It’s still dark, but actually very warm outside this morning. When I say morning, it’s very early, only 4:25AM. The kitties followed me downstairs and did a drive-by snacking. Now, I’m thinking they’ve gone back to bed because the house is very still and quiet. It’s Alys’s last day here in Edmonton and I can’t sleep. I awoke a bit ago and started to think about our visit together. It’s gone way too fast, there’s a list of places I wanted to share but the day’s never seemed generous enough. When our visits are months apart, there’s always a lot to see, do and talk about. Since this was Alys’s first time in Edmonton, some of the fun included:
Indulging at The Duchess Bakery
Walking on glass at The Glacier Skywalk in Jasper National Park
Lunch on the patio at Jasper Park Lodge
A special boarder plant at Greenland Garden Center
A look-see at The Strathcona Antique Market
A visit to The MacDonald Hotel for lunch
Cinema excursion to see Star Trek Beyond
Saturday in the sunshine at The Downtown Farmers Market
Shopping at my favourite store, The Urban Scrapbook
Lunch at the historical Selkirk Hotel at Fort Edmonton Park
Pickle soup at The Continental Treat
Yesterday, after being out in the sun all day, we took a nap together. Me on a the love-seat and Alys, curled up on some pillows a top the shag rug with the kitties tucked in here and there. (Sorry hon, it didn’t look super comfy). I opened my eye’s once and smiled. It seems, when you enjoy each others company, even napping is lovely. It’s all been lovely. Look!
We got in a Skype with some of our dearest friends too. You might remember us all from our Washington, DC trip. It’s been a year and a half already.
It feels like forever-ago. Time spent together is excelerated, while time apart goes by so slow. Is there a rip in the time/space continuum? Or maybe, that’s how beautiful friendships go.