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Wednesday, 17 July 2013

TRAVELS, TORNADO WARNINGS, and TWO STOPS in CALGARY


            It sounded really weird to me when Kathy wished Diana, Bryan, and me a good trip east, but then I realized that, to British Columbians, a trip to every other province is actually a Trip East.

            Our first stop was in Golden where we enjoyed a walk in the Old Town Centre, Chinese Salt and Pepper Squid, and a 3-D movie.


            Next up was Calgary where, first, Serge, Daniela, and Andrew made the three of us feel at home.   

While Serge barbecued steaks and Daniela worked on a Russian salad and perogies à la Brazil, I got to play with Andrew


            and Bryan got to nap.


Thank you all so much. We had a wonderful visit and lunch and enjoyed seeing all the renos on your townhouse!


Andrew is just a year old and already can say Hi, mama, doggy, and Daddy.  He also understands when Serge speaks Ukrainian, Daniela speaks Portuguese, and all the rest of us speak English!



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Our next stop was an overnight at Marilyn and Bill’s.


No sooner had we arrived than I had another glass of wine in one hand and one of Sora’s delicious meatball appetizers in another.   

More tempting appetizers!


Somehow I never seemed to find the bottom of my wineglass.  Meanwhile, the wonderful food kept coming:   Jonathan’s stuffed pork tenderloin and Bill’s smoky dark baked beans and, 

                                 Marilyn’s delicious rhubarb and strawberry pie.

Thank goodness we went for a walk before bed!

Then, for breakfast, there were Bill's incredible Cinnamon-Raisin scones 

and Marilyn's Pork Breakfast Patties!

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Serge, Daniela, Andrew, Marilyn, Bill, Jonathan, Sora, and Sofia – all I can say is . . .

Dopobachennya!

We’ll be back!


Come Tempest or Tornado!




Well, maybe not tornado.   I finally got Bryan to pull over when Aline told me on the phone that the Russell/Birtle area was under a Tornado Watch.