So we fast forward to the next morning and it was off for breakfast at the place Natacha had recommended - the oldf fashioned Quaker Diner just around the corner where I had a really good bacon, egg and cheese bunwich.
All fueled up I then started walking to the start point of the 10km walk - Natacha and Mike had kindly mapped out a route for me to follow to catch up with the route near Elizabeth park. After about a 40 minute walk I reached the park and sat down by the water and had a rest as it was starting to warm up.
I walked around Elizabeth Park which was just lovely even if I couldn't find a damn toilet!!!
|The majority of the roses were a bit past their "sell by" date but to this Spring deprived Saskatchewanian they were beautiful!|
After leaving the park I came across this board on someone's lawn -"Be Kind" was my contritibution.
Then it was on to the State Capital - there was major construction going on but a friendly cop helped me cross the very busy road to the park in front of the capital building. And yay, being a Monday the building was open so I was able to go inside and have a snoop around. I had just missed the tour but that was okay - I prefer to look around on my own sometime with a brochure. I mean let's face it - they give you all this information which you promptly forget anyway. However one thing did stay with me from that brochure...more on that in a bit.
|The building was completed in 1878 and was the third state capital building since the American Revolution|
|Very ornate - without the dome it could be a castle.|
|A true heroine - read below.|
|Fountain on the grounds of Bushnell Park in front of the State Capital.|
|What? I know I walked a lot but how did I end up in Germany? This is the Soldiers and Sailors memorial (Civil War) which was completed in 1886. Beautiful! I am only showing you the top as the bottom was covered with scaffolding.|
|Yes, a New Orleans style eatery - I am obsessed I know!|
|Vegetarians look away quickly!!! Pulled pork, beef brisket, coleslaw, red beans & rice & corn bread. Oooee!! Need I add I couldn't finish it.|
Oh boy was it good...
To be continued....