Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Weekend away

We had a great long weekend away in Terra Nova. We got out there supper time on Thursday but neither the furnace or electric heat were working. We did have a small wood stove but it was still pretty cold. We all gathered around the stove in our jackets, hats and mittens and we covered up in blankets while the guys were trying to fix the furnace. Anyways, it didn't get fixed until the next day so we had a very cold first night. We all went to bed and didn't take off any clothes because our pajamas were near frozen. Once the furnace was fixed, things began to look up.
View from inside the cabin of Terra Nova Lake. We had beautiful weather but it was very cold. We did manage to get out on two long walks with the dogs, but the snow wasn't very deep so we didn't need our snowshoes afterall.
The dogs all had a great time. After each walk, they would all come inside and curl up side by side on the couch. At night, Sid would curl up between Brian and I and wouldn't move until morning.
We cooked up a big breakfast each morning. As soon as breakfast was finished, we starting thinking about lunch! We ate a ridiculous amount of food and none of it was healthy. I weighed on Thursday morning and again on Monday. I gained 4.5 pounds! That's just crazy!
Sid had a great time at the boil up. He just sat next to us waiting for us to feed him some weiners, one of his favorite foods. It ended up snowing pretty hard so we had to come back early.
We had hot dogs and hot chocolate at the boil up, a great combination. I was still too full from breakfast to have any hot dogs but I definitely enjoyed the hot chocolate.
We had a great weekend and our now making plans to return to Terra Nova for another long weekend in the summer. There is a nice beach and swimming hole nearby so it would be a great mini vacation. We also just planned a Mexican night with our group for early February. We'll each bring a Mexican dish and attempt to dress in something that looks Mexican. We did a Hawaiian night a few years ago and it was a blast. Hopefully this will work out just as well.
Tomorrow we are supposed to get another snowstorm. We've only had a couple so far this year so we're due for one now. I'll still have to go to work but it probably won't be too busy because most patients usually cancel. The worst part is the drive home because it usually only takes 20 - 25 minutes to come home, but in bad weather it can take up to 90 minutes! We'll just have to wait and see what tomorrow brings.


Julie said...

Your trip sounds like it was so much fun. I'm glad you had a good time. I'm sorry to hear about the furnace. I can only imagine the entire night without one, we couldn't go 4 hours when our thermostat was broken. Have fun at your future Mexican night. I just spent all of last weekend cooking (from scratch) a big Mexican meal for our friends. It was good, but a lot of work.

Anonymous said...

I love the pic of Sid with snow all over him :) He's so handsome. Mmmmmm... you and Julie are making me jealous with all of this Mexican food talk. I bought the ingredients for enchiladas last night. Yum!

Jenny said...

Looks like you had a fantastic trip! The outdoor fire pit party must have been fun. I would have been stuck by the fire all night just to keep warm.

MMM, mexican food is my favorite (and the margaritas that go with it)Whenever my side of the family gets together we always go out for mexican. It's our favorite!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you guys had lots of fun. Great pics. The one of you and Brian is really nice. Where did you stay in Terra Nova? Were you in the community it's self?

Renee and Brian said...

We stayed right in the community of Terra Nova. It is absolutely beautiful. I'd love to own a cabin there someday.