My parents had a crazy idea.
They wanted to go to Yellowknife in January. January in Canada, as in winter.
I guess it is sort of like when Canadians can’t wait to flock to somewhere warm like Mexico or Cuba for their winter getaway, my tropical Singaporean parents wanted to experience a cold frozen getaway. My siblings politely declined, but as the people-pleaser middle child, my husband and I decided to tag along.
Here are five awesome things we did on the short three-day trip to the cold North. It turned out to be an experience of a lifetime!
Light painting on a frozen lake
Because writing “L O V E” is just too boring.
Snowshoeing through a knee-deep snowy trail
I struggled with left foot constantly stepping on right foot.
Snowmobiling at midnight
We drove out to a large frozen lake. There were warm tents set up to keep us warm, and the guides also starting a little bonfire. The stars were so bright that the sky felt like it was within my reach! The peacefulness out there was just indescribable.
Our guide sliced up some fish on the spot and we had sashimi right then and there! He even prepared soy sauce & wasabi – first class service!
What a great trip to kick of an amazing year. Thanks mom & dad for this crazy idea!