Wednesday, January 21, 2009

We are heading out to Terra Nova after lunch tomorrow for a little snowshoeing trip. Terra Nova is one of our national parks here in Newfoundland and it is about a three hour drive from our home. We are staying at a cabin with two other couples for three nights and of course all of our dogs are also tagging along. We do this trip every winter and have a great time. We go snowshoeing on different trails and have a boil up. For those of you not from Newfoundland, a boil up is where we light a fire outside and boil hot water in a can to make our tea/coffee/hot chocolate. We also toast bread on the fire and have weiners. Nothing beats a hot dog done over a fire!

In the evening we play cards or pictionary and of course have a big feed of junk. My diet is on hold for the weekend and I'll start again on Monday. Anyways, I can't wait until lunch time tomorrow so I can head home from work, get the car packed up and head out on the highway! I'll post some pictures when I get back.

On another good note, a friend here in NL who did the PRIDE course ( an adoption course) with me a few years ago, just got her LID yesteday! Her and her husband are adopting from China and their file was sent off 7 months ago and yesterday they got the call that their LID is July 11, 2008. So they already have 6 months in but of course things in China are pretty slow right now so she knows her wait will be very long. She expects to wait at least 5 - 7 years. I really hope that things speed up though.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun-filled trip you have planned! Have fun and stay warm! I also had no idea the wait for the China program was so crazy long!

Julie said...

Have a fun time on the trip. I don't know if I would do the outdoors stuff, but I would do the eating and playing games part! Have I mentioned I hate cold and snow? Anyway have fun.

emilie said...

the snowshoeing weekend sounds like a fun trip. thanks for the boil up explanation. i had absolutely no idea what that meant.

Anonymous said...

We love Terra Nova, it must be beautiful in the winter. Can't wait to see the pictures.
Have a great trip!

Rachel said...

That sounds like so much fun! We did a trip like that once cross-country skiing, and I was in loads of pain after that weekend - skiing is hard on the inner thighs! I think I'd like to try snowshoeing sometime. Hot dogs over a fire in the middle of winter sounds delicious!!!

I also had no idea that the wait in China had gotten so long. Wow. Your friend's LID is my birthday. Woot.

Have a great trip!! Can't wait to hear how it goes and how much Sid enjoyed himself too :)