This morning I went out to the RC airfield and established supremacy of the skies. When I got home late, instead of chores I took the dogs out for a long walk and questioned some local seniors about their suspicious activities. Oh, they all played the innocent... but I know better. We will be watching them all very closely and if they should take the merest step off the straight and narrow path of righteousness - me and my crime fighting K9's will be there to intercept and restore law and order!
After that I had a full slate of chores for the day. I was going to wash the bike and then the Dogmobile and then do some painting and yard work. I got the bike out and headed for the car wash but took a wrong turn...and then another one..and then another...and the next thing I knew I was out in the country headed to parts unknown! A long drive later I was deep in Alberta's Koobasaw Country - by Mundare.
It was awesome. The place was as quiet as a ghost town. I pulled off and parked on main street to savour the day and noticed this sullen old prick staring out the window at me. The guy obviously had a serious attitude problem with his staring - so I stomped over and started giving him the very hell of it!!!
15 minutes later I realized I was arguing with my reflection in a window! HAR HAR HAR! Used to have a budgie that would do that...
Mundare is the biggest koobasaw capital of the world. That is a statue of a giant roll of sausage but I think it looks like a couple of wrinkly old dinks. I suspect Uncle Bob and possibly Wirecutter posed for the artist. Yeecchchcht - now I want to wash my mind out with soap!
Spring is finally here; this tree was just filled with friendly bumble bees doing their thing. All the trees on main street were in bloom - and not a soul was around. I sat and soaked up the peace and quiet of small town Alberta. It's been over a year since I last did this.
This is some kind of church from one of the Soviet bloc countries - I think it's Ukranian. When the original church was built in the early part of the last century Canada's prime minister, Sir Wilfred Laurier - stopped in to check it out. I've never seen a bell tower like that - I suspect it can play tunes when run by a skilled musician.
At this point I realized I was wool-gathering and lit out for home - now about 85 clicks behind me. Another wrong turn on the Tofield Road offered up this gem:
The abandoned Ross Creek cemetery
So...it's been a mighty fine day! I had to be somewhere, I suppose - and I dunno if I got there or not...but I'm glad I went!