25.12.2011 -3 °C
No, Nick did not hack the travel blog! It's Christmas Day over here so thought I would share the love a little
1. He makes me laugh heaps and is therefore making this trip so much more fun
2. He's chilled out and happy to do whatever, whenever
3. He doesn't complain when I want to go shopping
4. He looks after me when creepy people are around (like at the bus station!!)
5. He is an awesome photographer and is getting some great shots of our trip
So yeah, thanks man!
Anyway, enough sappy nonsense from me. We have just woken up after quite a good sleep in (it's 10:30), did the presents thing and are now just chilling in our room deciding what to do for the day. Most places will be closed so we will most likely wander downtown (probably an exaggerated use of the word as it is really only one street...) and see if we can get some breakfast then find a park to make snowmen in or see if we can find a hiking trail into the woods behind the town and take some cool pictures back there Sounds like a pretty chilled out Christmas to me! Oh and there is snow everywhere so we are really having a white Christmas! Very cool.
Last night we went to the christmas service at the little baptist church I mentioned in the last blog and it was so nice. There is one family who seem to run the church and then by the sounds of it the congregation is very small but they often have visitors come along. We sang some carols with the pastor playing guitar and leading and then he gave a message which was so funny because he dressed up as a prospector and sort of did it as a skit. Was really clever what he said though and really enjoyable. We chatted to a few people there before heading out to find some dinner. Ended up at a place called Earls which had delicious food! Nick was again absolutely starving so basically inhaled his steak and I had this spicy chicken burger which was really good!
Came home, had a hot chocolate at the cafe in our lodge and then skyped the family which was, as always, very enjoyable! Skype is seriously the best thing ever when you are travelling because it's one thing to send messages to people but it's so much nicer seeing and hearing them
So I will leave this blog here because nothing much else has happened. Really looking forward to getting to Saskatoon now but REALLY NOT looking forward to another overnight bus trip after the first one!! And we have to transfer buses at Edmonton at about midnight and we only have 15 minutes to do it so hopefully our bus isn't running late!! But anyway, no point stressing till we get there Hope you all have a lovely boxing day while we enjoy our white christmas!