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A VISIT WITH SHERRY

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

ON THURSDAY THE 12 WE WERE HEADING OUT TO SEE SHERRY. WE WERE ALREADY IN EDMONTON AND HAD GOT WOKEN AT 1230 AM. WITH SUCH A LOAD CLAP OF THUNDER WE THOUGHT SOMETHING HAD EXPLODED. FOR THE NEXT 5 HOURS WE WERE ENTERTAINED WITH THUNDER AND A SPECTACULAR LIGHTNING SHOW. NEEDLESS TO SAY WE DIDN'T GET MUCH SLEEP.
NO ONE WANTED TO GET UP WHEN THE ALARM WENT OFF AT 7. WE GOT ORGANISED AND WERE GOING TO HEAD OUT ONLY TO FIND OUT THERE HAD BEEN MAJOR FLOODING AND TRAFFIC WAS BACKED UP IN SOME PLACES FOR 1 1/2 HOURS SO WE DECIDED TO HAVE A LEISURELY BREAKFAST AND GIVE IT TIME TO CLEAR. WE THEN HEADED OFF TO VEGREVILLE TO GET SHERRY AND SEE HER NEW HOUSE AND GARDEN. AFTER ABOUT A 30 MINUTE STOP THERE WE LOADED HER IN THE CAR AND THEN HEADED ALL THE WAY BACK TO SOUTH OF EDMONTON TO GO SEE THE DEVONIAN BOTANICAL GARDENS. THERE WAS LOTS OF CHATTER AND LAUGHTER IN THE CAR AS WE CAUGHT UP ON ALL THAT HAD BEEN GOING ON. I FOUND OUT THAT SHERRY HAD NOT USED HER WALKER IN A YEAR. BOY WAS I SURPRISED, AND SO WAS MY HUSBAND AS LAST TIME SHE COULDN'T EVEN GET OUT OF HER SCOOTER TO CHECK OUT SOME OF THE EXHIBITS AT THE CULTURAL CENTER.

ANY WAY WHEN WE GOT TO THE GARDENS, WE FIRST WENT TO THE WASHROOMS AS THEY WERE OUTSIDE THE ACTUAL GARDENS AND UP A HILL. LEN HAD TO PUT HIS HAND ON MY BACK AND HELP PUSH ME UP AS I COULDN'T DO IT BY MYSELF. I HAVE A LOT OF TROUBLE WITH INCLINES. WE THEN WENT IN AND HAD LUNCH, THEN WALKED UP THIS HILL TO THE CACTUS HOUSE. I STARTED TAKING PICTURES AND DISCOVERED SOMEHOW I HAD MY CAMERA ON THE WRONG SETTINGS SO WHILE EVERYONE ELSE WAS SITTING OUTSIDE TRYING TO COOL OFF BECAUSE BOY WAS IT EVER HOT, I WENT THROUGH AGAIN AND RETOOK EVERYTHING. THESE WILL BE IN TOMORROWS BLOG. BY THEN I HAD TO GO TO THE BATHROOM AGAIN AND WE HAD TO GO ALL THE WAY DOWN THE HILL AND OUT AND BACK UP THE OTHER HILL JUST TO USE THE ONLY WASHROOM THEY HAVE. I THEN WANTED TO GO BACK IN AND GO SEE THE JAPANESE GARDENS WHICH WERE RIGHT BY THE CACTUS HOUSE BUT LEN WAS WORRIED THAT IF I WALKED ALL THAT WAY AGAIN THEN THEY WOULD NEED A STRETCHER TO GET ME OUT SO WE DECIDED WE WILL COME BACK WHEN IT IS COOLER AND BRING OUR SCOOTERS.

