Here we are again. Monday. Some people dread the first day of the week while others can’t wait to get their week going. I’ve always been a fan of Monday because there’s always so much to talk about either with friends or on the air. I love getting to work and hearing what kind of weekend my co-workers had, where they went, and what they saw. After all, weekends are meant for exploring, which is what I did Saturday.
My day of exploration didn’t take me far. It’s amazing what you can see right in your own backyard and Regina has some pretty cool secrets! My day took me to the southeast corner of the city to Douglas Park which is home to Leibel Field, the Canada Games Athletic Complex, cricket grounds, and the stunning Goose Island Lookout (also called Wascana Hill). I’d recommend anybody new to the city, or those who thinking of moving to the city, to take a look at this spot. It gives visitors a spectacular view of the Queen City. One can see the skyline to the northwest, the Legislature building and Conexus Arts Centre to the west, the University of Regina to the south, and of course Goose Island, which lives up to it’s name!
For those who wonder why Saskatchewan is called the “land of living skies,” the hill will give you a view where it’ll all make sense! Additionally, for those who want a good glimpse of where urban meets that iconic Saskatchewan prairie, then I’d highly recommend visiting this look off. I took a few pictures but they certainly don’t do the spot justice.
Sometimes I think we forget what we have in our own backyards regardless of where we live in this province. It’s important from time to time to take a break, remember why we live where we do, and appreciate what we have in our communities. It’s refreshing to put oneself in the shoes of a first time visitor of your community because one starts to realize that home is a pretty special spot.