Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Medicine Hat is a small City in the south part of the Alberta prairies. Even though I haven't lived there for 20 years now, it still feels like I am going home. My parents are there and it feels comfortable.
It is where Tim and I met and got married.
We both commented while driving how there is a particular smell that reminds us of our youth. That hot, harvest, evening prairie smell.
We went for a picnic to a beautiful park called Echo Dale and walked around the little farm there.
This area has a unique landscape. It edges onto the Badlands and has many beautiful coulees. It is warmer than any other part of the province and has a desert feel, along with rattlesnakes.
The kids love spending time at Grandpa and Grandma's and I love spending time in their beautiful backyard.
"The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned." -- Maya Angelou