We drove up to Jason's new condo in downtown Calgary and the excitement was building. We were all frantically grabbing bags from the car and running for the door. The elevator seem to take forever and then...we opened the door to his place and "WOWEE"....my littlest brother had moved from minimalist to metroman! I really couldn't believe my eyes. This was a guy who not too long ago took pride in being able to fit his life into a suitcase. Not only did his condo look amazing...couch, comfy chairs, TV, KITCHEN TABLE???, first aid kit, coffee, wine but he also....are you ready for this....cooked us dinner! I looked on in surprise as he pulled the salad from the fridge that he had made up and tossed in balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Ok, I was shocked!!
We had such a good visit. We watched the stampede fireworks from his balcony and played "Rock Band". Amelia on the drums, me singing, Graham and Alex on guitars. Man it was fun. Maybe our next dream will be the "Perry Band". We slept great and Jay had coffee and oatmeal for us. I told Jason he better be careful or we would stay for a week.
I couldn't help but think about once we leave in September, how long would it be until we see Jason again. It literally made me feel sick. This leaving family thing is going to be hard. I begged Jason to visit on the boat and laid the best guilt trip I could (you would be proud mom)!
This road trip is fun but saying goodbye sucks.