To describe the midsummer day as sweltering would be an understatement. The thermometer had soared past 35° C shortly after noon. At 5:30 p.m. I’m slouched in one of two big wicker chairs on the porch of a 100-year-old log cabin.
A warm autumn day is made for exploring the back roads, enjoying a little wine on a patio overlooking the South Saskatchewan River, and spending the evening soaking in hot mineral springs.
I love a strong cup of Dark French roast to start the day, especially when I’m travelling. That first sip of Joe breathes an air of familiarity into whatever corner of the world that you might find yourself.
A broken spoke can really wreck your day. That’s why there are sag wagon drivers. On GASP 2013, the rain couldn’t dampen spirits.
Saskatchewan has a long tradition of spending summer at the beach. Manitou Beach, with its “healing waters”, was popular resort in its heyday, as famous as Banff or Jasper, drawing huge crowds from around the world.
I really enjoyed that warm September day in 2011 when we found that cookbook at Crawford’s Used Books, in Perdue, 60 km west of Saskatoon.