Yesterday, the Rancher, his mother and the Bag Lady took some cows to be sold at the auction held today. The auction mart where they took their cows is approximately an hour away, and they noticed on the drive that there was a large police presence on the highway. In that hour, they saw 4 police cars. This area has been plagued with accidents in the past few years, prompting the province to provide sheriffs to help police the highways. They were certainly on the job yesterday!
After they delivered their cows to the auction, they decided to have supper at a cafe in the little town close to the auction mart.
Lo and behold, there were 2 police cars pulled in there, and the officers were inside, having their supper. Shortly thereafter, 2 more police cars pulled in. One of the officers had to walk past the table where the Rancher et al were seated on his way to the restroom. When the officer came out of the washroom, he stopped at the table across the aisle to invite the little boy seated there to come out and have a look at his police car! The little boy was about 7 years old, and seemed quite excited. The officer told him to come and get him when he was ready to leave.
The little boy and his family left a few minutes before the Bag Lady and her family, so when she and her mother-in-law exited the restaurant, the policeman was just taking the handcuffs off the little boy! The boy seemed absolutely thrilled about the whole experience and the Bag Lady couldn't help but think what a good P.R move that was on that police officer's part!
The Bag Lady took a few photos on the trip, mostly to show her sister, Reb, who blogs over at Sibu Pegasus Power, how much the city has expanded since she was here last. Unfortunately, the photos aren't very good. If it had been dark, the lights would have shown up nicely.....
This was taken from the top of the hill (which, by the way, is nowhere near as high as it used to be - they cut it down quite drastically when they twinned the highway):
New intersection between Costco and the airport:
Here are some gulls taking flight from a field outside town:
Here's a little video clip of the new construction in town:
Sorry if this post is a little boring for everyone else.... the Bag Lady will try to have something more exciting tomorrow.