27.12.2011 -2 °C
Soooo glad to be in Saskatoon with family!!! It was absolutely lovely to see Nigel walk into the bus station and so warm and welcoming to come into a house and have some home cooked food Also got to meet little Carter and she is absolutely gorgeous and gave us lots of smiles and even fell asleep when I was holding her (well on my way to favourite status!). Today we chilled at Allison's parents place for a while then Nick went with the boys to check out a workshed of a friend of theirs while I went with the girls to do a bit of shopping and get a cappuccino from Starbucks (probably a highlight of the day!). Then we all met up at the WDM (Western Development Museum). For those of you back home, it's kind of like Cobb & Co Museum but a million times better! Was very cool to see some stuff about how the town and the area developed and grew. No we are back at home and chilling in the warm lounge room before we have supper (dinner).
So the bus trip...... I will never again choose to travel by bus.....
First of all we waited in the freezing cold at Jasper for over an hour because once again the bus station was closed and the bus was quite late. A crazy guy sat down across the aisle from us and was obviously drunk and had also managed to sneak alcohol onto the bus and kept offering Nick some. He was also talking so loud on his phone all the time and randomly yelling out stuff to the rest of the people on the bus. VERY ANNOYING!!!!!
Then because the bus was running so late we missed our connecting bus at Edmonton but that sort of ended up as a blessing because quite a few people had missed it so they sent an express bus straight to Saskatoon which meant it cut 2 hours off our trip because it didn't stop at heaps of the little towns on the way. It did mean that we had to wait around at Edmonton station for quite a while though and it was pretty cold and seriously seedy there! Lots of weird people seem to take the bus....
Then.... when we got on the bus a lady with a brand new baby sat in front of us and it cried the whole way (over 6 hours!). I wasn't annoyed about that actually because I felt so sorry for the poor lady, but it did mean we got no sleep. Luckily, as soon as we arrived in Saskatoon we were so excited to see everyone that the awful trip didn't really matter
Oh and as we were sitting having breakfast this morning it started snowing here! Was so pretty sitting in the house looking out at snow covering the street and front yard. Not sure what the plans are for while we are here but know we are giving curling a try as well as seeing an ice hockey game and doing something cool for New Years! Other than that I'm just so happy to be with familiar faces again!!