Where am I? The backroad.

Sometimes you just have to drive the backroad.

If you are not from Estevan or area you don’t know that it is slowly changing seasons here in Saskatchewan.

It has been rainy and starting to cool down. I don’t mind the cooler temperatures. It was a really hot summer and I think it is a nice break. I always love the changing of the seasons and welcome the change. There is something new to experience! Change is good.

On rainy days or evenings my family loves to cruise the back roads. We see so many things when we trek off the beaten path. Animals, homes, fields, sunsets, storms, clouds. We laugh, we joke, we share, we sometimes stop and have to take a bathroom break. ha! But we just sit back and drive the dirt road.

A couple weeks before school started the oldest boy was invited to a get together on a farm west of the City. We were to pick him up around 10pm. For three hours before pick up time, the hubby and I drove, we saw a beautiful lighthouse that I have never seen before, we saw deer, we talked farming, we asked questions, we asked google. We talked life. We drove by abandoned farm houses. (I think they are beautiful)


1. Good Music
2. Camera
3. Snacks
4. Water
5. Safety kit

Our route started South past Boundary Dam. We went West across a little bridge on Long Creek. (the river that feeds Boundary) Then we just kept on heading West and a bit North, and then West some more until one of us said, “where are we?” Google maps is awesome for helping with that.

We also drove slow, maybe 40 km/h slow, we just trudged along. Sometimes you just need to slow the heck down and soak everything in. We laughed. we snacked. we rolled down the windows and sang at the top of our lungs to our favourite song.

I love the prairie life. I love that this is my backyard.

Get out there and #ExperienceEstevan,


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Rebecca Westling
Rebecca Westling
I have four kids ranging from ages 2-14 and a husband that works in the agricultural field. Our family is very busy, but we always make time to slow down and enjoy the little things.