Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Opening Weekend

It's been exactly one month since my last post. Hard to believe.

After deciding it was time to stop letting snow get in our way, I'm happy to report we finally made the
familiar trip north last weekend for the first time in weeks. Thanks to our neighbour blowing out our driveway, the trip in was seamless. We arrived at the cabin to find it just as we left it. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for the outhouse we were loaned last year. The weight of the snow was too much for it sometime in the last month causing its roof to collapse. I'm actually very surprised it didn't happen earlier in the season. We've had an incredible amount of snow.

Sarah joined us this weekend making her the Official First Guest Room Occupant! The weekend involved vodka, Ikea furniture assembly (thanks Sarah!), snowshoeing, and a few rounds of Small World.

Oh, and an unfortunate incident involving me falling through ice. Spence and I really are meant for each other, aren't we? Next time I get water from the river, remind me to take a pole with me so I don't have to use my foot to test where the shore ends. Because here's a hint: when it ends, you go in. Luckily for me only one leg went in and only up to my thigh.

While I was in the water Sarah had to prompt me to let go of the watering cans and take her hand so she could help me out because all I could think was, "Wow, this is a great angle for filling the cans!" That's how I roll, folks.

Cue more vodka shots and some warm R&R inside the cabin. All in all it was an excellent opening weekend.

There have been some cougar sightings in the area so it's not wise to go into the bush unarmed.


  1. This was such a fun weekend - thanks so much for inviting me. Love snowshoeing! The new cabin addition and the guest room is so nice an cozy.

    Also, I recommend a new rule when getting water from the stream in winter - a buddy-system!

    1. Yes, the buddy system is a must! You're a wise woman.