Aaaaaand we are back at it 🙂
Driving and enjoying the funny scenery and life of being on the road.
We got a late start after enjoying a lovely *coughs “nope”* sleep in a cardboard castle. Mom duties won out there as it was the last place I wanted to sleep.
In I went though… then Max and Jedi joined us. The cat wanted no part of it.
In the morning Sav and Uncle Gary tore it down and I packed up the RV. Then Aunt Tania was sweet and watched Pitch Perfect 2 with Sav as I showered and continued to clean etc. Then we went for Mucho Burrito again.. Sav got a mucho one and finished it again within hrs. Nearly finishing it in the first sitting.
We drove to St Alberts for Costco gas at 87.9 and some fruit and veggies.
We saw beaver dams, cows, oil pumpjacks and magpies. We saw old barns and buildings which I find sweet, romantic and curious all at the same time. We passed trains. I explained my snowglobe prairie thoughts. We pulled over many times for the dog.
We skipped Elk Island as it would have maybe been tough in an RV. We opted to drive to the next on the Parks Canada App list: Frog lake national historic site. Without really knowing much about it, aside from the name and a quick glance at a few first nations mentions. We headed East to check it out and drove accordingly as it was mostly on the way.
Many hours later, down a very bad road that I thought we’d loose a tire on for sure. Turns out it was the site of a massacre. We didn’t get there until almost 8:30pm. We read the Stone Cairn. Checked out the grave markers the started to get chewed on by the local wildlife. Mosquitos. Fun. So we ran the 340m information board loop, taking pictures of them all to read. There was one statinf “Who’s to blame” I thinkI saw which means there was much more to the story than just the killings. We jogged back to the RV and headed to Llyodminster on the Alberta/Saskatchewan border.
We pulled up here about 9:45pm. We scampered inside to quickly grab some things.
I walked our drugged up sick (and expensive) mix-breed dog. He’s getting better after four days of heavy drug prescriptions but nowhere near better yet.
Ohhh and somewhere in there a semi truck driver tossed something out the window. Timing wise it was phenomenal… for my lovely vent window sadly it was not. A rock seems unlikely to have hit only that one and nothing else as it’s in more than the mirror and smaller than the main door window. Whatever he tossed cause the window to shatter instantly while driving at about 80km. Luckily I was talking with Sav and my face was turned slightly but I wore a lot of glass till we could pull over.
We laughed about it, because what else can you do really. I tapped it up and iff we drove.