remember taking long sunday drives out to nowhere?
sitting in the backseat of the car?
bored out of your mind?
having to listen to your parents' choice in music?
was it only my family that had to experience these painful drives?
perhaps... but i'm thinking not.
i didn't get it as a kid.
i was restless... wanted to run... wanted to play.
but now that i'm an adult!?
i love taking drives.
really, i do!
and what better gift to me on mother's day than to take a nice long drive!?
we loaded up in our vehicle and headed east, to the canadian shield and lake country.
this was my glorious view for a couple of hours.
grey skies aren't so bad when you're cozy in your vehicle, listening to tunes and seeing those lakes.
we drove to kenora, ontario.
first, we stopped for lunch.
i should have taken a picture of big k's lunch.
she ordered fish and chips off the kids menu and it was ginormous.
like two huge pieces of fish plus a plate full of fries.
and then she kept accidentally dropping pieces off her plate.
i kept sending her back under the table to clean up.
big m got mad at me and said that's what the servers are hired to do.
i said, 'no, k makes the mess... k can clean it up.'
i'm sorta hard core like that.
bush man and the babe'ster.
like, cold enough that there were even some snow flakes.
we had a brutally long cold spring here this year.
but in these pics it looks sorta nice because it's sunny.
so, we'll just go with it and pretend it was a beautiful spring day.
i wouldn't be my father's daughter if i didn't do this on one of our 'drives'.
we were trying hard not to step on broken beer bottles and such.
i think baby h even tried to pick up an empty bottle of booze, or listerine or paint thinner.
these are the moments that special life long memories are made of, right?
i'm safe and didn't cut myself on that broken glass!
i must have released the camera for at least a little bit.
having some one on one time with my biggest girl.
walking towards the mighty muskie fish!
let's get all of us in the shot with huskie the muskie!!
another timed masterpiece!
i dare you not to start singing red hot chilli peppers.
am i dating myself?
i loved coming of age in the 90's, yo!
there was a sign on the bathroom door of the coffee shop that said you had to be a paying customer to use it.
so we loitered at least a good 10 minutes before leaving.
to make it seem like we were there for real... and not just using their toilet services.
(i was too full for coffee, if you can believe it... plus i didn't want to have to stop to pee on the drive home)
no long drive is complete without some sweet treats and snacks.
only a month later.
maybe i'm getting my blogging mojo back.