Trip Start Nov 02, 2006
Trip End Apr 30, 2007

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Hey folks, just a quick little note about something else that happened when we were in Uruguay....

Aaron has a Saskatchewan Roughrider T-shirt in his wardrobe rotation, and it makes an appearance about every 4 days or so.... He happened to be wearing said shirt on our first day in Colonia and, as we walking back to our hostel an afternoon of checking out the historic center of the city, we heard a voice frantically shouting (in heavily accented English) "Skatcheeewan!!!  Skatcheeewan!!!".  We turned around and this big bubbly french man jumped up from his café table to greet us.   "We were there!" "We were there!" he said, pointing to Aaron´s shirt and beaming in a most surprising (and heart-warming) way.  His two friends were equally happy and enthusiastic about meeting us -- although they didn´t jump up from the table like he had. 

The man, from France we later found out, had been in Saskatchewan last summer to visit a friend and had LOVED our province.  Embarrassingly, I´m not even sure which little town he had visited (I didn´t recognize the name of it), but he told us a story about buying honey from a farmers market.... which apparently went over very well.  He was so happy to see us and kept shaking our hands and grinning at us that it was fantastic.... and weird...but really surprising and wonderful! 

So anyhow, KUDOS to you Saskatchewan, you´ve left a good impression!!!
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jsgraham on

There is a new campaign put out recently by the Sask. government that is simply the word Saskatchewan followed by an exclamation mark. It is promoting the province. Apparently, Aaron is part of the advance team - working the southern hemisphere. Lorne Calvert was just trying to attract attention in western Canada! Way to go you two - I'm sure the Sask. government will want you on their payroll!
Isn't that the second time someone has noticed you are from Sask.? The first being Kendra's tiger lily tattoo. Go figure!
Love Mom/ Joddy

kendranaaron on

Re: Saskatchewan!
It was actually the third time... We were noticed by a couple in Recoletta Cemetary, Buenos Aires, due (again) to Aaron´s Roughrider shirt.

jaret on

Saskatchewan shirt
The rotation sked must have changed, because in Roatan, I saw that shirt every other day :)
Hope you guys are having fun!!

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