Treena's Travels

This blog was set up to journal my experience of living in Nunavut and keep friends and family up to date on these happenings. It's a wonderful place, this hideaway in the north, and I'm loving my time here. An unforgettable place with unforgettable people. I'm lucky to be here.

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Location: Baker Lake, Nunavut, Canada

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Well, the summer has been toasty for the past few weeks. Let me tell ya, driving around in a car with no air conditioning in +32 weather isn't much fun! I have a grand scheme to sell my car and buy something new next year. Something with air conditioning for sure! :-)

Last week we had a supper for dad for his 65th birthday; it had to be scaled down due to a death in the family but it was still a nice time.

Dad with his cake

Some of the fam sitting down to a WONDERFUL spread care of Aunt Jean

My cousin Tyler hamming it up

My cousin Dustin

Aunt Suzanne and Uncle Jack

Mom and my cousin Kiersten laughing it up over her 'creative' card playing

The next pic is of the cabin I was supposed to stay at this summer. I arrived after doing some power shopping for next two weeks only to find a note about bats on the ridgepole. I misunderstood and thought they were outside the house. Hmmm... Well, upon doing some house keeping I boiled some water and poured it and some bleach into a dishpan. Then, I transferred it to the other dishpan only to hear a blood curtling screach! Apparently I boiled a bat. So, I got the little critter covered up and took him outside to try and get him to fly away. Sigh... well it was not meant to be. He was too injured so I had to end the poor dears life. Now, between me being afraid all the other bats would attack me for killing their 'bat kin', and the young guys across the road firing fireworks at each other ('Ow, my face', 'Ow, my back') I decided to pack up and head to a hotel.

Here's a couple pics from the cabin

The outhouse

So, for now I'm staying at my cousin's place in Edm until I figure out what to do for the next couple of weeks. It's pretty disappointing though because friends were going to come stay with me at the cabin and my aunt, cousin, sister and brother-in-law were all coming down at the end of the month for a bday party for my dad. Today I'm trying to figure out what to do about that but it's not looking good. Ahhh well. Thems the breaks I guess.

Batgirl signing off for today....

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Baker Lake
Temp: 21

Temp: 27
Feels a LOT hotter (or, perhaps my blood still has some snow in it from being up north and I'm just a wimp)!

Well, after spending the last month at the farm with my folks I find myself in Edmonton yet again. Seems like I've been doing a lot of driving this trip home! Peace River to Edmonton or Peace River to Grande Prairie and back again. I'm catchin' up for the last 6 months of not being able to get behind a wheel! It's good though because I sure do miss driving when I don't get to do it every day. But, come Monday I will be firmly planted at the cabin for the next couple of weeks. I'm lookin' forward to the quiet and, hopefully, more sunshine and some canoeing.

Here are just some random pics.

A trip to GP garage saling with my mom and aunt in June. Apparently there was a garage at this place. :-)
While on this trip it absolutely POURED rain and lightning struck a few houses away. Loud and VERY scary!

My Aunt Janet, ever the camera shy gal

My mum

These are from Sexsmith, which is just outside of Grande Praire. It's charming and very tiny.

A beautiful old barn in the middle of town

The doctor's office I'm a guessing

I took in the fireworks on Canada day in Peace River. Tried to get some pics but they didn't turn out that great.

The Peace River flowing through the valley near the Shaftsberry Ferry. THIS is the Alberta I love!

Our tiny little ferry

My mom's dog, Spot, who was in the bad books after he killed a newborn deer but later redeemed himself when he chased a black bear from the yard with mom and me sitting only about 50 feet away. Atta boy!