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#FrameItFriday (week 51, season 2)

#FrameItFriday (week 51, season 2)

I've been up at Studio North this week and I'm not going to lie, the weather and scenery has been absolutely glorious Ok, -26 Celsius is a bit over the top but the winter wonderland is in full bloom right now. If you've seen some of the videos I've posted you'll understand what I'm saying.

Let's just say I've done a lot of exploring this past week and have some pretty crazy shots to share with you all in the weeks to follow.

I can't recall how it came up but at some point this past Wednesday my tour mate and I decided to try and find Al Capone's hideout. We consulted the google and off we went. I read that if you asked in the little town's general store/gas station they'd give you directions. As we arrived it was unclear to me if the gas pumps at this store worked, they were old school and being the dumb city chick assumed they were just for decoration. I almost parked beside them but my friend said "maybe park OVER THERE". Good thing as immediately following that a huge pickup running on fumes pulled in and filled up and then a short school bus came in for gas too!

Into the store we ventured and 2 other customers popped in, suddenly there were 5 of us in the store at that point, all women. Did we ever have a lot of laughs while we made our purchases and received explicit instructions on how to find Al's place. My friend took a picture of the little corner of the store devoted to Al memorabilia (which isn't quite as popular a souvenir as the Letterkenny street signs in the area). Letterkenny is a popular TV show that I have never watched and at this point it's "memorabilia" is higher in demand than Capone swag. Al Capone hunt aside, this whole experience turned into more of a she has, I have situation. What? Ok, I'll explain....we had to pee....we were told (quite matter of fact) where the outhouse was. One of the gals proceeded to tell us she lived without hydro and running water. Heat with woodstove, lights by propane lanterns and an outhouse. I high fived her and told her I thought she was cool and that I was a spoiled brat from the city. I didn't want to be rude and ask about the whole bathing routine. It was an interesting little stop. We didn't find Capone's cabin, but we think we found his driveway.

I can't wait to show you the images I've been able to take this past week. It has to wait until we get back home though.

So what is the picture about this week? Well....see that little sparkly heart? It's hanging from my rear-view mirror in my car. It contains a teensy little bit of my wee mum's ashes. I bought it a few weeks ago and I hung it there. Now my mum can come on all my road trips with me. This will be our first Christmas without her, so it's going to be a bit strange and sad.

By next week's blog Christmas will have been and gone. I wish you all a very merry Christmas and thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your likes, shares, comments this past year but most importantly know I am grateful for all the people I've been able to meet through this whole social media thing. You are the best.

Peace, love, kumbaya and MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Heather (and Paul and StellaCat)

#CanonGirl #TeamCanon #PhotoBlog #HeatherCardlePhotographer #Quadeville #Letterkenny #AlCapone

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