2/21/12

On Sunday night, we headed out of the city to Gimli, Manitoba. We stayed the night and took full advantage of the provincial holiday on Monday (Louis Riel day).

Our good friend Linda is from Gimli and gave me some valuable recommendations when planning this little getaway. Among her suggestions was visiting this little warming lodge located in a provincial park just north of town. It's always fully stocked with kindling, firewood, and matches. Anyone in the mood for a fire can use it (so amazing, right?). We brought some snacks & a deck of cards and spent a few hours there.

Also, Mike would be disappointed if I didn't mention his ingenious system for drying out his shoes. ;)
Our little trip to Gimli last winter.

40 comments:

  1. Those finger foods look delicious! One of my good friends just moved to Gimli from here in Minnesota. They are working at a Bible camp up there. Small world.

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    1. What a coincidence! Well, you'll have to give her the tip a about this little warming lodge! :)

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  2. the photos are beautiful! looks like so much fun. i think i'll have to do this one day :)
    -jocee <3

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  3. So cute and cozy! I would love to have a fireplace or stove in my home.

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  4. sometimes i prefer short overnight stays over a longer vacation. always such a nice little break. :)

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  5. What a great little spot to rest and warm your toes! Sounds like a great getaway. I could use one of those right now. :)

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  6. so warm and cozy. a little weekend trip is so refreshing.

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  7. lets discuss what camera and lens you are using, please? you make the most ordinary photos look extraordinary. I love them all.

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    1. thanks laura beth :)

      the camera is the canon 5D mk ii, and the lens is 50mm f/1.4

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  8. dreamy. all together dreamy. the simple kind of dreamy. the kind I love.

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  9. I love these kind of community places that promote use of space and honesty. Just lovely. I adore your photos.

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    1. me too! i love how trusting everyone is that it will be used appropriately.

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  10. I agree with Laura Beth. Your photos are simple yet extravagant. SO beautiful!

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  11. Andre surprised me this morning by visiting your blog BEFORE me. yeah, he came over with his laptop to tell me how "cute" your feet were by the fire, haha! xo

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    1. ha! kim i love this, how adorable. and janis - this is the cutest coziest getaway. cant love it enough!

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    2. ha! that's so nice :)
      mike also likes reading both of your blogs!

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  12. I adore these photos. that is such a sweet idea for a getaway :)

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  13. so picturesque! beautiful pictures.

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  14. aah, i love gimli. so beautiful. i've never been to that little nook, though. looks so cozy. yes, i definitely need to go back there soon.

    xo

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    1. yes! you should check it out. it's at camp morten. let me know if you need more specific directions :)

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  15. My friend named his cat, Gimli. Seems he came from that exact spot. Neat.
    Looks like a dreamy time away. Cheers for sharing.

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  16. Looks like such a beautiful place. Love the pictures of the socks and cards. So simple yet so beautiful. :)

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  17. Is it weird that one of my favorite things about this post is that the city, Gimli, reminds me of one of the dwarves in The Hobbit?

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  18. I love the idea of the lodge, and that 2nd photo with the socks and fire is my favorite, so cozy!

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  19. you take lovely photos! I just stumbled upon your blog and I love it so far :)

    x

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  20. This is the coziest, sweetest getaway! The cottage looks so tiny! I love that you're eating raspberries :)

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  21. SO glad to have found your blog! Such gorgeous photography and a beautiful life! New follower :)

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  22. Um, this may be my new favorite blog...love the photos! Especially the one with the cards :)

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  23. what i wonderful idea that place! it looks perfect

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  24. what card game were you playing?
    also that snack looks YUMM.
    i really like gimli too, i have happy memories there :)

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    1. the game was spit! i learned it when i was studying in québec. it's a fun, fast paced game! :)

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  25. I love these photos! Looks so cozy :D

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  26. Oh what fun!
    Love the warmth & coziness of these, looks like such a good time.

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  27. we have a woodstove in our house. My home always feels like a cozy cabin and I LOVE it

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