Wednesday, June 14, 2006

A Quiet Day in Olds, AB

We woke at 3:30am to quite a thunderstorm! I don't mind storms so once the window was closed I was off to sleep again. It rained most of the night and into the early morning but stopped around 8am and that was it for the day.

Once again the time change worked in our favour so we were up early and able to hit the gym. My goal is to come home from vacation at the same weight or hopefully less than when I left. With the rumour mill churning about China possibly looking at adding weight restrictions, I'm doing what I can to shed some of my extra pounds. So far it's going well but I still have a long, long way to go.

My first goal of the day was to try one more time to get the GPS system working. I think it may finally be working. Yeah! Not sure what I did but at least it seems to be on the right track now. One thing I did figure out is that our hotel is located at the corner fo 46th Street and 46th Avenue and I think when I programmed it I put in the wrong one and threw it off. Not really sure but at least it looks like we'll have it to take to Three Hills tomorrow. That being said, I'm not sure we'll really need it as many of the places in Three Hills don't have addresses listed with them. Honest! I just looked up the address of our motel (Rest Easy Motel....sounds interesting!) and all it said was Three Hills, AB. I'm thinking we should be able to find our way around. I also looked in the phone book and there isn't a single Tim's in Three Hills. What's up with that? ;o) I will survive. Sure glad it's still not Roll Up time or I'd be in withdrawal!

The weather today was funny, although we didn't get the rain they called for in the forecast. (Surprise...surprise!) After getting ready for the day I decided to walk downtown (about 1 km) and pick up a few things. There was a scrapbooking store there but it wasn't open when I was there. I picked up a few things at the drug store, a salad at Sobey's for lunch then wandered back home. Spent the afternoon reading and scrapbooking in our room. Starting to work on Referral Announcements...even though that's still a long ways away. It's fun to be doing something.

It's about 9pm now and the hockey game is just going into overtime. Edmonton needs to win tonight to stay in it so everyone here is watching the game. Me...I'm blogging. Guess I should head back to the room before Sharon sends out an APB looking for me.

On the adoption front, I've added a link on the 'In China Now' section for my friend Val in BC who leaves tomorrow to meet her precious Olivia! Celebrating this wonderful time with her!

PS - Dawn - Does it get dark at night where you are or are you almost into 24hour daylight? I'm surprised at how late it stays light here and then how early the sun begins to come up again. You're that much further north that I wondered what it was like for you as the longest day of the year is next week. Enquiring minds want to know. :o)

Update: From the huge cheer that just went up, Edmonton must have scored and they're alive to play one more game! Go Oilers!!!


  1. Oh Catherine!!!

    All those names of all those towns brings back so many memories for me!!!!

    I went to all those bible schools for youth conferences as a teen-ager!!!

    And you are so close to so many friends of mine and my sister!!!

    Oh it just makes me want to drive on down there!!!!

    Yes it does stay light out very late up here!! I spent many summers in Ontario growing up so I know how much darker it is there. I can not wait for school to be over because it's getting harder and harder to get the boys to bed at night!!

    Love ya!! Have a great time in Alberta!!

  2. Oh!! And we had Char and the gang over tonight for that hockey game and I bet it was OUR screams you heard from that OT goal!!!!

    Yipee!!! GO Oiler's GO!!!!!


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