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May 30, 2010 - Shop, Buy, Move!

In truth it could be a hell'va lot better morning, we delayed an extra month in the south just to avoid the very thing that's happening to us right now, yes it's the dreaded "S" four letter word, and no one doesn't need paper to finish the job. The weather guesser promised snow last night but dissolving in the rain today, small comfort as far as I'm concerned!, jeez, do we have to stay in Arizona all year to avoid the stuff! Had a quick visit with the grandkids and after being away for a few years I'm sure they were wondering who we were....

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May 23, 2010 - On the Ouimet Farm and a new house!

Maybe I should go back to calling this the Alberta Report in the interim as we are really not roving so much these days. We arrived back at the farm outside of Villeneuve last Monday afternoon having made the trek all the way from Calgary and killing several hundred bugs, man, must be a Canadian thing! It seems we arrived at the end of the glorious warm spell, from Monday on it's been rapidly going downhill, guess I forgot we were coming into a long week end, of course it turns cold, wet and windy! Matter of fact they're calling for -1°...

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Nov 25, 2009 - Nerves at a Mac

Well we are still in St.Albert and the nerves are at a Mac. Sheldon hasn't slept in two days and is grumpier than a black bear after waking up after a winter of hibernation. Alana's nerves are all over the map, trip of a life time, seeing her baby (Spence)its been almost 5 months, forgetting items, packing items, leaving items, taking items. Grandma is Multi tasking, cooking a x-mas dinner in Nov. Poppa is having a beer ( no stress ). Flight is tommorrow. -5 in St.Albert, plus 32 in Sydney. And you are asking WHY we are going?

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May 25, 2009 - Heading Out

Another week of visiting with friends for lunch and story telling. We had an afternoon with folks who we meet in Great Falls, who are from Edmonton and who also had a motorhome. They are selling their coach and going to rent a condo instead. We had a yummy lunch on a local golf course that was very empty because of the snow and cold. I was back to the dentist to get my new chompers. I was very weary because whether it is my glasses or my teeth they never seem right in the beginning. This time the teeth were good but I just have to get my...

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May 17, 2009 - Farm visit and geocaching

OK, where is the Spring!! We came back to Canada looking to enjoy the spring-like weather and what do we get .......SNOW and rain!! The weather has been dull and cool so doing anything outside has not been pleasant. I have been at the dentist to get “new chompers” so that takes multiple visits and I have just one more left. I thought about getting them in Mexico but was a little dubious but the cost would have been half the cost. But I choose to have them made in Canada instead . So I will have a big bright shiney new smile soon. Dale was...

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May 10, 2009 - Mothers Day

This is the end of a wonderful day and a fun week. We have been searching for a house, condo or townhouse while the market prices are relatively low. We are not sure what we want and if we want to live in it when we return after our adventures. Our realtor sent numerous suggestions with the parameters we gave him. The price, the location and the size. Each morning when we opened our computer there were several possible selections. Dale and I made our choices for those selections, eliminated some and then drove to our choices and looked at...

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May 3, 2009 - Still on The Farm

Well, I have no pictures this time because the camera has been MIA. As we began to look at a new carmera we were hoping that it would turn up.......luckly it did. After logging the lose with the RCMP, it was under the seat of the truck (not when I looked!!) Our hosts Marg and Ralph left for Great Falls for service on their 5th wheel. Dale did some work on their garage door, some wireing for the son of Marg. here on the farm. He also watered and fed the critters ( 2 dogs and 4 cats ). I on the other hand did geocaching!!! It is great to get...

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Apr 26, 2009 - On the Farm

The ear piercing and tatoos are all part of the farm life right, yes, if you're a cow!! the smell of burnt hair (branding) the bawling of the cows from the piercings of their ears with a tag and the kicking and commotion that happeneds when they are stick several needles, just when they thought it couldn't get any worse. It's all very interesting to this city gal like me. I went out the the pens just to have a look. I walked up very quietly and peered over the face to find 50 cows staring back at me. I'm sure they were saying "how did you...

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Apr 19, 2009 - Old Home Week

As we missed last Sunday in the milieu of arrival back to home land I guess I’d better make the effort to get out an update today. We arrived back in Alberta a week ago last Friday but didn’t get any further than Lethbridge partly because of weather and partially because friends that we were going to visit in High River weren’t home. Saturday we made it to Edmonton to join in on Easter dinner with Don & Linda, so that was the start of a hectic few days of visiting and catching up, which hasn’t ended yet. Lynz was next on the list and we...

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Mar 5, 2009 - WAS IT A DREAM

Funny as we left Salt Lake City and headed for Helena, Montana, we just watched the temp. drop and the snow fill the hills, but it was not to bad, and after all we had got rid of the shorts in Las Vegas, and our bodies were undergoing the freeze work up. We had no trouble at the border (which is strange, because after 10,000 miles we probably looked like we were on drugs), but got the usual-----Do you have GUNS? questions. Yea like, do you think I would waste my holiday money on guns, when there was other good stuff to buy. Anyway, sailed...

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El Camino a Mexico

Dec 26, 2008 - Leaving the COLD

We decided to leave a day early, as we heard a big storm could be coming from the west coast. So off early, hoping to make Great Falls, Montana if the roads are good. They were, by Alberta standards, some blowing snow but not for to many miles...................so all went well on Day ONE.

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El Camino a Mexico

Mar 25, 2008 - The Process Has Started!

The motor home is in production and will be ready at the end of May. We choose a Tifin, Phaeton 40' and will tow Dale's truck until we find something else in the US. We'll fly down to Huntsville, Alabama, to the factory to pick up the MH. There they have an area that the new home owners can stay and work out any kinks or have any service down by a crew that will come out and make any changes necessary. The plan is to take 5 days and to travel north St. Louis up to the border crossing at Manitoba (with papers in order!!) Visit Dale's family...

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