An hour and a half north of Winnipeg, there exists a charming little village called Hecla. It is situated along the shores of Lake Winnipeg, and Icelandic settlers arrived in the area over 100 years ago. Being that my family is of Icelandic heritage, I'm interested in the local history and have visited the area before - but not for quite some time.
The kids loved exploring the historic village - especially the old school house. There is something about one-room schoolhouses that just seem so charming. I can't imagine attending the same school for all of your years of education, but I must say their view was spectacular! I happily would have daydreamed my days away looking out at the expanse of Lake Winnipeg, and the sea of white that it becomes in the winter.
You'll notice we had Kya with us - the whole area is extremely dog friendly and she LOVED being included. Before we had kids, Kya came pretty much everywhere with us. Sadly, things have changed in the last few years. It's hard to believe that she's nearly ten.
We stayed at the Hecla campground, but rented a cabin. I'll share more details on the cabin in another post - but it was a great option for us and very affordable. While exploring and adventuring is always fun with these two, lately things seem to have just 'clicked'. They are easy to be with, listen well, and can pretty much handle whatever it is we are doing. And it doesn't have to be a big adventure. The smiles on their faces when we throw rocks off a pier are almost as big as their smiles at disneyland.