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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

What A Day…

Had the day off and was looking forward to a day with spring temperatures and a nice walk with Bea and Molly. The temperature climbed to 5-6C, so after lunch we headed down the trail into the North Saskatchewan River Valley.
DSC_0004The entire area is a city recreation park with many trails for both skiing, hiking and bicycling. A foot bridge leads across the river and you have your choice whether to follow a trail right along the river or rather climb up on the other side.

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I just couldn’t believe the temperature. We are only at the end of January and should normally be freezing cold, but here I walked with my winter jacket wide open wearing only a shirt underneath. Molly savoured the walk as well.
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All the time I had the feeling having been in need of a walk like that for quite a while, maybe especially after yesterday. Driving the bus north I had received a phone call from the company informing me that the bus I was going to meet with had had an accident. The driver had lost control on an icy patch driving in on a parking area and the bus had hit a store front. Luckily, nobody got hurt, but the bus was not drivable. I had now to drive beyond my normal destination to meet a replacement bus which at this time was running 90 minutes behind normal schedule.
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Reaching the small town of Mc.Lennan I still had to wait another 30 minutes before the bus came driving up. It was now 4:30pm and I had over 5 hours of driving back to the city ahead of me. I finally was back in Edmonton at 9:30pm. I still had to refuel the bus and drive home across the city. Needless to say I felt somewhat “exhausted” when I finally arrived back home at 10:30pm.
Days like that do happen and of course, one has to be willing and prepared to face a challenge.

5 comments:

  1. In my driving career over the years I've had similar days like that & I remember feeling good inside being able to go that extra mile to help out when needed & I bet you had those same feelings. Although exhausted at the end of the day it always felt good to finally reach home, hit the sack, & drift off to sleep with that same good feeling still there when you woke up in the morning:))

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  2. I'm guessing your visual acuity is better than mine for driving at night. I can do it, but it's not as easy as it used to be. We're back in the deep freeze here, but that's the way of weather in Canada. Up and down like a toilet seat.

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  3. Molly looks like she is so happy to be outside and enjoying the weather. Give her a love for me. I would have been beyond exhausted by your day. Sure glad nobody got hurt.

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  4. The weather seems to be so strange everywhere this year ! I have been finding it much cooler here in AZ this year and many, many more cloudy days.

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  5. Plans can be written in chalk and that makes life interesting.

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