A Word From The Saskatchewan Board of Tourism
Woke up today at 10 am… a little late, LOL! Met Shelly for lunch and then worked the fries off at the gym! Then I came home, fed the cat, watched some Gilmore Girls and chatted with R. I think he likes me.
And so on. To this end I try to avoid updating anyone about what I do, since it’s usually more boring than the example I just made up. That said, living up here does have moments that can just barely qualify as interesting – and I just happened to bring my camera along for them. The following incidents have taken place within the past month or so.
First up is the trip to Saskatoon George and I embarked upon some weeks ago. I’ve spent a little time in the city’s airport, but I figure it would be a crime to come all this way west and not do things right.
Loyal readers will recall PA as the site of October’s northern teacher’s conference, so George and I had spent some limited time there already. It’s a very attractive town in its own way, not the least because there’s nothing else but it for hundreds of kilometers. It has around 40, 000 people living in it, a quaint yet impressive downtown, considerable selection of bars, and so on. It really wouldn’t be an awful place to live, although I do understand it has its problems. With the paper mill shutting down earlier this year, I can’t imagine that situation getting any better. All the same, George and I had a nice cooldown after the drive from Sandy Bay, and I have to admit I am not opposed to spending one last weekend there before I head back (hint hint, chum).
I must commend the Flin Flon Arts Council on their excellent production. Flin Flon’s a tiny little town in the grand scheme of things, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in character and, I think, great civic participation. The show put on by a town of 6300 rivals anything Oshawa, London or Kingston could have done, without question. There are a lot of people there who give of themselves to create and maintain an identity for the town, and it really pays off.And while I’m commending, I have to say that George did an excellent job in planning the trip. Little touches like the swimming and the weenie roast were really appreciated by the kids, and his choice of the Rocky View lodge for our, erm… lodgings was very convenient.