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Made it to Banff

sunny 75 °F

IMG_20150714_110210305.jpgIMG_201507..5903225_HDR.jpgThe truck was finished on Sunday late afternoon, we stowed our belongings, hitched up and left Vancouver. We only got a couple of hours down the road when we stopped for the night, but at least we got down the road.

A little about Dale’s adventures: we got a text about 9a.m. from the mechanic saying that work on our truck had started at 8:30am. After breakfast, Dale got a taxi and went to the shop. Dale was feeling like the mechanic didn’t know what he was doing and was quite anxious. Dale walked down the street and another mechanic appeared. That mechanic told Dale that he did help out the ones repairing our truck before but refused to do that any longer.

The mechanic ended up going to the shop and helping, bringing in proper tools and giving advice when needed. Dale also had to help with repairs.

Needless to say, we were a little concerned when we started out on Canada Hwy 1 to cross over the mountains but the truck ran fine. Not a drop leaked out.

We arrived in Banff late afternoon, got a campsite at Tunnel Mountain, changed clothes and rushed off to the Banff Springs Hotel for Tea. We arrived only to realize that the time had changed and it was an hour later so it was actually dinner time. We made a reservation for High Tea on Tues at 3pm.

With dinner in mind, we found Eddie’s Burger where we had Alberta grass-fed beef burgers. Yum.

Posted by Miss Chris 22:31 Archived in Canada Tagged banff camping outdoors family_travel grandkids_travel Comments (0)

Summer 2015 is Vacation Time

Planning another trip

Work has been all-consuming for so many months. But that will mostly be behind us now, at least very soon. I’ll try to write about working in Boston, saying goodbye to a friend one last time, and other stories. Maybe they will come out now. Sometimes it is too difficult to write in the middle of the experience.
For now Dale and I have been home for about 1-1/2 weeks. Dale has been working on getting the truck ready and now the RV ready for the long journey we are about to leave on. I’ve been working, what else do I do?

The plan is that we will pack up our 7-year old granddaughter, dog, chinchilla, us and leave Monday a.m. not to return until Aug 3rd and then only for a couple of days.

We will go north, where we thought it would be cooler but now hear that a heat wave will be sitting on the west coast. Oh well, at least we will be on vacation.

The plan is to head to wine country to pick up shipments of wine from various wine clubs, camp in Bend OR with family, Mt. St. Helens, Seattle, Vancouver, Banff, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Glacier National Park, hiking with grandkids and son(s) in the Sequoias, Petaluma for the fundraiser horse show then home for 2 days.

I’ve got the schedule into a spreadsheet but need to start planning food and maybe even campsites would be good to plan.

Posted by Miss Chris 07:48 Archived in USA Tagged banff camping rv family_travel glacier_national_park grandkids_travel bend_or Comments (0)

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