We had a break in Fort Qu'Appelle, a cute little town in the valley of the Qu'Appelle River. It’s so beautiful there. The soft hills surround the river and town and it gives it a real cozy atmosphere. We got something to eat and drink, and made a plan to stop here again on our way back. We arrived on time in Regina to pick up the books at the distributor, and after, we did some shopping and looking around. We had to be real quick to get out of the car into a store, because there were numerous wasps in the area we were in. Brrrrr. We both do NOT like wasps. Hahaha. Who does huh?
We went to one cute little store, called Aware House Books, if I ‘m correct. You can get anything from crystals, chimes, gems, to books about alternative life styles and healing, and also Mandela Colour books. I bought one with Tibetan Mandelas to colour. Beautiful pictures with different quotes to inspire during colouring. It’s quiet meditative and relaxing. A different way to be creative. I love it.
Of course we ate and drank and snack way too much. Hahaha. But it was SO good! The weather was fantastic. Couldn’t wish for better. On our way back we stopped in Fort Qu’Appelle again and did some shopping there in the Dollar Store. Everything you see there is only 1 dollar and 25 cents. Just love stores like that! I got my colouring pencils, crayons and markers, as also some coloured papers in a block and a pencil sharpener. We also took a little trip to Lebret, a tiny town alongside the river. I was very excited to see pelicans on the river! I took a lot of pictures in this town. It is a nice place. I remember going here a few times with Ron and Paul, in 2005. We spend a day at the river too and had a great trip through the valley. Good memories!
Our trip back went smooth, and we had a break in Melville. There we came across a Free Book Nook that says: Take one – Leave one. So you can take a book out of the little nook but have to put one back in there. What a great system and an awesome way to motivate young and old to read.
Before dark I was back at the cabin again.
Carol, thanks for a lovely fun day! We really should do another road trip soon again. Calgary, Manitoba, Wisconsin? Hahaha!
In the evening I started with colouring a mandela and within minutes I was totally focussed.
I went to bed on time, and the next morning I got up at 4 am. I did my chores and saw it getting light. Strange. Not long time ago I would get up at 4 am and it would be light. Fall is not far away. At 7 I got tired and went back to bed to sleep until 8.30 am. Nice to have the luxury to do that. Around 11 am I went to my neighbour. She wanted to ride her horse, but being by herself she rather had someone be there just in case. I was there for a few hours and then went back to the cabin again.
When I got back I had lunch and then worked on the hay box. I got it all done, and only need to put some wood against the outside to keep hay from blowing out of the box. It’s not pretty because the wood I used is warped and discoloured from laying around for a year, but it will do the job. It’s nice to have this part done for winter. This hay box will avoid spilling hay. I can be sure they will eat everything I give, instead of peeing and pooping on it or just make a bed of half of a bale. Hahaha! For that I will have straw. They can have a nice warm bed with that.