From our son's home to our home, we clocked 1,230 kilometres (702 miles) door to door. The one day motorcycle ride with my nephew added 850 kilometres (510 miles) to the two wheel log book.
On Sunday, Jeanette had planned to drive 90 minutes from Edmonton to the Town of Two Hills to pick up her mom and take her to St. Albert - a suburb of Edmonton - to visit with an aunt who was in hospital. Following the visit, they came over to Deni and Courtney's home for the afternoon and for dinner. Later that evening, Jeanette and Deni drove Mary back to her long term care facility, then back to Edmonton. Although a long day....it was a most worthwhile one for Jeanette's mom......and us too!
|Deni is showing his grandmother the little garden that he and Courtney planted.|
|Mary shared a few little gifts with Deni and Courtney. Courtney was dressed to leave for he nursing shift at the trauma centre at the Royal Alexandra hospital.|
|'Perishke'....the little Ukrainian buns that are so scrumptious!|
|Deni and Courtney in their kitchen...|
|Deni showed his grandmother the work that had been completed before the renovation begins in earnest in their basement.|
|Driving west on the Whitemud Freeway in Edmonton, early on Monday morning, as we made our way west towards the Yellowhead Highway 16 West.|
|On the Anthony Henday freeway....making sure to exit for Jasper Park National park.....|
|Approaching Jasper National Park in western Alberta.|
|Beautiful landscape in Jasper National Park.|
|Tourists are attracted to the wildlife along the parkway.|
|Another view of a shallow lake in the park.|
|Moose Lake - to the left - shortly before we crossed from the Province of Alberta into British Columbia.|
|The impressive Thompson River that skirts Highway 5 south....toward the city of Kamloops, in the BC Okanagan Interior.|
|This scene was taken on our descent into the BC interior town of Merritt - while on the Coquihalla Highway. Merritt is in the Nicola ranching valley.|
We backed the motorcycle trailer near the garage and unhitched. Our travel bags were brought into the house - along with a few other things - but the rest of the stuff (motorcycle too) stayed locked inside the trailer. That work was left for today. After this blog is posted, I will empty the trailer and begin the clean up process.
It was a good trip to Edmonton - and the other Province of Alberta places we visited - but it is good to be back.
I just found out that our good friend and golfing buddy - a retired RCMP officer (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) and most recent fraud and security expert for Canada Safeway - Don Brost - passed away while we were away. We will celebrate his life in earnest at his memorial this Friday afternoon, in White Rock, BC. He was 65 years young. Don had dealt with heart issues for many, many years. Another really good fella gone!
Onwards and forwards.
Thanks for dropping by.