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Published: July 15th 2013
We are still amazed by the field after field of yellow flowers. We found out what they are, canola.
We have been in Stony Plain since Thursday the 11th. A great RV park managed by the same family who started the Bow Rivers Edge Park.
Friday we went in search of items we needed to protect the Jeep in Alaska. We have heard the roads are fair, with a lot of construction and the rocks are an issue because of the hard winters. First stop, a Jeep dealership across the street and sure enough they had a bra they could order and get delivered overnight. Yay. The one we ordered from home was on backorder and won't make it to us until Anchorage. Next, on to the RV Redneck store here in town to get a "Mustache" to mount on the trailer hitch to catch some of the flying rocks thrown up by the RV. Luckily Todd the owner mounted it to the metal bar it is suspended from. Then we headed into Edmonton to pick up some more fluid for the Aqua Hot water system. It went out this morning. They suggested we had a leak so we checked it out when we got back and sure enough we do.
Of all things the arm on Pat's
glasses broke so we went to the local eye glass place and Jessica was amazing finding a new set of frames that fit Pat's brand new lenses perfectly. Then we stopped at the Visitors Centre and heard about some of the interesting things around town especially their history depicted in murals. It reminds me of the murals in Lufkin.
While we were relaxing back at the camp site enjoying the great weather a wonderful couple came up and said they used to have a coach just like ours. They are from Canada, but vacation in Arizona in the winter. The man was very helpful and gave us the name of a local RV mechanic who knew about the Aqua Hot system and did on site repairs on the side. We put in a call and got an appointment for Saturday afternoon.
Saturday we went to the local Farmers Market at the Community Centre. There was fresh produce and table after table of vendors featuring homemade baked goods, craft items and canned fruit and vegetables and local honey.
When we got back I trimmed the "mustache" and we mounted it on the back of the RV behind the
hitch. The mobile mechanic came and discovered a leak at the back of the Aqua Hot, he did not have the equipment he needed to fix it. That night we saw our 3rd rainbow.
This morning we went to Holy Trinity Parish for Mass. Pat made a delicious camp breakfast. We rode bikes over to the attached park that had a lovely pond with geese and several bridges crossing it. We packed up and are ready to go, Steve at Alberta Coach, said he would work us in first thing. So keep your fingers crossed he can get the leak fixed. Then a 367 mile trek to Dawson Creek. That is over our limit of how far we like to go in one day, but it stays daylight until 10:30 here.
My favorite T-shirt I've seen is Keep Calm Keep Campin'. I love it. It says it all.
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