April 3 - out for another walk/run, over to Crescent Park, a lovely park in downtown MJ, geese in the stream, the Natatorium pool where we used to swim, the library & art gallery & lots of trails. Cool but clear morning. In the afternoon we go to Vina Thiele's and visit her & Lynne, who is here for 2 weeks, so its nice to see someone from PEI again & catch up on some news. Plans for the summer are already formulating! It is colder out this afternoon, so tea tastes good! Lynne & I go to do some shopping in downtown MJ, looking for shoes for the party on Sat.
Gerry takes the RV to Constable's Service Station to have the oil changed. The Constable's are family friends & a 3rd generation of sons are now working there. G is advised to make his apointment for 4:30 or so, as the drinks come out at 5. Wade & Ryan join for this activity, after work, life is tough. I am back to Wade & Donna for a drink with Donna when she returns from her trip, still with beer left in her cooler!! Then its off to Ryan & Pat's for dinner with them & their friends Wayne & Dorothy. Ryan barbecues up some honkin big steaks, Pat does baby potatoes & carrots, another big burp! They have all been in Cuba for a week, at Coco Beach, so are well tanned. Penny, Alexis & Trista are also over, so great to visit with all!!
April 4 - time for a haircut from the young Victoria at Nadine's, an entertaining stylist who cuts good too! Gerry's walk takes him past the Casino, he drops in & recoups his losses from North Battleford, sweet revenge! In the late afternoon we go to Virginia Pickard's (family friend from Crane Valley) for drinks, also Cal & Betty Koehler arrive, so great reunion. Then off to Cordova's Bistro for dinner with the family. Food is good, lots of pastas & Italian chicken dishes are consumed! Ryan, Pat, Wade, Gerry & I drop in for a visit at the Nagel's, before the big party on Sat. Martin, Bernie & Ruth are there, so it is great to catch up with the latest happenings of the family.
Thurs. April 5 - shopping needs rule today, then off to Penny's to play with Alexis & Trista. The games & books come out, 2 busy little girls! Then we are outside at the play area & Gypsy the horse comes over looking for a treat. It is a very cold wind outside, so playing out is short lived. Penny makes dinner & when Dean comes in we stay for port tenderloin, taters, beans & salad. Gerry & Ryan have plans to go to poker night that Wade has organized with a bunch of friends - Texas Hold'em. Pat gives G a quick lesson before his initiation. Then we meet Lynne at the Casino & I am the lucky one tonight. After an hour or so we walk out into the bitter cold night & go bar hopping to Bobby's, the Royal, Nickels, all too noisy for us old folks, so we settle in at Hopkins House for snacks & drinks where we can visit.