We're pretty excited!
And to make it even better, it seems that spring has finally sprung! They're calling for a high of 19C (66F) today. It'll probably be a little cooler two hours north of here, but still...it's heading in the right direction.
Yesterday, Jean took us for a good hike along the edge of the river near downtown. It was a nice day, and although our feet got a bit wet, we enjoyed the hike. We did 7.7 kms (4.8 miles), at a decent pace. We were due for some exercise.
Still quite a bit of snow in the bushes.
But exposed areas were more muddy and sloppy.
This railway bridge now has a walking platform alongside it.
Jean and Ruth looking at the weir that was built in 1936.
Walking across the railway bridge.
The view back at the city from the railway bridge.
The ice is breaking up.
Oh, after a few emails and phone calls with Olympus customer support, they have agreed to send us a new camera! We do have to pay the shipping charges to send the old camera back to them, but as soon as I call them and give them the tracking number from UPS, they will send out the new camera! Good news! So we will be without our camera for much of next week. That sucks, but I'm sure we'll make it through it.
Jean, Ruth, and Mark. We ended off the evening with a rousing game of Mexican Train.
And so we're off! Next post coming to you from Sturgeon Lake Regional Park!