“So, how was your vacation?” Most reply with “too short.” How many times have you heard that answer when you asked somebody about their time off? Not me, I thoroughly enjoyed a week off and had a lot of fun, but am I ever glad to be back! I don’t know what I’d do with myself if I ever had to take more than one week off. The last time I had holidays in August I was still going to high school, which means that was a just a few weeks ago (yeah, right).
The vacation took me to Winnipeg and Dauphin, Manitoba where I visited friends and even saw the Stanley Cup come through! Dauphin threw a great parade and party for their hometown son, Barry Trotz, who captured the cup while coaching the Washington Capitals earlier this spring. It was an action packed vacation that resulted in 1,460 new kilometres added to my ageing truck.
Back at home, a fantastic golf championship tournament was taking place which Saskatchewan should feel proud of. The CP Women’s Open showcased the best in womens golf, the Wascana Country Club, and, of course, Saskatchewan. Even while on holidays, people asked me about the CP Women’s Open and how special it must be to have it happening in Saskatchewan. I said “it was.” The organizers and volunteers should be commended for their hard work in showcasing this city to the world. Of course, you couldn’t wish for a better finish than Brooke Henderson becoming the first Canadian since 1973 to win the championship on home soil. A huge accomplishment for someone is only 20 years old. I can safely say when I was 20 I was still learning the difference between a sand wedge club and a club sandwich! I broke a lot of teeth that summer.
Regardless, it feels good to be back on a cool, cloudy Monday. Temperatures are expected to be between 16 and 23 for the next few days, which in my opinion, is perfect. Let’s all have a great week!