Scenes From Above

Last week I headed back to the prairies to spend some time with my family. The few days I was there went by quickly, but I had a great visit with everyone. Our two little nephews are growing like weeds and are turning into little men! The great thing about being on sabbatical is that I can take advantage of seat sales (travel to Saskatchewan isn’t usually a hot-spot destination during January 🙂 ).

I usually like the aisle seat, but lately I’ve opted for the window, in the hopes of enjoying some of the views. This trip was no exception. | Airplane view of sunrise

Up above the Vancouver clouds. | Airplane view over the Canadian Rockies

Heading over the Rockies into Calgary. | Airplane view of the Canadian prairies in winter

The Saskatchewan winter patchwork.

The weather was unseasonably warm while I was there – like on the plus-celsius side!! But this West-Coast girl wasn’t complaining! We enjoyed the blue skies, backyard skating rink, and balmy snowman-building weather. | Skating in the backyard with family, Regina SK

Our 3-year-old nephew showing Auntie how it’s done. | Sunrise, Regina | Silhouette of | Building snowmen, Regina SK

As I flew out of Regina, the prairie landscape lit up under the rising sun, with views nicer than the socked-in rain that welcomed me back home. | Airplane view of the Canadian prairies in | Airplane view of the Canadian prairies in winter

The countdown is now on for our big trip! Only 13 days until we pick up our RV and begin our 3-month adventure. I guess it’s time we start planning!!