Our car has been a little persnickety lately, it doesn't always want to start after a rain. My suspicion is that it is the spark plug wires, so I have it on my list to pick some up this week.
This past weekend we had grand plans to hike in the Chic-Chocs, but fate conspired against us and brought a hearty rain the night before making the car particularly upset and thus the prospect of driving anywhere a no-go. So we changed plans and decided to do a little exploring around Pin Rouge (or Red Pine in English), the ski area where we live. We started out on the cross-country trails and then struck-off in our own direction to do a little off-trail hiking to see what interesting things we could find.
We totally scored by finding a beautiful creek bed to hike up. The bushwhacking was fun too, until we got to a logged area with so much debris and the brush so thick that the kids could barely fit through. Thankfully it was just a short section and we persevered long enough to make it through - everyone managed to keep all their eyes in working condition, the only casualty was a pair of ripped tights.
We feel so blessed to have this just outside our back door.