WE DECIDED TO GO TO MUNDARE WHICH ISN'T FAR FROM SHERRY'S AND SEE THE WORLD'S LARGEST UKRANIAN SAUSAGE. WHEN WE GOT THERE WE WENT TO THE MEAT MARKET AND BOUGHT PEPPERONI, UKRANIAN SAUSAGE AND DROOLED AT THE REST. NEXT TIME WE ARE BRINGING A COOLER. SHERRY THEN TOOK US TO THE BAKER ACROSS THE STREET AND EVEN MORE DROOLING. THE SMELLS WERE FANTASTIC. WE BOUGHT HUGE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES THAT YOU DIDN'T EVEN HAVE TO CHEW AS THEY JUST DISSOLVED IN YOUR MOUTH . THEY ARE MY FAVORITE AND NO ONE ELSE LIKES PEANUT BUTTER SO I AM ASHAMED TO SAY I ATE THEM ALL BY MYSELF. LEN AND BIRTHE BOUGHT OTHER GOODIES WHICH I DON'T LIKE AND THEN BECAUSE SHERRY RECOMMENDED THEM SO HIGHLY, WE BOUGHT BUTTER HORNS. THEY WERE TO DIE FOR. ANOTHER REASON TO TAKE A COOLER NEXT TIME, AS THEY WOULD NEVER SURVIVE THE TRIP HOME TO CALGARY WITHOUT ONE. WE WERE FORCED TO EAT THEM LATER IN THE EVENING AT THE HOTEL.

ONCE OUR PURCHASES WERE COMPLETE WE WENT TO SEE THE SAUSAGE. IT IS 42 FEET TALL AM AFRAID I CAN'T REMEMBER THE WEIGHT BUT YOU CAN IMAGINE. THIS IS MY GIRLFRIEND BIRTHE FROM PRINCE GEORGE, ME AND OF COURSE SHERRY .
SEE HOW SLIM SHERRY IS. DOESN'T SHE LOOK AMAZING?
THE SAUSAGE WAS BUILT BY THE STAWNICHY FAMILY AND THEY MAKE ALL THERE OWN SAUSAGE THERE IN MUNDARE AND IT WAS THEIR MEAT MARKET WE WENT TO. THE AREA AROUND THE SAUSAGE HAS VARIOUS PLACKS BESIDE TREES ETC DONATED IN MEMORY OF PEOPLE IN THE TOWN.
THIS IS ON A LARGE MONUMENT LIKE A GRAVE HEADSTONE IN THE SAME AREA. OF COURSE WE WERE ALSO FASCINATED BY THE BLUE BUFFALO

OUR DAY WAS OVER AND IT WAS TIME TO TAKE SHERRY HOME AND THEN HEAD BACK TO EDMONTON TO OUR HOTEL I THINK IT WAS PRETTY CLOSE TO 730 WHEN WE FINALLY GOT TO OUR ROOM AND WERE ABLE TO TAKE OUR SHOES OFF. WE ALL SLEPT GREAT THAT NIGHT IN SPITE OF ALL OUR ACHES AND PAINS,

SHERRY AND I HAD BOTH COMMENTED ON HOW SHOCKED EVERYONE WOULD BE IF THEY KNEW ALL THE MISCHIEF THE TWO OF US GET INTO WHEN WE ARE TOGETHER AS WE ARE SURE YOU THINK WE ARE THESE QUIET LITTLE OLD LADIES. WE AREN'T. TEE HEE.
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  • no profile photo CD11332196
    JUST LIKE YOU OHMA RUNNING AROUND TO SEE WHAT KIND OF

    TROUBLE YOU GET INTO AND SHERRY LOOKS GREAT AWAYS SPUNKY


    MEANNIESS ALSO AND YOU TWO ARE ALWAYS SHOPPING AND HOPPING


    ALL OVER CANADA AND I WISH I WAS THERE ALSO . GOOD BLOG MY

    DEAR FREIND LOVE YA AND I MISS HEARING FROM YOU TTYL emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3253 days ago
  • SHERRY666
    THIS IS A GREAT BLOG OMA........... I'M SURE GLAD LEN TOOK THE PICTURES WHILE WE WERE AT THE SAUSAGE....... AND YOU TAKING THEM AGAIN AT THE BUTTERFLY PLACE.... IT WAS JUST SO HOT...... I FELT LIKE MELTING..... SO HAPPY THE VAN HAD A/C........... I DID HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU NEXT SUMMER IF THINGS ARE STILL GOING GREAT FOR US BOTH......... I'M SURE THEY WILL BE... emoticon
    3255 days ago
  • CONTENTCHRIS
    Wow ,

    That sure sounds fun and I am sure you all enjoyed the trip

    despite the heat factor. Glad to hear all the great things about

    our friend Sherre . I have been mia a lot lately and just adore Sherre .

    Thanks for the wonderful blog my friend.

    I look forward to more pics in the future!

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    3256 days ago
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