It’s quite common in Alberta to have snow on the May long weekend - not this year. It was a glorious sunny (and busy) weekend!
We spent 24 hours of our May Long weekend at Shadybrook and we made the most of the time we were there.
Saturday morning we were up at the same time youngsters come home from the bar, to watch the royal wedding. We enjoyed the morning festivities with scones, Devonshire cream, tea and bubbly. And then we had two naps throughout the day.
Anyhow, back to our time at Shadybrook. We were excited to turn on the water and have it flow out of the tap! That means winter is over, the ground has thawed and de-winterizing was our top priority. Once that was done, we started on our task list.
Mellissa cleaned and organized the inside of Phoebe.
James built the new decking - a package we purchased from Canadian Tire.
Next we tackled assembling the gazebo.
We took a break to have a delicious and refreshing lavender lemonade mojito. We seem to accumulate spirits that we never drink so this summer we are introducing the Cocktail Scale to our Adventure Tails Site. Every weekend we'll try a new cocktail, we'll rate the cocktail and provide the recipes on this site. Here's our thoughts on the Lavender Lemonade Mojito
The mosquitoes around Shadybrook are incredibly welcoming. They have been waiting for us to show up.
We strung our lights around the site and they make the site look so cozy at night. We started a fire and were excited to relax...but a thunderstorm rolled in and we were relocated inside Phoebe.
Monday morning started with hot beverages and a walk around Shadybrook.
After breakfast we tackled our task list for the day- wash the outside of Phoebe, clean the shed and pick some weeds.
The dogs love their new bed and deck. Glamper Westley spent less time in the vehicle.
Back at home we enjoyed dinner and another lavender lemonade mojito on our patio. We are sore and exhausted from a busy weekend. We call that success!
Mellissa & James live in Edmonton, Alberta and enjoy exploring. Currently our Airstream is parked at a seasonal site about an hour from our home.