Sturgeon River Ranch action shot.
Brickhouse Bistro in Lumsden, great place for coffee and goodies.
The Brickhouse Bistro, extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Inside the Brickhouse Bistro.
Um, this pic speaks for itself...amazing desserts at the Brickhouse Bistro.
French Vanilla Macchiato, trailmix cookie and a M&M, dark chocolate/caramel covered apple from the Brickhouse Bistro...sooo good!
Prairie Cherry Corner in Lumsden.
Our tasty purchase from Pairie Cherry Corner, Cherry Spread and Cherry Covered Chocolates, yum...
Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, a great place to see birds.
Interpretive Centre at Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area.
Part of the driving tour of Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area.
Rush hour in rural Saskatchewan : )
Hard to tell, but this slough is covered with birds.
Liking the trip so far.
Great place for lunch in Watrous, John's Plate.
Pretty scene in a little valley on the way to Wakaw...and check out the brand spankin' new road!
Rocco found a good place to sun himself during our drive, above the back seat of the car.
Rocco posing with a Rider cookie purchased from the Wakaw gas station, which I thought was the perfect size for Rocco.
He really liked it!
Tasting my locally made beef jerky and my leaf-shaped cookie, also purchased at the gas station in Wakaw, while sitting on some type of old farm equipment.
Very nice elevator in bewteen Hoey (pronounced Hooey) and St. Louis...hilarious that the names rhyme!
Big Bison in St. Louis.
St. Louis Bridge.
Saskatchewan Stonehenge: "Balehenge".
Tire Man, just outside of Prince Albert...don't know much about him but he seemed friendly.
View of the North Saskatchewan River from the bridge in Prince Albert.
E.A. Rawlinson Centre For The Arts in Prince Albert.
Rocco's VIP suite at Trailsrunners K9 Training Centre & Pet Resort...pretty swanky...comes with a fireplace and private patio.
Close up of Rocco's fireplace...it actually works!
Six week old lab puppies. Too cute and super excited to see company.
My cute new friends at Trailrunners K9 Training Centre & Pet Resort.
Rocco meets 6-week old chocolate puppy...he was not too impressed with him.
The view from Rocco's room.
My home away from home.
Inside the beautiful log home where I stayed.
A few of the Sturgeon River Ranch tenants.
Brushing my horse Jesse before saddling up.
Getting her all prettied up.
Putting on the saddle, with a little help from Gord.
One last self portrait before hitting the trail.
Jesse trying on my cowboy hat, doesn't she look cute!
Gord getting Jackson, a.k.a. Fabio, ready to go. He got the nickname Fabio because as soon as the cameras come out he starts showing off by flipping his long mane around.
OK, I'm ready!
One of the trails.
Amazing scenery, with pretty fall colours.
Inside Prince Albert National Park.
So far, so good!
A more challenging trail, over a stream.
Our first wild bison encounter. He was laying in the grass and we didn't see him until we were pretty close.
He peeked at us one last time before disappearing into the bush.
Alex, a fellow trail rider, having fun with Dane...her horse.
Cowboy Gord on his Blackberry while riding. He said, "What was I supposed to do, I got an email!" He's my kind of cowboy...
Loping through an open meadow...so fun!
Sunrise this morning...yes Mother, I WAS up this early.
Because my butt was sore from the ride the day before, Gord found me a pillow for today's ride. Sturgeon River Ranch will accommodate any need!
Stopping for lunch on the trail.
Saskatchewan, Land of Living Skies...
More Living Skies.
Riding through an oat field...basically a candy store for our horses.
We took a ride out to another of Gord's pastures, which is home to some of his other horses. They were all so pretty and happy to have visitors.
A pair of Bison we found in a farmer's field.
We were hiding behind a bale when these were taken, they didn't even know we there.
Two bison bulls we came upon grazing in a farmer's field.