The application: After applying for the Saskatchewan spot, we received an email saying we had made it into the top 5 and we had to submit a video to introduce our family. I have never done video before, so I grabbed my iPhone, and started recording. I downloaded a free ap on my phone to string them together and voila, my video career has launched! (kidding!) A week later we got the phone call that we won!!! (not kidding!) We were chosen to represent Saskatchewan on a road trip in a brand new Equinox and we would have a chance to win the SUV! (Best phone call ever!!!)
Prepping for the trip: If you think preparing for family photos is stressful? Try planning for a 3 day photo/video shoot. I will never complain for family photos again! LOL. Finding outfits that coordinate, are plain with no big logos or busy patterns times 3 days, well actually 4 or 5 in case we needed back up outfits, isn't the easiest job but it is not impossible! We did it, we found 4 outfits for each of us that fit the bill, pack them up! I also decided that I would try using my DSLR for some of the filming, so I was in a mad panic on learning video on my DSLR before we left as well.
We finally got the email, we were eagerly anticipating... where would we go?! Would it be North to the gorgeous Waskesiu at the National Park or South to the majestic Cypress Hills? Or maybe somewhere else? It was... DRUM-ROLL.... Regina to LLoydminster... Lloydminster... most road trippable town in Canada? I haven't spent much time in Lloyd, despite having some family who lives there and unfortunately our time there was short this time around, but honestly, I never really thought of Lloyminster as being a destination before today. We were certainly up for the adventure, and I was determined to prove our province is a gorgeous place, and that Lloyminster is THE most road trippable town! I also wanted to show that we have a blast here in Sask!!! So off we go on our adventure!!!