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  • Jun27Fri

    Grenfell and Moosomin

    June 27, 2014
    We arrived in Grenfell last night after a 130km ride.  I called our host Bernadette who was still at work but she told me just to go over and let ourselves in and make ourselves at home.  I could tell I was going to like this place after that conversation.  This reminded me a lot of Thornbury where I grew up.  Svend and I made our way over to the McPherson's and did what we were told, we made ourselves at home.  Once Bernadette and Ken were home from work they took us for dinner at the restaurant located inside the ESSO, another small town thing I appreciated.  We met some other families there as well (I'm sorry I cant remember your names).  As a side note, I'm terrible with names.  Dinner was great and after dinner Ken and Bernadette drove us around the town showing us a few things including the curling rink and the arena.  Grenfell is a town of about 1000 people.  They also took us to the lake and Qu'Appelle valley which was great.  Thanks Ken and Bernadette for a great time in Grenfell.  We woke up today in Grenfell in the pouring rain and wind in the wrong direction.  I made the decision to try to wait it out as it looked like it was supposed to let up by noon.  I was glad we waited.  We left around 11:00 am and the rain let up about 10 minutes later.  We arrived in Moosomin just before 4pm to sunshine and very little wind.  This is our last stop in Saskatchewan.  Its been great despite the wind and rain.  I really enjoyed visiting all the small communities, it really brought me back home to Thornbury.   One story from dinner in Grenfell that I thought was great was how all the people in Melville were really upset that Jarrett Stoll of the Los Angeles Kings said he was from Yorkton during the broadcast of the stanley cup finals.  According to those we were eating with this caused quite a stir in Melville and they may not be so welcoming to Mr. Stoll if he brings the cup home this summer.  I wish I was there that day.  Im currently sitting in a hotel in Moosomin (Thanks motel 6 for the free room) watching the NHL drat.  Its nice to see the leafs pick the player that will lead them to their long awaited stanley cup.  Plan the parade!    


    On Saturday, June 28, 2014, Kelly and Colleen Hollinger said:

    It was great meeting you when you were in Grenfell. Good luck with the rest of your ride. Go Leafs go!

    Awesome guys, sorry I forgot your names.  

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