Traveling With Girls…

What a fun way to travel. We had a very girly time everywhere we went. Once in a while a great guy would pop in either cooking for us, organizing something for us, taking photos for us, or getting his book signed by us. We know there are lots of guys out there that love to cook and do it well!

I’ve never flown in Canada before and I enjoyed the laid back security and fun flight attendants on Westjet.

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We are approaching summer fast and furious but there still is a lot of snow capped mountains in the Cascade Mountain Range. I was happy to get a glimpse of the Mighty Columbia River that flows close to where our son lives in Eastern Washington. He might have even been fishing in that river the day I flew by…

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I found out real quick that for Canadians Tim Horton’s is the place to stop for a coffee and snack. We girls really made a statement early on in our traveling as 4 out of the 6 of us ended up at the wrong gate in Calgary. When we finally realized it was boarding time and nothing was happening we found out our plane had boarded everyone but the 4 of us at a different gate and we high tailed it hoping they wouldn’t leave us behind! Oye! The gate agents said “you must be the Mennonite Girls Can Cook” didn’t you hear our pages for you? We laughed and said we hadn’t heard anything on the loud speakers in the wing we were sitting in. Onward and upward we went…


After we arrived in Winnipeg Betty, her daughter Alison, and Charlotte met us to take us to our first stop. We arrived at Charlotte’s home for a wonderful meal. Charlotte’s husband Tony made us his special Campers’ Stew from page 145 in our new cookbook. Delicious! We enjoyed all the lilacs that were in bloom in Winnipeg and Steinbach and we also saw lots of rhubarb plants. This one is Charlotte’s. From lunch we would head off to our lodgings for our nights in Manitoba. I’ll share about that soon.

Today Dear is at the airport waiting for the first leg of his flight to Marseille. I hope he’s at the right gate. He just called to say that they have been alerted about an impending strike at all French airports. Double oye! Now he’ll be checking at the airport in Chicago and London to see if he should continue on or book a flight right back home. Shhhh…don’t tell but I’m really hoping he has to turn around and come home…

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

10 thoughts on “Traveling With Girls…

  1. Oh…you have me smiling with your last line! Too funny….that we enjoyed Tim Horton’s and a gab session at the wrong gate and almost missed our flight. What great memories.

  2. Well if that’s what you’d really like, I’ll wish right along with you. Traveling with your friends sounds like the most fun way to travel…truly.

  3. It was so nice to meet you , Ellen! As I have read your blog and devotionals, and recipes, I imagined you would be a lovely person and you are…in fact , you all are so friendly and fun.

    • Thank you Millie. I was so happy to meet you, too. Thanks for coming out to meet us. It means a lot to us and so much more fun when a bloggy friend comes and we finally meet face to face!

  4. I’m still laughing at those airport times. Next time you’ll have to just wait for those at the back of the bus:) And…..I will have to keep a hand on my luggage. Hope your Dear has a safe trip.,

  5. I’m wondering how it turned out for your dear husband — I’m guessing that the long-haul flights were not affected, but mainly the short and medium flights, those within France and maybe bordering countries.

    I love following your travels with your fellow MG’s – and look forward to the next installment 🙂

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