Bright and early, we headed out to walk and fish around Gem Lakes. They were touted to be gorgeous in colour with sandy bottoms. I was picturing mini Lake Louise's with sandy beaches. Not so much. In typical Saskatchewan fashion you could barely access the shorelines - they had openings in the brush just wide enough for a boat. If we hadn't had such high hopes, it would have been a nice walk, but we'd planned to spend the day, and it definitely wasn't worthy of that. It was however the busiest attraction we've been to - There were 4 cars in the parking lot. :)
There were some sand dunes we wanted to check out in the park, but either we didn't quite get to the right spot or they weren't very spectacular. The beach was nice though.
We drove into a picnic area and were rewarded with a momma deer and her baby. The baby was playing in a puddle and then got the zoomies. It was so cute. Coulee eventually spotted them and started to bark and that was the end of that. Lol
We stopped at another rest area and had the place to ourselves. It was a small trout pound so Marlin fished, while I entertained the pups in the water. There was a loon with her young on the lake too. We were there for about an hour before another family came to check it out and we decided to leave.
We did the scenic drive in the park and then came home to make dinner. Photos by Coulee...
We had a little difficulty with the wine. We managed to forget a corkscrew but it all worked out in the end.
Lacey entertained herself all evening by burying her rawhide. She would cover it with gravel and walk away. 10 minutes later she would come back, inspect her work and add a little more. She probably did that 4 times before she decided it was good and buried.
And that's it for vacation photos folks! The next day we ended up driving straight home. It took us 12 hours but it was worth it.