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Driving Miss Donna - what does this mean? Whenever I want to go somewhere, if Don is home he will usually drive. He always says he is driving miss Donna! This blog is for our travels, usually with our truck and fifth wheel trailer, but sometimes in our other wheels. When we are not vacationing check in for updates, although less frequent, about our life at home and our wonderful family:)

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas

Hi everyone. We hope you had a fantastic day with family and friends! Although we have a small family we had a house full. Lots of food that will go on for days.

Om Monday we are headed to Saskatchewan for a few days to say hi to everyone, but will be home on Friday.

All the best in 2010.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy & Lindsay Stecyk!

Well we are home from Vegas. What a great trip and wedding it was! And kind of sad to see our youngest daughter married. Not only is it a new stage for her, but for us as well. Even though Lindsay had already moved away, the wedding made it all very final. But we can ask for no more than that both daughters have fabulous husbands, and wish many years of happiness for all of them.

Our trip to Vegas started a little shaky, but smoothed out soon. We left at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday November 24 and made it one hour down the road when we had a flat tire. Unfortunately because we were on Hwy 2 and driving along guard rail, by the time we could safely stop the tire was done. So on went the donut spare, and the search for a new tire began. Make sure when you buy a car that you either have a full size spare or don't have low profile 18" EXPENSIVE tires. Repeat after me I love my car! Anyway - we ended up driving home, unloading the fully packed car into the truck, and Dodge truck saves the day! Off we head again.

We arrived in Lethbridge and had a quick drink with our friends Ron & Bev who were travelling to the wedding the rest of the way with us.

Wednesday was a long day with a few fuel stops for us and the vehicles, then overnight in Provo, just south of Salt Lake City.

With a short drive on Thursday, we were in Vegas early. After checking into our rooms and a nice dinner, Don and I headed to the airport to get the bride and groom.

Friday was a fun day. Lindsay had her hair and makeup trials, and the evening was spent on Freemont Street watching the light show.

We stayed at Planet Hollywood this trip, and the hotel was beautiful, as well as having the Miracle Mile Shops. Imagine a mall in your hotel. Fabulous. Now I understand the tourist attraction of West Edmonton Mall! Saturday night the guys and girls all split to enjoy the stag and stagette. Fun for all!
Sunday was a family day with the rehearsal and family supper. If you ever have a chance to dine at PF Changs, do so. Superb service and food, as well as very reasonable prices.

Monday I was up bright and early for my hair and makeup. Took Lindsay her breakfast, but was a little early and woke her up. The morning flew by and before we knew it the bridal party was loading into the limo for photos.

What a stunning bride Lindsay was! And every detail of her wedding was fine tuned and went off without a hitch. Her months of planning made for a very enjoyable day.

The pictures say it all.

The rest of our holiday was spent much the same way, visiting with the kids, hanging with the grand kids, and visiting our friends and family who came to Vegas. Shopping was a key recreation as well. Don out on many miles acting as taxi/chauffeur. Always appreciated!

We left on Thursday morning. t was kind of sad, knowing that Lindsay and Jeremy were staying behind and headed home to Ft Mac. Won't see them now until Christmas Eve. The trip home was okay until we got to Hanna area, then the reported Alberta storm had set in. Glad to have the truck at this time!

Special times of the vacation, besides the glorious wedding was visiting with our friends, Ron and Bev, Darrell and Shirley and Brenda. Don's sister was the star, travelling to the wedding and helping so much with all those little details, including helping with the kids. We had a nice day with my brother Warren and his wife Cherie. They are down south for the winter and started their holiday in Vegas for the wedding. And last - our son in law Cal, for being a super dad and husband and hanging out for a lot of the time with his kids in the hotel, so that Tracy could enjoy her sisters wedding as well.

We have a great little family, girls and their husbands, although we are tiny! Christmas will have us all together again - can't wait!

Take care. Don and I are home until early April, when we are hoping to catch 3 weeks on the Oregon coast.

Have a great Christmas season everyone!