Thanks to a road trip this weekend, I find I’m really looking forward to what July has to offer.
And I know this week leading into Craven isn’t looking attractive right now, just watch things turn out to be great!
Saturday morning I left for Saskatoon; then West to Unity.
What a fantastic trip.
Big clouds and stretchy Saskatchewan horizons, brilliant yellow canola and the blue waves of flax!
A 50th wedding anniversary party was my motivation! The couple were actually married April 16th, but who can resist gathering family, friends and neighbours to celebrate this monumental number. (Plus it was a shop christening party!!)
People came from all over the province and from various Canadian communities.
The night was beautiful! A casual atmosphere, tasty food, cold beer and kids had lots of room to roam and play!
A program that included a surprise renewal of vows; the neighbours singing a “flash-back” tune (with new words) and a mixed media presentation. Plus the grand finale: Fireworks! OH and LOTS OF FOOD and DRINK! (This needs to be repeated!)
1966 was a pretty good year, not just for Vern Schaab and Sharon Herrington! The Roughriders won the Grey Cup that fall.
I was 4!
Vern and Sharon went on to have 3 boys; I worked with Troy including the radio station that he and his wife started.. Trevor and Travis and their wives have become friends too!
The people started pouring in mid afternoon; one hundred and fifty or so. It didn’t feel like anyone was a stranger. That’s the way the Schaab family rolls.
I’ve known Troy and Sonia for most of my time in Red Deer – you couldn’t ask for better friends. And watching their kids grow has been a real treat. Nakita will be heading into Grade 12 this fall and is very accomplished in her wakeboarding and snowboarding. She loves teaching children the skill set to participate in these sports. Bryce turns 14 on the August long weekend and has become a delightful young man. He is passionate about goaltending – like his grandpa and his dad.
Where has that time gone! I was in Cypress Hills the day Bryce was born! It was snowing! 14 years ago – man, you are getting OLD!
I can’t express what a relaxing trip that was. I love driving and when the roads are free and clear it becomes a real treat.
Central Saskatchewan serves up some great history at every turn. North Battleford, Wilkie, Cut Knife, Kerrobert show off beautiful hills that are home to ranching, fertile farm land and lakes. Saskatchewan communities does a remarkable job of pulling together artifacts to showcase the heritage of the area.
Take a drive off the beaten path to find these treasures. There’s still lots of summer to get out and enjoy – a Stay-Cation isn’t just sitting in your back yard.