.