Have I mentioned yet how much I love this province? ...Oh right, I have.
Stampede with the girls was completely spectacular. It combines my hicktown roots with my big city love. Nine days with four girls in our apartment or crammed into a hotel room in Cowtown and there was no drama. Oh how I adore these people. We're already planning our next getaway... Belgium or the south of France (depending on where the Big E is next year)... and NYC the year after. Oh the joy of having a real job with real time off.
My own birthday was fabulous as well. Took in an Eskimos/Roughriders game with my PR gal pal from London, Suz. There was beer and a streaker and mad cheering... everything a football game should be. The next day, the roomie surprised me with tickets to Mamma Mia!... which I can not begin to describe. We're big fans of this "Broadway across Canada" thing. We also had a lovely party where friends new and old came together to have some drinks and plenty of laughs. "We picked good friends," the roomie said after. I agree.
A year after being in this lovely province, we've actually gotten around to seeing more of it. Last weekend we went white water rafting on the Kicking Horse River in Golden, BC. 35 degrees + SPF 60 and this girl is doing fine! It's no small miracle that I don't resemble a lobster. Rafting was so much fun... I definitely recommend it. And, I adore the mountains. Oh Ontario, we had beaches and good times... but the mountains... oh the mountains!
With all these engineer friends I have, I need one to develop a "pause" button for summer. I don't want it to end. I'm definitely not looking forward to -40 and snow for eight months. Looks like I may have to take up a winter hobby... like snowboarding perhaps.
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