Sunday, January 21, 2007

A Saskatchewanian at Heart

In just a few short days I'll be heading to Regina, home of the Roughriders, cheap slushies, and the Sears clearance store! I lived in Regina for about 8 years while I went to bible college (no, i didn't spend all 8 years going to school...just 5). I also did a year of massage school there, worked in a massage/reflexology/tanning/fitness shop, worked at the Sears call centre, and then eventually worked at CBC (where I went to school) as a receptionist. I went to a great church there (Rosewood Park Church), where I was able to be involved in an awesome kids ministry program and made many great friends. My favourite restaurants are Viet Thai and East India House. Regina has a collection of the best coffee houses that I've ever been to (hope they're still around!) including Roca Jack's, Khafon, Stone's Throw, and 13th Ave Coffee House. On a Saturday off, I used to love strolling down 13th avenue and going into some eclectic little shops with off the wall knick knacks. I remember breaking out in the "Casino Regina" song every time we passed the casino, and on a hot summer day going to Milky Way for the best ice cream on the planet. These are just a few of my favourite memories of Regina. When I left Regina to come to Sylvan Lake, I did not miss it one bit. But after a year, I finally started getting a little homesick! I've only been back once or twice since I moved back to Alberta, but when I'm there, I'm in such familiar surroundings...and I feel comfortable. I'll be spending a week there, from Wed to next Tues, and although I have a wedding to attend (woot woot, Kelle!) and will be visiting with some friends old and new :) , I really want to make an effort this time to enjoy my surroundings, visit some of my favourite places, and remember the city that was my home for those 8 years.

Please note: I am extremely embarassed to say that although I have been to a Pats game, I have never been to a Riders game...the shame!

7 comments:

Des said...

Are you going to wear your hair all curly for the wedding? Tip: it looked great at Moxies!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Kelly!
Can't wait to have you come for a visit! I'm looking forward to catching up. See you Wednesday!

Stacy

dags said...

yep, i think i'll do my hair curly...just for something different :) i wish my hair just went like that naturally, but instead i have to contend with out of control waves and frizzies. doh! and i can't wait to see you too stacy!

T said...

I hope you have a GREAT time...can't wait to hear all about those your time with 'friends' upon your return!!!

And don't feel ashamed cause you never went to a Riders game...I did go (with the office!) and talked with Lisa Kelly through every game. Now that's shameful!

shinbone #4 said...

when do you go?? Believe it or not, Joy and I are headed there with wanita on Tuesday... coming back Friday. Maybe we'll pass each other on the road?? who'd a thunk huh??

kelle said...

Looking forward to seeing you!!! See you Thursday!

Swoosh said...

Well, I guess that it's ok to miss Saskatewan. I have never lived anywhere else for more than two years except this area, so I am impressed that you've racked up so many years there!