The berries were ripe and there were tons everywhere.
Things are changing...
Oh Look! They are kissing!! : )
The kids swam, caught frogs, and explored. I started a big fire and cooked supper for us. Then they bundled up on a quilt and layed there watching the muskrats. This end of Pike Lake is full of frogs and lily pads.
Aside from 2 other vehicles, we were the only ones out there. NO ONE was on the beach, and no one was under the trees roasting wieners. I asked my kids, "am I weird? It was hot all day, and the end of the week. It's beautiful out here! Doesn't anyone else think this would be awesome? Am I weird or what?" And they answered, "yeah mom. You are weird, but we like it here too." So I made them promise that they'll do important stuff like this with their kids too. (Important - that's my word for it.)
I challenge you Saskatonians. Pack up and get out there. Write your name in the sand. Eat supper over the fire. Feed the squirrels. Watch the woodpeckers. Listen to the wind in the trees. Enjoy the sunset over the water. It's only 15 minutes out of the city. I dare you - I promise you'll come home feeling great.