Tuesday July 26th –
The plan for mom and I was to head out to Waskesiu after picking up Zoe and to visit with Stephanie and Charity (who were camping there) and eventually Ruth as well.
We arrived around 11:00 and parted ways after having our lunches together.
Mom and Stephanie going biking, Zoe and I heading into town to see if the stores held anything of interest.
They did and they didn’t, but at the end of it all, nothing was bought and it was time to hit the beach.
We walked our way across the hot sand and tried to find a semi empty spot, waiting for Mom and Stephanie to come down.
We sat for a few moments until upon further inspection we spotted them waaaay down and already in the water.
Relocating then occurred, but Mom and I had to head back to the truck to haul down the cooler bag, beach chairs and towels.🏖
Walking in sand is much tougher then we would care to admit 😜
Finally we made it back across the blazing sand and entered the water.
The others have more water in their veins as they quickly go in, get fully wet and stay in.
While mom and I took our time, eventually going in up to our necks and then retreating to land after a few minutes.
Food was brought out and passed around as the clouds darkened and hid our much desired sunshine.
We were soon all shivering in our wet clothes, wrapped in towels and wishing for warmer things… like coffee, hot chocolate, blankets and sweaters 😜
Ruth came down to the beach and seen us all shivering and suggested we just go back to the camper to warm up and spend our time together with dry clothes and a coffee in hand 😏
It was a great suggestion 👌🏻
Stephanie boiled some water and the instant coffee was a warm welcome, along side the afternoon of visiting 😊💕
Of course by the time we had all changed and settled in at the campsite the clouds had moved on and the sun was back out but our time was enjoyed, shaded or not😏☀️
We drove into town to check out a store with mom but an elk distracted us from the correct turn off and then by the time we turned around and got back into town the store was closed, so we just headed for supper 😋
Walleye’s Elk Ridge Restaurant was the chosen place and meals were enjoyed.
Topics too, as they turned to everyone recalling embarrassing moments 😆
It was an pleasant day with friends from home, Zoe and I both said that we very much like hanging out with the ‘moms’ (the same ones who probably used to frighten us back in the day 😉)
Missing Charity since she had to leave early 😒
A Murdoch was watched with Mom and Dad and then Zoe and I figured we would watch another, but that somehow never happened and we decided to retire come 3:30 am 😋
Wednesday July 27th –
Us girls slept in a little, in an attempt to recuperate from the night before, waking for coffee, tea and sunshine on the deck ☕️🌤👭
Our time was spent leisurely, outside or inside, on the couches upstairs or downstairs, finishing talking about whatever we may have missed the night before 😋
She departed around 3:00 pm and I watered moms veggie garden for a little bit before my husband called for a chat 📞
That afternoon Becca and the kids had come over to do some laundry and get washed up, fill some water bottles etc.
The North Saskatchewan river, the source of water for Prince Albert and surrounding areas was contaminated by an oil spill earlier in the week, so city officials had to shut down the water!
Nathin and Becca are just in that areas reach, but our water is from a well, so good thing for them they live only a few moments away 😁👌🏻
Unfortunately though it meant dealing with a very limited water supply on some very hot days 😖💧