Thursday, 14 April 2016

Birthday Fun

Today was my official birthday. Went to meet my sister, brother in-law and 10 other people for breakfast - a $3.99 special at the River Cree Casino. I got there early so I could have my first walk of the day on their huge grounds.

Had an enjoyable breakfast and nice visit. Stayed until the noise level got to be too much for me and decided to go for another walk around until they were ready to leave.

Made a short stop at Costco then headed to Ft. Saskatchewan to do a bit of shopping and meet up with my sister's granddaughter before going to our hotel room.

Venessa, took me to a park where there are miles and miles of hiking and biking trails by the Saskatchewan River and by a man made lake stocked with fish. We both walked for a little over 2 miles then all of us went out for a 7 pm dinner at a 50's or 60's retro restaurant called "The Downtown Dinner." A great place with awesome, tasty, unique, food. Well worth going to. Came back to the hotel swam in the pool and soaked in the hot tub.

It was pretty windy out there as you can see.

The Downtown Diner
Everyone went from the pool straight to bed - me, of course not.  I'm enjoying my quiet time and who knows how long I'll be up. I'm answering emails, reading my book and an article about my favorite actress Meryl Streep, swearing at my computer mouse that keeps malfunctioning, writing on my blog, and listening to music while drinking a Pepsi. Yup, life is pretty good at the moment.

The only thing that would make it better would be to have my honey here with me. Unfortunately she wasn't able to make the trip. Her fall in the house 10 days ago resulted in a cracked rib which has been causing her a lot of grief. She stayed home to recuperate and wouldn't hear of me cancelling my plans. Fortunately her granddaughter and daughter are spending time with her which she's enjoying very much.

Tomorrow morning I hope to leave early (if I get to bed and get some shut eye soon), to make my way down to High River for a visit with my other two girls and 3 grandchildren. I'm looking forward to the next leg of the journey!


  1. Happy Birthday, Annette, and all the best to Andree!

    1. Thanks Kate. She's on the mend, slow but sure.