We had been told we would be working on July 1, Canada Day, but that changed and I had it off. Nick’s employer worked his crew so I loaded Sasha, granddaughter from Meadow Lake, and the four grandkids from Edmonton into Nick and Becky’s Honda Odyssey. Off we went to the Canada Day parade in Sherwood Park. It is a large parade and has an extensive route that doubles back on itself. About an hour into the parade the first floats were coming back the other way the other side of the boulevard from the one where the parade started. It was touch and go whether the rain would hold off and it just did so a fun time was had by all.
Then it was back to the daily commute and the ammonia pumps until the next big event, a day off. After church Juanita and I wandered through the Royal Alberta Museum, checking out the Viking Exhibit and the more permanent displays. This is the first time we have been there since it moved to its new location downtown. This was my second time to use a smart phone parking app to pay for parking. The first was at Dim Sum last month. Pricey, but convenient. Wouldn’t need it if they had relocated the museum on the outskirts with lots of free parking.
The next notable event occurred a couple of weeks later when Juanita and I spent a Sunday afternoon at Klondike Days. I don’t think we have gone to K-Days since we lived in Whitecourt in the 1980’s. It was all fun even if we didn’t go on any rides and didn’t eat a deep fried PB&J sandwich. It was enough to walk around in the sunshine and people watch and wander around the exhibit halls.
The last week of the month I finished up work and we wended our way back to Meadow Lake to get caught up on all the deferred chores.