Saturday, August 24, 2013

Tire’d

I mentioned earlier that it was a "taking easy" kind of day, and it was... for me. Carm was busy throughout the day taking care of tires.

The ERS (emergency roadside service) tow truck came by this morning around 10:30. It took about an hour to remove the damaged tire and put the spare on. Luckily our spare was a brand new tire of the same make as the rest of our tires.

After the ERS guy left, Carm took the old tire with him to look for a replacement. He couldn't find an exact match, but what he did find should do the trick as a spare if we need it.

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By the time he got home and we got everything sorted it was time to walk the dogs and get ready to go out for supper. I had gone onto Trip Advisor to look for restaurant suggestions. In the top 3 was a restaurant called "Hansel & Gretel's schnitzel House". The reviews were good although there were remarks about the decor and music.

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The last time we used Trip Advisor for restaurant suggestions it pointed us to the wing & milkshake place in Moose Jaw, and we all know how that turned out (burp), so we felt confident putting our trust in it again.

We weren't disappointed. The building wasn't much to look at, and the decor was kitschy German decor (cute). The music was typical German polkas and beer drinking songs, including some great yodelling numbers. I don't know about you, but I LOVE kitschy decors and crazy music.

 

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We ordered the schnitzel patter for 2... 2 armies I think. Everything was delicious, including the pork & chicken schnitzel. The spetzels were great, the veggies were nice, the gravy was tasty. We are FULL, FULL, FULL - and we have enough leftovers in the fridge for a light supper. If we were to pass through again we'd eat there again.

Now we'll just have a quiet evening (we may join our neighbours for a campfire later), and then tomorrow morning we are off to Rushing River Provincial Park just outside of Kenora, about a 4 1/2 hour drive.

I don't know if you remember all the way back to before we left, but we purchased some "cooler bandanas" at the flea market - they have been a god-send in the hot, humid weather we've been having the last few days.

There has been a distinct change in my mood as we’ve traversed the last few hundred miles. The down of having the vacation come to an end has already started… I have to remind myself that we still have a week of vacation/travel time left – don’t waste it in a bad mood...

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.

Melody Beattie