Monday, January 24, 2011

Weekend Update

Do you ever smell something and are immediately transported back in time?  I did this weekend when I stopped at Premium Sausage in Seven Persons on my way to Bow Island to visit my Grandma.  I worked there when I was 17 and all I have to do is walk in and inhale deeply and I can remember everything about that time of my life:  My friend and I comparing our exercise routines, (I was running 5 days a week in preparation for fencing camp), the guy I was dating, the music I was listening too, everything.  I picked up some smokies for the kids and pork jerky for Mike.  When I started working at Premium Sausage I was practically a vegetarian,  I'm not sure why, but I had gone off meat.  After about a month working there I couldn't stop eating it!  I guess when you see the quality of the product and the way that it's prepared, it doesn't seem so bad anymore.

Once I got to Bow Island we swung by the Rolling Pin Bakery to pick up doughnuts, the raspberry creme filled are my current favourite.  We love to have lunch there as well.  The Rolling Pin was a selling point to my kids when we told them we were moving to Medicine Hat.  My oldest daughter asked if we could eat there more often if we lived in the Hat and I agreed.  Actually, her exact question was, "Can we go to that doughnut place that has the giant pickles if we live in Medicine Hat?".  Their cheeseburgers and roasted potatoes with dipping sauce are my regular order, although I also enjoy the broccoli cheese soup.

We spent a leisurely afternoon at my Grandma's and my oldest fought the drifts to do some tobogganing down the hill in the backyard.

Sunday afternoon I was able to leave the kids at home with their father and head down to Police Point Park to do some cross-country skiing with my brother.  The weather was perfect and I had never seen so many people out on the trail!  You can rent skis, boots and poles at the Nature Centre for only $4 to ski around the park or you can rent them for $15 for the day and take them to Elkwater, Kin Coulee, or where-ever you want to ski.  I'm considering buying some next year, but I don't mind renting them for now while I'm getting the hang of it.  It also has given me the opportunity to try out various brands and styles, so that I have an easier time making a decision when I go to buy my own.

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like you have some great trail options for cross country skiing. We just have the golf courses in S'toon, but if we go farther north there are some great trails in the forests. It's such great exercise! Although, leaving S'toon to ski has become more complicated of late, for some reason. :)