04.01.2012 2 °C
Well first of all I will fill you in on yesterday. Not much to say other than we managed to get Nigel and Allison nearly finished with their moving and cleaning process which was a nice accomplishment! Nigel and I have decided that we are going to start a packing/removals company once we get back to Aus so would be great if you could all spread the word so that we can get some work straight up haha. At night we had dinner at home as a family mean which was really nice and then played a few games while we watched a hockey game which actually turned out to be really exciting! It was Canada versus Russia and we were down by 4 points in the last 10 minutes but somehow ended up only having one more to get during the last 2 mintues. Was very tense and made the game seem like something I could really get into if I was living over here and it was actually on TV! Maybe I'll be able to find it on a pay channel back home?
Today NIgel and Allison took us on a road trip to a place called Moose Jaw, which is about 2 and a half hours southeast of Saskatoon. We went there to check out these two sets of tunnels which were built for chinese immigrants and boot leggers back in the day. We went on two different tours and they each had tour guides all dressed up and acting as characters so it was pretty interesting because they also made it very interactive! Was kind of creepy being underground, definitely felt a little claustrophobic at times, but we all really enjoyed it and Carter was such a good girl the whole time!! She's so amazing, slept the whole way there and back and barely made a sound while we were in there Was dark once we got back so we had a pretty relaxing night and even got to play some Dutch Blitz! My all time favourite card game!
So am very sad to be leaving Saskatoon tomorrow morning We have had such an awesome time here with Nigel and Allison, getting to know some of their friends and family and staying with her parents who have been so amazingly welcoming and looked after us so well!!! Definitely the highlight of my trip and somewhere I am planning on coming back We were also really lucky and have had beautiful weather here. I think they all wished we had at least one -30 to -40 day so that we could see how cold it really gets but I must say I'm not too sad I missed out on that!! Next time maybe
Bus for Edmonton leaves at 11:30am tomorrow and I am sooooo glad that it's a shorter bus trip (should get there at 5pm) and that it is our last planned bus trip of the holiday!!! Train is going to be so much better Edmonton is really nice from what people have said and I'm really keen to check out the mall although I'm a little concerned about fitting stuff back into my suitcase.... thinking I might just chuck out some of the stuff I brought with me, haha.
Anyway, it is past 1am over here so I should really be getting some sleep now. Miss you all back home, one week and we will be back with you all and missing everything over here! Very glad that Nigel and Allison will be coming with us though! Makes it a little less difficult
Hope you are all having great weeks Love Claire