Our ritual here in Gold Canyon is that on Sunday mornings we bike to Basha’s grocery store and buy the New York Times. The paper and accompanying magazine provide hours of excellent reading. Dave has been doing the New York Times crossword puzzle every weekend for nearly forty years and so that’s another motivation for buying the paper.
Then we head on over to a local coffee shop where we buy coffee and breakfast, usually porridge for me and a breakfast bagel for Dave and we sit in the sunshine for a couple hours reading and puzzling.Last Sunday was the final time for this ritual however, since by this coming Sunday we’ll be heading home to Winnipeg.
Our Sunday mornings here remind me of our Sunday mornings in Hong Kong which we spent at a place called Pacific Coffee where I read the South China Morning Post while Dave did the crossword. Our Hong Kong church congregation met in the evenings so our Sunday mornings were always free.
I’m looking forward to renewing our weekend breakfast tradition in Winnipeg. On Saturday morning at 9 we walk on over to the Free Press Cafe in our neighborhood where we enjoy coffee – share a breakfast special plate and get a free paper which contains The New York Times Crossword puzzle. Then we puzzle and read for an hour or so unless we are joined by friends.
Sunday mornings in Winnipeg find us at services at Bethel Mennonite Church and I’m looking forward to getting back to that too.
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