I have always wanted to visit the Cypress Hills in south west Saskatchewan - I have been to the Alberta side but never Saskatchewan. So when my friend Dena asked me if I wanted to spend the Labour Day weekend with her and her family at their 'cabin' in the Cypress Hills I jumped at the opportunity.
|View from Dena's "cabin"|
|View from Lookout Point on a cloudy morning|
|View from Conglomerate Cliffs|
|View of Fort Walsh|
|Cypress Hills Winery|
|Dena, Randy and Hali - the Saskatoon wine was delish!|
I liked the wine so much I bought a bottle as well as another one (after a short wine testing). The winery is lovely.
From there we headed back through Maple Creek to the cabin. Dena and I went for a walk along one of the trails by her house. What used to be a favourite place to see moose and deer is no more as there is a zip line which of course is punctuated by screaming people. On the way back we visited the Cypress Hills resort. Very nice! We relaxed the rest of the afternoon - well some of us did! We had a beautiful barbequed steak dinner and Hali's friend Amanda joined us. Another sit down by the fire - this time with a London Fog! Then to bed.
The next morning after a fabulous breakfast of French toast and bacon Randy and I went for a two hour walk in the area. We went on the Lodgepole Trail and Whispering Pines trail - we did see some deer and thought we'd seen a moose - turned out to be cows!!! It was a lovely walk - poor Randy had to keep waiting for me between taking pictures and my vertigo with going down hills. Thanks Randy for a great walk!!!
|View along the hike|
Back to the cabin where I relaxed on the deck with a book. Later that afternoon Dena and I went back to the Cypress Hills Lodge and went to an estate sale. Lots of photographs and paintings but I wouldn't know where to put them so I settled for a photograph album for five dollars!
That evening we had home made chicken wings - delicious!!! We then took a final walk around the lake and the area across the lake from the cabin. I got some great shots of the lake with my phone.
|Dena and Hali|
Late the next morning we drove into Maple Creek and raided Dena's parents' garden (ha, ha - just kidding!). Dena's mom gave me some delicious cherry tomatoes as well as a huge honkin cucumber. Then Hali and I hit the road back to Regina.
Thanks Dena, Randy and Hali for an awesome weekend!!!!