We’re back in Calgary! It’s so hot in my condo that I have the air conditioning on full blast. That’s why I’ve thought about naming this post Home, Sweat Home instead of Home, Sweet Home. But home we are.
Ruth and I planned to meet in Toronto and, in a week or so, drive back to Calgary. That’s not exactly what happened. It turned into a 30-DAY EXPEDITION to put it mildly! We had already had an adventure with a lot of miles even before we left Ontario. And once we left Ontario, the road trip really began, but it was leisurely. We stopped. We shopped. We golfed even more than we’d expected. In fact, we had so much fun and games that now I will have to read my blog from day one to remember everything that happened!
I have learned a lot and met a whole bunch of interesting people. Not only “friends of Ruth’s” but total strangers that became fast friends – like Renee in Eau Claire and Bill and Ryan at the Keg Steakhouse in Regina — who were so impressed that we were on a road trip and I was blogging about it that I think they made me blush! Both Ruth and I love to talk to people at the next table, people who wait on you and people waiting in line. And we found that where ever we went, people like to talk back to us and some of them, you end up adopting for a little bit of time, even if it’s ten minutes, or half an hour.
I never thought that I had any writing talent but I have found that writing every day has helped me to put my thoughts on paper (or I should say online). My darling daughter Colleen has been not only a fantastic editor of my writing but has pushed me to do better with every blog. It’s all in the editing that is for sure. She takes some of the harried posts I’ve sent her and has added dimension and made them flyToday was an easy drive from Medicine Hat to Calgary, Alberta as we arrived here around noon. We had one stop at the Tim Hortons in Langdon for a snack. I want to give a shout out to that branch of Tim’s as it was very good and I highly recommend their Dark Roast coffee.
Our adventures aren’t over, though, we have a dinner party to go to on Friday night, and now the planning needs to begin for the next trip. I’m thinking about competing in the Huntsman World Senior Games once again in St. George, Utah in October – I played competitive golf last year and am thinking about doing the same thing again this year.
My carry-on suitcase has proven to me that if you think about what you pack, a carry-on is sufficient for everything I needed for 30 days. It’s now empty and awaiting my next trip.
I hope you have enjoyed reading my road trip adventures as much as I have had in writing them!