In an earlier post, I’ve mentioned making a conscious effort to spend less on material things and spend more time gaining new experiences. So this summer, Tav (the official partner in crime, sometimes called the Mean Bean) and I really tried to get out more to explore our neighborhood and the surrounding neighborhoods.
Lac La Biche is about a three hour drive south of where we live (291 km according to Google maps). The trip to Lac La Biche was another almost-spontaneous trip. I say almost-spontaneous because we read on the paper that there was some sort of festival (the 51st? Pow Wow) going on, thought it would be fun, but also thought we couldn’t go, but then made a last minute decision to drive down.
Because we just have such terrible timing and even more terrible planning skills and very little patience to wait around, we ended up missing out on most of the excitement in the Pow Wow. Instead, we drove around town, ate greasy food, fought about milkshakes (yup, about, not over), went to a beach and took some pictures.
The highlight of the trip though, was the berry picking adventure, when we spotted the Shady Lane Berry Farm. I say adventure because it’s the first time I’ve gone berry picking. While I wouldn’t say I lived and grew up in a big city, I never really lived close to nature. Tav actually pokes fun at me for regarding myself as an adventurer when I often jokingly say “I’m allergic to nature”, which isn’t exactly a lie.
In other news, there’s only 3 days left of summer?! What am I doing indoors right now?