I am just back from a week away that saw us go from St. John's to Stephenville, with a few stops in between, and a slight detour up the Northern Peninsula.
The trip would have been two weeks had I stopped at all the places I wanted; apparently, you can't do it all.
We started out at Max Simms Camp just outside Bishop Falls for an event called BOW- Becoming an Outdoors Woman.
According to their website: "The Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) Program is a workshop for women who wish to learn new outdoor recreation skills or enhance their knowledge of fishing, hunting and other outdoor activities". There were sessions in fly fishing, outdoor survival, archery, rifle shooting, and kayaking, just to name a few. I delivered a Nature Photography course. The camp was well run, educational, and loads of fun.
Ordinarily, when we head west, we don't make it as far as Stephenville; Bonne Bay, on the Northern Penninsula, pulls us north when we hit Deer Lake, leaving Stephenville on our "Next Time" list. Most of our family tends to gather in Bonne Bay over the summer, so we are fortunate enough to see our Stephenville clan on an annual basis, but always in Bonne Bay.
It was a treat, this time, to tick a few things off our "Next Time" list.
We popped in to Anne’s and Joe's in Noel's Pond; took a run to Jesse's farm in Cold Brook where we spent a scant 5 minutes in awe of the 11 horses on her land; spent the night with Lisa and Larry in Kippens where we had a late night singing a few tunes; had a morning visit with Jerry and Stella; and had lunch at Joanne’s and Rick's just before leaving town. All of that in 24 hours. Not too shabby.
It would appear that I can now tick An Overnighter In Stephenville off the "Next Time" list. And there is a certain amount of satisfaction in that. But when we left, I did find myself wishing we could have stayed longer. Soooo...I am adding A Longer Overnighter In Stephenville to the "Next Time" list! Done.