Over the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend last fall, my dad and I did a little road trip out to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where my grandma lives to spend the holiday with her.
Saskatoon is a city in the middle of the Canadian prairies with a population of about 222,000 people. My dad and his siblings grew up there, and I’ve loved visiting over the years. To me, Saskatoon seems like a miniature version of Edmonton, Alberta! My grandma’s house is practically my second home, and I hadn’t been to visit her in about two years, since I moved out east. After a busy first 6 weeks of school and work, it felt great to drive somewhere and get out of Calgary for the weekend. This mini-vacation was exactly what I needed, and it was nice to spend time with my dad and his mom.
My dad picked me up right from school on Friday afternoon and we drove the 6 hours to Saskatoon. We had a quiet weekend with my grandma at her house, took her grocery shopping, watched a lot of sports on TV, and had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner together, then drove home on Monday. It wasn’t a huge trip, but I’m a busy, broke student so I’ll take what I can get!
My dad and I braved the cold on Sunday afternoon to explore downtown Saskatoon and Riverlanding, and we got some awesome shots. Check out these muted tones and the mix of snow and autumn leaves!
I can’t wait to return for Thanksgiving 2017!