Thankfully, the snow had melted a couple of days before departure and so we were able to make a fairly "easy" eighteen hour drive in no time at all. The week was an un-rushed time of seeing Nicole's ministry, exploring her 85 acres, hiking, running, relaxing, sight-seeing, and playing with animals. It's crazy how quickly we fall into habits; after a few days of not using my phone, I would forget to take it into town to check for anything I had "missed" back home.
The land, up there, is absolutely stunning, rustic, and bold. The backdrop of immense mountain ranges are all around. I could see why many have traveled all the way up there and then made it their home. Here are some shots from our time up there and the beautiful scenery:
Another added bonus of staying at the safe house ("Suskwa Valley Youth Society"), was that it has been furnished with many of the furnishings and household necessities that I have grown up with. So, there were always couches, chairs, bedding, paintings, dishes and decorations popping-up with little reminders of my childhood home. How wonderful that these items now get to be re-used and loved by another generation of children and families!
~AndréaDo you have any childhood home items that particularly speak to you?