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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:)

Sunday, March 22, 2020


Well things can change fast can't they? I referred to COVID in my last post. We've been doing a lot of reading amd talking wlth the kids, and thinkng about heading home. Then on Friday and of course the 13th, our insurance company sent out a notice if you are outside of Canada after March 19 and get sick from the Corona Virus, your insurance won't cover you.

As worried as we are about the virus our hearts are heavy with our decision to return home. We will have to isolate in our house when we return as well.

So we are stocking up as much as we can on groceries fresh and frozen amd heading home. Thank goodness we are so self contained that we will not have to have contact with anyone on the trip back.

I'll keep you updated.

Take care everyone.

March - in like a lamb? Or out like a lion?

So I made it to Saskatoon and back:)

And I have some very exciting news. I think I shared that I was letting my name stand for District 2 Director on the Federated Co-operatives Board? Well - I WON! IN anticipation of doing so I had booked an extra night in Saskatoon, and a flight a day later than usual. I didn't want to say too much because I was nervous and not too confident on the direction the vote would go. Sorry to my male readers, but I do believe that women are just getting going on this Board, and in my District the outgoing gentlemen was well liked. Anyway, it's over, and I have a 3 year term!

So here we are in March, what now?

On Wednesday we went to the city, stocked up, and planned our next destination. You know Telephone Cove is a favorite, so that's we headed to. This area is for relaxing, some fine dining in our terms, and relaxing by the water; all of which we are quite accomplished at.

Every year we meet awesome travelers, some full time RVers, others like us. This year's group was VERY cool, and we shared a ton of laughs, beverages and campfires. I am always somewhat awed at women who travel alone, and we met 2 ladies that live in their vans. You need to know that rarely are these folks sad, whiny or even poor. They typically have worked hard their entire lives, have families across America and choose to live this simple lifestyle. LOVE IT!

Our next destination? Yuma.

Pat and Walter and Ivan are there. We know that there will again be lots of food, laughter and beverages. And hopefully still lots of sun. Yuma is having a wetter winter than normal, but compared to ice and snow still better.

I will say we are starting to carefully track what is being called the Corona virus, as I am sure many are. After our Yuma visit we plan on going to Phoenix to hang with Ken and Brenda, Ron and Bev, and Carol and Richard.

So what has Yuma involved? Quiet evenings with Ivan, lots of visits and cards with Pat and Walter, and Don and Ivan snuck in a couple campfires.

Our boondocking site is so close to Yuma, I love it. You know I love a good city or town as much as I love boondocking, so this is the perfect location.

The bottom 2 photos are "the wall". Yes the wall between the US and Mexico. It was quite dusky out so the photos aren't the best, but it was chilling to see in person.

As often happens on our travels we have met some new friends, this time through Ivan. Ernie and Deb are fellow Saskatchewan folks from a long way back, and currently full timers. A short evening visit turned into a late night of music and 2 Ukrainian gals having a dance party!!

Well I have a better offer on the table right now than writing - a cold beer, so I will talk to you soon.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Part 2 February

So we did depart on February 19 after my eye appointment. I wasn't sure what to expect with this one. I was told they would be doing a more intensive test and I was still expecting another needle. I was beyond thankful to learn that my eye is 100% healed!! It may remain more sensitive to bright lights and perhaps not great in darker areas,  but that is not too new for me. So yay, let's hope no needles go there again.

We had the trailer packed and hooked to the truck so we headed home and were off.

We overnighted at Walmart in Helena, and other than the temperatures,  all was fine.

Our last night on the road was in St George. We had a little mishap on the way down amd broke the toilet.  We know the St George area well so we were confident we would find a place to purchase a new one, as well as overnight too. 

Our destination was Government Wash just outside of Vegas. Typically we stay at Laughlin because I fly to Saskatoon for Co-op work, but this year we thought we would try something different and closer to Vegas.

It was a great choice. Although there were lots of people it was not crowded, the views were still great, and we had easy access to city or countryside.

As you can see we also found a short hike to get us back into the swing of things. The Lake Mead Bluff Ttail is a nice 4 km walk through some gorgeous areas. 

The fun can't last forever so soon it was time for me to leave for Saskatoon. This year I was gone from Friday to Tuesday. 

Don kept himself busy with a few hikes, and cleaning the trailer:)

And I guess this will be continued again...