IMG_5012_4_1We have no idea which leprechauns are responsible, but from what I have read, they rather like to live up to their reputation as wee tricksters.  One such example is making my digital bedroom clock ‘race’.  Yes, you can make time go faster!  I set the alarm for 7:00 AM last night in order to be back on the trail to Edmonton in good time.
 

 

 

 

The frickin’ alarm went off at 2:30 AM! But the clock read 7:00. Figure that one out.  No amount of fresh air and stream gurgles were going to soothe the beast in my breast at that moment.

 

The reasonable hour of 7:30 A.M. brings morning mists, sunrise, wild flowers and a reasonable hour to again put me in the shutterbug mood.

 This shot was taken right outside the RV door.  What a view!

Morning Mountain Mist 2_14_1

 

A quick smoothie for morning chow and off we set through rain and highway construction to Calgary then north to Edmonton. 

 

I spend the drive writing this blog and working on ‘The Book’.

 

Setting up camp at the Flying J Truck Stop on Hwy 16 in North Edmonton, we settle in and can’t wait to call our son Dan to say howdy. The evening is full of catching up and hugs all ‘round including all three four-legged, furry people.

 

We mosey on over to the Wal-Mart camping lot the next morning ‘cause it’s only a two block trot to Dan’s home.  Dave & Val Fiddy, from the ‘ol Air Force days in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, come on over for several hours of remembrances, belly laughs and wonderful camaraderie. We were all busy having babies during those days and of course those babies have now had babies. It’s a sunny day in Edmonton and so much cooler than the swelter smelter at home.

Dan the Solomon Hugger

Dan the Solomon Hugger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dave the cat 'hater'

Dave the cat 'hater'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Being in true cattle country has us hankerin’  for one of Alberta Beef’s best steaks for dinner, which we found. Drool!

 

 

 

Full of happy feelings and great eat’ns it’s time to catch some shuteye.

 

Val the Dog Lover

Val the Dog Lover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following morn, a visit with Dan’s new kitty ‘Spook.’

Dan the Cat 'Spook' Hugger

Dan the Cat 'Spook' Hugger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re invited to a hoedown!  We move the ‘bus’ to Kevin’s diggins (Kev & Dan have been best buds since age 12) which is a large piece of property outside of the city set among stands of Birch and Poplar trees.  The outdoor stage has been set up, killer sound system that could blow those trees over, laser show, DJ and live band all ready to go. 

 

Laura & Taylor Rock it Out!

Laura & Taylor Rock it Out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cowboys Discussin' the 'Hawgs'

Cowboys Discussin' the 'Hawgs'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many people, campers, motorcycles, cars arriving.  Bonfire roars to life after dark, music and laser show in full swing.  Good food, good company, good libations, great music and a grrrreat time.

 

Just TRY to Come Between Me & My Beer!

Just TRY to Come Between Me & My Beer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin Applauding His Bonfire

Kevin Applauding His Bonfire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smokin' Lasers

Smokin' Lasers

 

 

 

We say a reluctant adios after midnight aiming for an early start in the morning.  It’s been a great visit with son Dan and his friends

Yaaaawn, time for the ol’ bedroll.

 

Cheers!

Lynn Signature.lnkPS Be sure to give some feedback with your comments. Sure ‘preciate it!

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