Today was a day for an impromptu drive. Mom and Don and I went to Carberry Printing to have a look at headstone options for Tracey. We were pleasantly surprised to find Tracey’s friend Terri owns the business! Of course, she was amazing as she has always been and helped us with options and costs and we got a bonus visit with her as well. Heading out, we stopped at the Robin’s Nest on the highway for lunch before toodling up to Clear Lake.
We stopped at Poor Michael’s Book Shop in Onanole to see if cousin Olivia was working. We saw lots of lovely and interesting things, but one of them was not Olivia, who was having days off for fun stuff. While browsing, I met Cam who has a 1959 Triumph Bonneville. Got to have a look at his bike, which is really cool of course, since I’m a fan of the Bonneville. Parked beside his bike was a new model Bonneville and we remarked how little the style has changed. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
Riding Mountain National Park was established in 1933 and is a beautiful, well-kept park. Wasagaming is the business district in the park and there is a good variety of shops and places to eat. Taking a lovely stroll around Clear Lake (the lake in the park), we very much enjoyed the peace of the trees and water. Wandered down the pier and back, then bought ice cream and sat at a table in the shade and watched the world go by.
On the way home, we stopped by the Erickson Cemetery and visited the graves of Helen, Henry and Jeremy. The community has set up a lovely little park by the water and the Trans Canada Trail at the end of Main Street that looks very inviting (but don’t forget your mosquito spray).
Arriving home after 8:30 p.m., we had a quick dinner, a visit and are now ready for bed!