Monday, March 29, 2010

Gratitude Monday - Smokies and Mountains

We went for a drive out west to the mountains yesterday. I am grateful they are so close. The above scene is looking across Abraham Lake from Windy Point.


We roasted smokies over a camp kitchen fire and ate them with lightly toasted tortillas for a smokie wrap. Very tasty and so much better having worked for it. The day was blustery and it was rather cool in the camp kitchen. It made them that much more satisfying. I am grateful for campgrounds and camp kitchens and for a husband who can build a fire.


You may need to enlarge this pic to read the sign.

And I cannot help but be grateful to live in a land where firearms must be secured before one uses an outdoor toilet.

16 comments:

carla said...

I always secure my firearms before peeing.

and I am always always grateful.

David Cranmer said...
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David Cranmer said...

But what if a bear attacks at that moment!

the Bag Lady said...

David has a good point.... but I can also understand the reasoning behind securing your firearm before using the outhouse - especially a double outhouse like that one!

Glad you had such a great day, cousin.

I am grateful today for the fact that hubby is finished working in the bush (spring break-up) and can be around to take care of the calving, now that we have started! Had our first calf yesterday.

Leah J. Utas said...

Carla, glad to know you practice firearm safety.

David, at least you're ready for the effects of the fear.

dfBag Lady, it is understandable. Congrats on the first calf. Yay!

bunnygirl said...

That looks like a very fine outing, secured firearms and all. LOL. I'm always grateful for an opportunity to spend time out in nature with a loved one.

Happy Monday!

Leah J. Utas said...

Yes, it was Bunnygirl. I always rest better knowing the firearms are secured.

Travis Erwin said...

great view and what a hilarious sign.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Travis. Glad you enjoyed it.

Mary said...

I love the way you cooked the food. How cool is that?
Mary

messymimi said...

You make camping look and sound wonderful, even to me.

Leah J. Utas said...

Mary, thanks. The sausages sizzled better directly on the stove.

Messymimi, it was a lot of fun. We have done winter picnics, too.

Barbara Martin said...

There must have been an incident with a firearm to have a sign put up. A warm fire in brisk open air is welcome in my books. Starting a fire from scratch can be tough, but glad you have your firemaker with you.

Leah J. Utas said...

Barbara, I really wonder about the sign. It may just have been because it's a provincial recreation area, but it's the first time I've seen a sign posted on an outhouse like that.
I am very grateful for my firemaker.

Hilary said...

What beautiful scenery.. it was like a mini vacation just to see your photos. I don't even like sausages but that looked just yummy. Thanks for sharing your day.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Hilary. It was my pleasure to share.