Monday, April 5, 2010

Road Trip

On the way

That was one of the quickest long weekends I have ever experienced! We crammed so much into so little time. We headed to Regina on Saturday morning. We went directly to one of our favorite stores that is only operational in Regina. Sears Outlet. I love that place. In fact, we have boots and winter outerwear for Athena for the next several years. Where else can you get a sweet pair of Sorrel boots for $15. I'll tell you, no where. I am an expert at scouting for linen. An expert I tell you. In fact, within minutes I had in my hands two linen skirts. $10 each. (oh yeah)

Spring Snow Goose Migration

After that we went to a restaurant called The Willow overlooking Wascana lake. The food was good and the wine... well, lets just say that Napa Valley wines are excellent.

View from the restaurant

After quickly checking in at the hotel, we went to my daughters house for a couple of hours, to Paul's sisters for a quick glass of wine and then out for supper with my Mother. Thanks Mom. After supper it was back to my Mom's for my sisters 39th birthday. Most of my family was there, even Patrick was up from North Carolina for his baseball draft. Good to see everyone.

Next morning, back to my daughters to make my contribution for the Easter brunch at Paul's sisters house. We stopped at Tim Hortons for coffee on the way. Tim Hortons is an iconic Canadian coffee shop. Believe it or not, in all of my 44 years, I have never had a cup. So, Paul documented my experience. Let me say, I don't get it.

Here I go!

The Verdict

Again, almost his whole family was there. Good food. Good times. It is so nice to catch up with everyone. Jen asked me why I "had a small grin on my face." I just love it when family is all together. It is nice to have most of the families in one city but it makes for a lot of visiting crammed into a small space

Rain clouds gathering

And on the way back, we took our time and just enjoyed the quiet. When we got home, the sky gave us a beautiful show to end the weekend out perfectly. It was a Happy Easter indeed.

Out the back patio doors

Last three pictures taken by Paul


Jen said...

He is risen! He is risen, indeed!

Nice pics. Nice to see you. :)

Dawn said...

Sounds like a great weekend. Those sunset pictures that Paul took are incredible! I love visiting Sears in Canada. It's a much nicer store in Canada than it is in the states.

Tara said...

That was a whirlwind trip for sure!

Good wine and a relaxing dinner in a nice restaurant.... sounds good.

I have to say as someone who is a big coffee drinker our Tim Horton's is pretty good :0)

denise said...

Busy and fun! The bird pix are amazing...