Monday, April 16, 2012

Prince Albert, SK

Vin, James and I went to P.A. last Wednesday. It ties in with Vin's Project '88, but I thought it would be nice to tag along (and drive, as it turns out) and take some pictures to go with the many memories I have there.

8th Street Duplexes
After getting into town, we headed down to where it all began for me. This is where I lived from age of 1-4.75 years. Government subsidized housing  that has been since torn down and then rebuilt. In the original structures, we would have lived somewhere near the middle of this photo.

Didn't know it at the time, but Google maps tells me this house was only 1.5km from Dave Aschim's house, if you were willing to cut through Cooke Municipal Golf Course. I never actually met Dave until I moved to Saskatoon to attend the U of S.

Just before my younger brother James was born, we moved about 5 blocks to the NE.
836 5th St East
I've made a little Google map with a couple of my memories from the neighbourhood when I was a kid. If you want, you can click on the icons for more info, or an inane story (zooming in might help)

View Mik's Prince Albert in a larger map

An awful lot of what I remember has changed even though P.A. as a whole is still pretty much the same as it was. I went looking for memories, but in the end, it will be the new things from this trip that I remember most fondly.
Like helping James catch his first garter snake...
Soaking myself in this tiny stream...
Or watching Vin, hanging upside-down, trying to fish a sodden notebook from this rainwater.

You can view the album via G+ and in Picasa