Our Travel Blog
- Don and Donna
- 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, July 23, 2023
Friday, March 31, 2023
So much Texas beach - so little time!
South Padre Island was as wonderful as we remembered so it was time to move on the Galveston Island and see if that also matched our memories.
We checked into Galveston Island State Park, and our site was just fantastic! The access to the beach for walking was wonderful, just across the road form us. That sounds odd because this time instead of staying on the windy salty ocean we decided to stay on the bay. It was much calmer, and perfect weather everyday for sitting outside and enjoying the views. For prairie girl I didn't really know the difference, as you can see from the photo.
We also had the honor of making new friends again. The second day we were there a couple pulled in and we started talking right away. They are from Ontario, and for some reason we hot it off immediately. IN the days we were there we shared every happy hour, as well as a dinner out.
Sunday, March 19, 2023
Friday, March 3, 2023
Hmm - I may have used this before but it's cute.
We left Saturday morning and our first day of travels was like summer driving. An overnight stop at Idaho Falls Walmart, as usual. It was starting to snow over the Monida Pass, but lightly.
At any rate since I am still writing this blog you know we made it.
We ended up spending 2 nights at Casablanca Casino in Mesquite. They have an RV area that is dry camping. It's a great location to de-winterize, get groceries and wash the vehicles up. And it's warm!
Rather than heading straight to Yuma this year we decided we were in time to see what all the buzz was about at the great Quartzsite RV Show. We were also able to camp alongside Erne and Deb and Ivan! We had a great time sharing stories, refreshments, food and fun.
It was so great to have these mountains and skies every day!
I'm sure you can see the benefits of this location - water and trees in the desert are sight to behold. My office view was pretty distracting.
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Happy New Year to all! May 2023 be a better year in many ways than the last couple but may we also keep with us all the good things we learned through the pandemic and all the connections we found again!
We will be going south again this year, earlier than other years, but first we have an exciting and crazy January to get through!
Lots of hockey, ringette, basketball, friends, volunteer meetings, co-op meetings and...
GRAND SLAM OF CURLING!
Like we needed another week long commitment but I was asked to attend the Co-op Canadian Open in Camrose for the week, and we, especially Don, loves curling. So January 10 - 15 we were either on the road to Camrose or in the Co-op sponsorship skybox at the Camrose Encana Area.
It was an honor to be there representing Co-ops across Western Canada, and of course to see the on ice action all week. From the top seats you could see and hear action on every sheet. What a great experience.
When I was asked I had no idea another honor would befall me - presenting the cup to the wining female team; Japan. Again, what an honor.
The next day we were back on the road to Saskatoon for January meetings and Don fit in another visit with mom.
Monday, January 2, 2023
Well I guess I need to get through November before I send Christmas greetings!
We are having a great time enjoying the kids being back to their sports 100%. It takes some scheduling to make it to as many games as we can, sometimes we have to miss one or two but try to keep track and make it even overall through the month or week.
So November birthdays are Tracy and Reese. We were able to take Reese out for the traditional birthday shopping and lunch! It's unbelievable that she is 12 years old and in grade 7.
Happy birthday Tracy! Happy Birthday Reese!
I decided to fly to Saskatoon for my November meetings and was that a fiasco! On the direct flight home it ended up being a stop in Calgary which turned into getting back to Edmonton 5:00 pm Tuesday instead of noon on Monday.
Both November and December seemed to fly by.
We completed what are now the traditional Pre Christmas activities - Grandma and Grandpa Christmas Boxes!
It is such a fun way to share ourselves with the grandkids, and make the season longer. You never know what will be in them - Christmas cookie kits, Christmas PJs, family games, tree ornaments, maybe a gift card. The possibilities are endless!
We also went to Tisdale for a quick Christmas visit with mom and the siblings. Our gift to mom this year was a catered Christmas meal with just her immediate family of kids. I was so glad Don did the extra driving so I could see mom and then get to my Co-op meetings!
Thanks to our kids the year ended again at a New Years Eve bash at the casino - this year Fleetwood Mac and ABBA. The food, music and company was top!!