I have to say, there are a lot worse places to be than hanging out in the Alberta Badlands. Also, by doing it two years in a row, hanging out as a Sisters' Weekend really needs to stay an annual thing from now until forever. Maybe not always the Badlands, but a summer weekend trip of just us*.
* "us" being myself, my sister, and my kids (who are sisters)
On Saturday we grabbed breakfast at the hotel and then went straight to the Hoodoos in the morning for some hiking and climbing. The only change from last year is that the city of Drumheller is now charging $2 (CAD) for parking, which I'm assuming goes toward maintaining the stairways and keeping this part of the park clean for everyone to visit. And, honestly, the stairs and cleanliness are worth the small charge. This natural playground is gorgeous!
I'm probably starting to sound like a tourist promotion site. I'm okay with that – our trip was awesome. Saturday afternoon was playing at the spray park under the World's Largest Dinosaur, and Saturday evening was hiding from a thunderstorm at the hotel. (With take-out dinner once the rain cleared off.)
Needless to say, it was a quiet drive home for me as my 7 year old listened to music and my 4 year old had a nap. We were all just as happy to come home as we were to have our weekend away! Lol
I'm also happy to report that I finished drafting the last short story for the half-summer writing blitz as of yesterday, so I'm starting off August just as I wanted to be: ready for editing. I'm hoping to get through the editing, see if I can find good titles for at least most of the new stuff, and come into September with a ton of fresh material to use and abuse as blog stories. Hope you have a great weekend!
Why are Authors crazy? I can't answer that, but I can provide bits of my own thoughts so that you can piece together why I may be.