My week off is over. I am actually glad to be back into a normal routine. It was relaxing, but I actually got bored, my own fault of course.
My trip to Calgary on Friday was productive. I left around 11AM and dropped the dogs off at the pet resort for a one-night stay. They happily went in, which is good to see – I do believe they like it there.
The trek north was uneventful which is how all trips should be. The weather was nice, warm, for this time of year, nearly 10C. I stopped at Costco in Okotoks. Gas was 90 cents a litre, filled up. I went in to get dog food and chicken treats for the dogs. Well, as I am heading for the check-outs, there was a large Traeger grill display and a couple of Traeger reps. They normally don’t sell Traeger grills at Costco, just the accessories, this was a factory direct thing.
I ended up buying myself a Traeger, I have been looking for a number of months and I saved a lot of money buying one on Friday. I got some free add-ons when he thought I was going to walk away without buying, so I am happy. It did sort of derail the shopping in Calgary I had planned to do, but what the hell. I now have the grill/smoker that I wanted and got it for a great price.
I spent part of the afternoon in the Calgary office, saw some co-workers I normally don’t see so it was a good afternoon.
Dinner was at Mina’s Brazilian Steakhouse in downtown Calgary. It was a great venue and the food was pretty darn good as well. It was not the best Brazilian place I have been to in Calgary but it was an 8/10 all in all. None of us left hungry and it didn’t cost me a dime since this was the result of the Astros beating the Yankees in the ALCS.
I spent the night in Calgary. Driving home after a Meat Coma meal, at night (for 2.5 hours) at this time of year can sometimes not be fun. I left Calgary around 8am on Saturday, retrieved my dogs and had a relaxing rest of the weekend.
Back to work today and I am glad to be back into a normal routine, until the Christmas break I guess anyway. Have a good week.