Well say the best laid plans...
It turns out that flooding in the Winnipeg area is basically an annual event. And hence there were no campgrounds to stay in, and no exploring of the city for us.
We continued on to Portage la Prairie and our reserved site at Walmart. Now this stop offered many pleasures which the Canadians will relate to - Tim Hortons and Boston Pizza!!
But the first colder days are intense after so many weeks in the warmth, and I didn't even have "long" pants with me! My mistake I know.
We headed along to Darrell and Shirley Hueser's acreage near Yorkton, SK. We had a blast visiting with these old friends. Old in every way; Shirley and I were grade school buddies and Don and Darrell "drinking" friends through school. Actually Darrell introduced Don and I to each other... so thanks Darrell!
Our plan was to pull through the old hometown, Tisdale, so we could visit with Don's family and show mom our new fifth wheel. So thankful to Don's sister Kathy for finding us a parking spot. NO Walmart and too early for a campground. Again we had great visits, but please the snow was so rude and unnecessary!
We also had a nice surprise as Lindsay and the boys came to visit Grandma. We really miss these kids when we are gone.
I rode home to Edmonton with Lindsay today, and we had a great time catching up. I am sure the driver was a bit lonely, or perhaps he enjoyed the silence?
The next month will pass quickly, chock full of visiting, catching up, yard work, year end, etc. I'm already exhausted.
But don't worry - we have already planned the next adventure. Stay tuned...