Apr 28, 2017

Things are not working out as expected

We were on the road early in anticipation of our 9:30AM appointment.  Lots of wide open prairie and the odd oil well.

Our arrival in Medicine Hat did not go as planned.  Things were not ready for us.  After 3 hours of waiting we were sent out for a nice lunch at their expense.  After lunch things went a bit more downhill.  A hotel for the night was offered.  I sort of lost it and a much nicer hotel rather the earlier suggested Super 8 was booked for us.

A lovely king size suite in the only 4 star hotel in town.

Complete with water slides and three hot tubs. A few hours later the place was crawling with kids. Our room was on the other side and we did not hear anything nor smell the very potent chlorine that permeated the lobby.

Once we were settled and rested a bit we went back to check if any progress had been made.  It had and things were looking very good but the paper work was not in order.  Nothing to do but go back to the hotel for the evening.

We stopped to pick up a bottle of wine and this butterfly bottle of pinot grigio shouted out to us.  Were the girls letting us know that they were around us.  The wine was lovely.  Alberta has a wonderful selection of wines at very reasonable prices.

A lovely sunset from our window.

The Medicine Hat Lodge is a wonderful place to overnight.  There is a convention centre attached as well as a casino and two lovely restaurants.  We dined at the Italian one where we enjoyed 20% off our meal thanks to a coupon we received at check in.

These teens spent at least two hours snuggled in this oversize chair chatting and sharing their phones.  Each time we walked past it was as if they had not moved.

Wanting to walk off our excellent pasta dinner we decided to check out the casino. As you can see I was having a good time.

I was doing really well. I kept going up and then down to my personal minimum but then would go up again.

It was fun and I could feel the stress of the day easing away.

We went home $129.00 richer.

Hopefully tomorrow things will sort themselves out and we can actually head back to Kelowna.  We shall all have to wait and see what the morning brings.  Wish us luck.

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6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Things are not working out as expected”

  1. Sally says:

    What in the world are you up to. The suspense continues.

  2. Sandy Matts says:

    I like reading mysteries especially forensic medical mysteries and this is what your blog seems to me the last couple days – a mystery of sorts. Waiting for the next chapter!

  3. Sandie says:

    Paperwork???? Still waiting.

  4. rae says:

    Your other readers are poor detectives. 😉

    Hope all goes well today. Can’t believe you’re so close to Haven.

  5. Shelagh says:

    I figured it was a new car or a trip to Mommio. Well it must be a new car. Have fun.

  6. Cat says:

    Good luck with the “things that were not ready for you.” 😉

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