On Wednesday we head off for a much needed and anticipated family vacation. We are set to go to Vancouver and Seattle for about 6 days and then from Vancouver we fly to Ottawa for a good 4 weeks.
It will be our first time home since Katia was born and we are so excited for everyone to meet her.
It's been a good 6 months since we last left the territory and anyone who lives here in the North will tell you that after a while it can get hard to be so isolated.
Yes, we are very lucky here in Whitehorse. We have some great little shops on Main Street and we even have some large box stores and chain restaurants, but what we don't have is selection.
It's been a while since I've been to any good clothing stores or even good thrift shops and I am really looking forward to doing some good shopping. It's funny, because I'll be looking for things that people who live down South wouldn't need to think about, like winter clothes for the kids that might be on sale that will fit them next year. And their clothes in the next size up. Also Christmas shopping and birthday shopping for the kids...crazy but it's true! This will be our last trip home until the following year.
Some things that I am looking forward to doing while we are in the big cities:
:: going to a big box book store and looking through the huge selection of books
:: 2nd hand kids clothes shopping
:: IKEA ... need I say more? Ottawa now has Canada's largest IKEA, so excited!
:: craft supply shopping at Michael's
:: Shopping here in Seattle
:: Going to the Children's Museum in Seattle, the Museum of Nature in Ottawa, the Aquarium in Vancouver and the National Art Gallery in Ottawa
These photos were taken on our last walk on the trails behind our house. I will miss the fresh air and beautiful nature that surrounds us here. This little stream is just a 15 min walk from our house. I wonder what it will look like when we return in 6 weeks.
Ps. Those are some dogs that we met along the trail.