|Westbound on Highway 16 - The Yellowhead Highway in Alberta|
Note: you can click on any photo to enlarge the viewSUNDAY:
With all the work completed on Deni/Courtney/Owen's deck and hanging doors in the newly renovated basement, I cleaned up, stored my tools in our truck then went to visit my sister, her daughter and grandson, for a couple of hours before returning to Deni's home for a nice outdoor barbecue and early to bed.
Awake at 3:15 a.m, Alberta time (2:15 am Pacific coastal time), it was very early but I felt rested. I got up, packed my suitcase and silently sneaked out of Deni and Courtney's home. I remembered to take the lunch Courtney had packed for my road trip, locked the door and, by 3:35 am (Alberta time), I was out of their driveway and on my way. We had said our good byes before calling it a night because they knew that if I did wake up early, I would likely be gone. That is what happened.
|Hinton, Alberta - my first stop to top up with cheap Alberta fuel before driving through Jasper National Park and into British Columbia.|
|In Jasper National Park - the start of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.|
Traffic was hardly evident for the first five hours of my drive. That proved beneficial for the several stops I did make to observe some of the wildlife one can often see driving through these parts of Alberta and British Columbia.
|Couple of Elk grazing along side the highway|
|A young bull Elk ignoring me as he grazed|
It was a perfect day for a drive through the mountains. Traffic was surprising lighter than I would have expected. That will change once families begin their summer holidays.
I backed into our driveway at precisely 2:15 pm, Monday afternoon. It was an 11 hr. & 40 minute drive.
|Happy little fella he is......!|
|Deck built and completed|
|One of several doors that were trimmed, leveled and installed...|
|Even got the new battery installed in Deni's quad and got to run up and down the alley.....|
|The new shingle roof on this rental property was completed....and the garage was finished on Monday.|
|I even mowed Deni and Courtney's lawn.....|
|Easton is waiting along the parade route for the big fire engines to come by.|
|Trevor's mom, Sandi is holding Easton when he sees the first fire truck roll by...... No daddy though....!|
|Wowwy......the really big fire truck came rolling by....and, shortly thereafter, dad, Trevor, showed up to surprise Easton.|
|'That is my daddy....."|
|Jeanette is holding Brie while Trevor poses with Easton.|
|One of the many things Easton enjoys at our home.|
|Shopping with his Nana at the local grocery outlet....|
|Fun in the park.....|
|Enjoying some watermelon......|
|Keeping Brie entertained.....|
|Figuring stuff out....with Brie wondering what Easton is up to....|
And that covers the past couple of days. Time is rolling by so fast. It is hard to believe that July is just around the corner. It's hard to believe that we rolled back home, from our winter US southwest haunts, this past April 9th. Given our busy agenda, it's hard to find any reason to be bored with life.
|Our beautiful Dogwood tree still holds it blooms after so many weeks.|
That brings this blog post to a close. It is nice to be back at home and we'll report on future activities in the days ahead.
Thanks for dropping in.