Thursday, July 10, 2008

The place I grew up....

Sidnee is off on a grand adventure in my home town. There are many things that I loved about growing up there. I am hoping that she will get to experience some of those things. Here are a few things that I know she will see while she is there.

The logging trucks tend to own the road. You really don't want to come around a corner and run into one of these. My dad did and totalled my absolute favorite vehicle that I drove growing up. A red ford 4 door pick up. I had tons of fun in that going digging.

It is hay season up there and she will get to help her "Papa"(my dad)drive the tractor and learn what haying is all about. I can't tell you how many times I fell asleep while plowing a field. I will say that I had a lot of fun on the haystacks playing king of the castle. I could usually beat my brother, right Brett? Oh well, he was better on the basketball court, which is where you could find us when we weren't busy on the farm.

Main street in the "Hoof". Yes there is actually a 7-11 in my home town. They even have a KFC so they are really hip. Both of those didn't exist when I lived there. My brother and I never did cruise Main as there was always stuff to do at home or at the high school gym.

The many forests around my parents house where our horses and pigs would frequently play hide and seek with us.

The Northern Lights are beautiful and one of the things I miss the most about being down here. They are beautiful and the most colorful between now and September. It is amazing to watch them. There is no denying the existence of a God when you watch them. They really do take your breath away. So Mom, take Sidnee to Cheslatta Falls, tubing down the Nechako River, put a life jacket on her before you let her jump off the Nechako Bridge, because she will jump if given half a chance. Don't forget to take her up Sinkut Mountain to see the beautiful view, and Deni, show her how to saddle a horse so that she can go riding whenever she wants and feel the wind on her face and in her hair and take her skinny dipping. A ride or two on the four wheeler up to Crystal Lake if there is time and maybe a pull or two behind the boat on some skis. Oh, don't forget to take her for some fries & gravy, she'll like those.
I don't want to live there, but I sure am grateful for some fond memories of Vanderhoof and would love for my children to experience some of my favorites. Thanks Jill for being the taxi for Sidnee. I really appreciate it. Hey Sid, bring me back some ketchup chips and Laura Secord mint chocolate, and maybe a bar or two of MacIntosh Toffee.
P.S. Don't forget to take some pictures!


Tami said...

It sounds like Sid will have the time of her life.