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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:)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

September Long Weekend

Our September holiday starts officially today!  We are off for what has become the traditional September family weekend in Jasper.  Sadly for us, not them, Lindsay and Jeremy are in Greece.  Also we typically have Erica and Dion along and they are in Regina.

We arrived in Jasper with enough time to have supper and hang out with Emerson before she headed to bed.  I bought the most awesome Cars sticker book at Costco and Blake and I had fun with that.  The weather was great and we took advantage and had a campfire as well.  It must have been nice out as I even stayed around the fire which doesn’t happen often.

On Saturday we headed out on a road trip to see some sights and walk around Jasper.  We shopped for a bit and stopped at the Bears Paw Bakery for lunch.  This place is amazing!  Then off we went to see Athabasca Falls and Maligne Lake.  They were beautiful as always and Blake and Em had so much fun wandering around and seeing water everywhere.

It was a full day for everyone and home we went.  The weather cooperated and we had another nice campfire.

Sunday the forecast was for rain, and as Em doesn’t care for really hot water and Tracy can’t go in hot tubs right now (she’s having a baby), we opted to take the kids to the Jasper pool.  Although it is quite an old facility – Don and I took Tracy and Lindsay when they were young) – it was a great place to go.  Blake demonstrated his floating skills, Emerson demonstrated her absolute fearlessness of water, and the both went down the slide with Dad.  We also had ice cream for our treat.

Don stayed back at the trailer to nap and make supper, and it was ready when we arrived, which is nice with 2 hungry and tired kids!

Monday it was time for everyone to head home.  Except for us kind of:)  We left our trailer in Jasper as we are headed west to Washington and Oregon.  We went back to Stony Plain as I had a Tuesday morning appointment.  Since I was dismissed form my job I wanted to meet with a lawyer and hopefully receive some reassurance that all was as good as it could be on my severance package.  He gave us some worthwhile advice:)

Blake and Em rode back with us, which is not as quiet as usual:)  God we love those kids!

So it is Tuesday and the appointment is over and we are headed back to Jasper.

I will try to catch up again after our weekend at Stewart’s in Surrey.

Take care

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