01 September 2010

Moose Jaw Minute #2: Regina Outing

Good morning, everyone!

I hope you are all having a fantastic week!

Moose Jaw is providing all sorts of entertainment in the form of walks across town and back to get groceries (two hours walking time -- a great walk, but not like the Jewel a block away!); prairie dogs everywhere that emit little squeaks that sound like dolphins homing in on one another; adhering to posted speed signs in "km" not "mi"; and working from home. On the walk to the grocery, Dave showed me the park in the center of town -- very nice with a little running path along a small creek. I just can't believe how different everything looks when it is not -20 F out!

Last night, Dave and I ventured into Regina for a nice night out. Regina is the main city closest to Moose Jaw and is about a 45-minute drive away. There is really nothing between here and there except a few farms and it is as flat as a sheet of paper -- great for seeing where you are headed! The evening was gorgeous and we stopped at a sushi place on the main square. While we are in the middle of the prairies, it is nice to know that I can still get a decent helping of spicy scallop and dynamite roll whenever I need it! We stopped at the Canadian equivalent of Borders on the way home (they call their chain "Chapters") and enjoyed walking around, checking out books on how to set up a home office, and relishing the sight of blue water and sandy beaches in the travel magazines. Someday?

We are planning to have a BBQ with some friends tomorrow evening as long as the weather holds out. Good people, good burgers, good fun. That's the way I like to end my week. You all are invited, so come on over...the commute isn't that long!

All in all, it has been a wonderful trip and it is so nice to be able to spend time with each other. Still so bizarre to consider that in just over a month this will be our normal mode of operation as opposed to the exception to the rule. We are both excited and eager to get this next chapter started and have some projects on the docket for when I move up (home office being project number one!).

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