I was on the road this weekend.
Friday night I hit the road with my little polka-dot suitcase, my knitting bag and my sleeping bag. I also had two pairs of wet hand-knit socks with me. I wanted to have them this weekend because it was supposed to be cold. Hmmmmm... other than hanging them out the window, how does a girl dry her handknit socks?
Laundro-car to the rescue!
The result? Almost completely dry socks by the time I reached Monkey-town and Becca!
Saturday morning, Becca, Troy and I went to the market in Dieppe, then we gathered up Troy's sister, her three boys and their friend Tina, and we went somewhere I don't ever remember going before!
Here's a BIG hint:
Did you figure it out? We went to the sugar woods! It's been a rough season for the maple industry. Our weather hasn't been conducive to running sap. The days haven't been warm enough.
When we arrived in the bush this is the first thing I saw:
This is the more "traditional" way of collecting sap. Granted, First People of Canada didn't have aluminum buckets. But here's what they use now...
It took me a while to figure out why on earth they had all these clotheslines strung up in the woods! Heh heh.
After our nice walk we headed up to a church hall for a pancake breakfast. YUM!
This is what Becca and i look like after walking in the cold and then snorfing down a pancake breakfast.
After hanging with Becca and Troy (and meeting Troy's wonderful family - they're so great! his nephews are ADORABLE)... I headed back to Nova Scotia for a night at the illustrious Glasgow Mountain hotel and resort.
More on that later.