saskatchewan>alberta

After leaving Saskatoon, we drove a couple hours to Neilburg where we did a 30 minute stop at Lars&Shari. Only Lars was working so we saw Shari and new baby Skylar Grace and we had a fun time catching up. We stopped in Wainwright, Alberta, for the night at a little dinky RV park. A thunderstorm came through while we were out riding bike so that was terrifying but we got back to the bus and made coffee and sat in the dark and watched the lightning so it turned out okay.

We had a relaxing day Friday. We stopped in Camrose and did laundry before driving down to Grandpa Gary & Grandma Cathy’s out at the lake. We got there mid afternoon and Uncle Brydons family pulled up in time for supper as well. Saturday the kids swam with Morgan and Uncle Brydon and Grandma, Auntie Lane and I chatted at the house. Such a fun day.. Uncle Brydons had to head back to Edmonton later in the afternoon and Uncle Jared arrived. Morgan and I made plans and drove to Edberg for supper to Andrew&Brittney. What a delightful evening. Jon&Carolee were there as well and we had yum food and conversation and a crackly fire. A top evening for sure. We spent Sunday with Grandpa’s and Jared, relaxing and catching up with cousins and uncles and aunties who stopped in.

Monday morning we left and drove to Linden, another very important stop. We parked at Gene&VJs and did a lot of catching up and hanging out. Had supper at the field with them and Dalin&Shirley Monday eve, and then Mama and Rosie (VJs mom and sis) came for toast and hot tea around the fire. We are teaching with Rosie this year in Enderby so Morgan finally got to meet her.

Tuesday morning VJ gave me an aromatouch massage and in the afternoon I was with Cecily. I mostly gave her baby name suggestions while Morgan brought us drinks. Then Zachs and Davons and Brian Baerg and Rosie came for supper to Gene’s and we sang and played games and I had bits of conversation to catch up with all of them.

We left Genes at 6 yesterday morning. I was still in bed, obviously. Morgan drove us to Canmore where we stopped at Rocky Mountain Bagel Co. to eat breakfast since itd been recommended to us by Eric&Abby clear back when we were in Manitoba. We were not disappointed. The mountains on our drive also didn’t disappoint. Like I wanted to just spend all day looking up but at some point we had to keep driving. We picked up a hitchiker somewhere between Radium and Golden and hauled him for aways. A nice man from Quebec who chatted and was quite interesting.

Our bus cruised along so well over the passes that we got farther than we intended. We stopped and had a swim in some hot springs in the eve and then grilled steaks and potatoes for supper. Grandma Cathy had given us fresh cukes so we made tomato cucumber salad, and Auntie Connie had given us fresh BC peaches that we had with brownies while we watched the sunset on the mountains and contemplated the fact that our journey is almost over. We have been on the road almost two months and it’s bittersweet to know we’ll be in Enderby today. Yes today! We can’t wait to see everything. We are dropping the bus off tonight and borrowing a vehicle for us to drive down to Seattle tomorrow. Canaan&Tara are driving our Jeep up and meeting us Saturday so we are excited to see them and also hang out in Seattle abit. Please pray we can get our Cvid tests back, and both vehicles back across okay. Once that’s done we will be relieved to have our school stuff and able to focus on school, I think.

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