Saturday, 26 May 2012

Just another Saturday

The day started out with my resolution that since this was the first Saturday in months that we didn't have commitments, we should either go for a long bike ride or head to the gym. 
Both suggestions were vetoed by my sweetheart and we ended up at Poached for a wonderful breakfast....

His ideas are usually better then mine. Although they generally mean more calories in then out. 

Breakfast was followed by a walk down by the river. My calorie out idea.

 Which led to a discussion re how our waterfront was sorely lacking. We probably felt that way because we have been down to the Winnipeg Forks several times in the past year and, well, they have so much more. But then our waterfront is not finished yet so we conceded we needed to give the city one more year before we offered our two cents worth along with all our city planning skills we don't have.

Then on to the Farmers Market where I could spend several hours taking photos.

  But this gets a tad boring for David.

So David reminded me that if we didn't get back to the car pronto we would likely have a ticket. Our next stop was Saskatoon Outdoor Living. The plan was to look at new umbrellas for the deck since we went away for a week and left our umbrella open. Apparently we had some wicked winds last week and our umbrella took flight from the table... and we need a new one. I suggested Canadian Tire but David wanted to check out this place.
I don't have any photos because I was completely taken in by the hot tubs. The salesman almost had me buying one. But the thought of people walking across my maple wood floors with dripping wet feet made me change my mind. Or maybe it was the $13,000.00 price tag.

We decided to head to Canadian Tire....

We passed the new Cabela's and all those half ton trucks in the parking lot and I thought it might be funny to park the beamer there for 20 minutes.... just because.  
David calls it the I N apostrophe store. 
You know, campin', fishin', huntin' ..... After 33 years he still keeps me laughin'

 Wow - that is some grand entrance. Have you been there yet? It felt like we had arrived at a swanky American hotel. Do you have a room with a king and jacuzzi? I would like to book a few hours at the spa... :)
They didn't! But they did have a desk there for checking in your...... gun.

We headed into the forest to experience wild game. Quite magnificent animals!

Who didn't seem to mind all the people walking aimlessly about.

 And disturbing their peace
 They didn't seem to mind my camera either.

 Or that there were probably a thousand guns within 20 feet of them and a lot of guys anxious to use them! I was perplexed. Here I am admiring these beautiful creatures in a store that supplies all the weapons required to kill them.

But then it happened.

I lost David in the camouflage department.
 I knew he shouldn't have worn a moss green shirt today.

Good thing he has grey hair or I would still be there....

We finally made it to Canadian Tire.
No photos because it really never occurred to me to take my camera out at Canadian Tire. I was too busy trying to find someone to sell me an umbrella for $34.95 which is a far cry from a $13,000 hot tub which didn't come with an umbrella - but I bet the sales guy would throw one in as a bonus. :)

Have you been to the new Cabela's?

1 comment:

Kim said...

What a fun photo tour of your Saturday out and about!
I haven't been to Cabela's yet, though I do want to take the kids soon. I'm sure they'd get a huge kick out of it. And I'll be sure to dress them in bright colours so I don't lose them in the camo!