Saturday Drive

Today you might say, was like our first real spring day. All the others days were just a tease, nice enough but not quite there.

In celebration we decided to drive to Weyburn for lunch. In many ways I guess it was like several Saskatchewan rural drives, particularly this time of year before things even start to green up and there are still large patches of snow around. It is almost surreal. There are no defining features, we could have been transported to a hundred other places on Saskatchewan highways and it would look the same.

We did get there on time for a late lunch and a walk around. It is a pretty enough town but we were a bit un-nerved by the sign for what appeared to be a machine shop. The sign is simply a huge assault rifle. I just didn't get it. I don't understand the connection between the sign and the business unless they sell assault rifles on the side or perhaps will create a sawed off shotgun out of the gun Dad used to hunt ducks with. Perhaps in these economic times they provide a service for people looking for another line of work....who knows.


I Have to Get Back to this Blog

I haven’t been spending much time working on this blog in recent days. I have posted a couple of things to Gord’s Kitchen but, that has been pretty well it.

Most of my time has been taken up working on a new cookbook project called “Ok, What‘s to Eat?”. It is basic cookbook designed for some one heading out on their own.. .I am very close to being done and at this point I would like to put it behind me.

I have also been distracted by preparations for out trip to Scotland and England in June. I have been tracking down things to do in Edinburgh and digging up photographs of Hadrian's Wall which we plan to walk.

It is good to have spring finally here although it has been slow to arrive after a dreadfully long winter.

Next week I am off to Vancouver for the Fair Vote Canada AGM. I am driving out and back. I have always liked the drive through the mountains and a few days on the left coast will be good.