Jul 17, 2021

Where to next?

SECOND POST TODAY. Click here for the first.

We were driving by 9AM Thursday, the 15th.  No matter how hard we try we are usually thirty minutes late.

I had been looking for elk for three days and here as were driving away there was an elk at the side of the road. We barely caught a glimpse. It is between the mirror and the steering wheel. Zip, gone, dang!!

Nothing but smoke as we drove east.

The kids were very happy just napping.

We stopped in Edson for diesel fuel which we got at $1.20 per litre at Petro Canada.  Basically that means all the driving we have done since we left Kelowna only cost us $200.00CAD.

Carlie had not completed her business before we left so we stopped and setup the pen for her but she refused to do anything.

They were back asleep about 15 minutes after we left Edson.

Oh so relaxed. Living the good life.

Look at their heads.

We finally got to Spruce Grove, Alberta which is right next to Edmonton, give or take a few miles.

Again the site was not what I had booked on April 2nd but was all could get.  Strange set up with the sewer way at the back of the site.  We had to unhook and back up the RV to dump and then pull forward and set up with electricity. Meanwhile I was doing as best I could setting up the inside. Our drive from Jasper was 216.4 miles. But we were on a tight schedule. We both had a chiropractic appointment at 5:30PM.  I was all prepared with maps as to how to get to that appointment. However there was a long line due to construction and so headed out in the opposite direction and ended up on a gravel country road.  Long story short we ended up in the Nisku area having missed our on ramp to Whitemud Drive. We ended up in the Nisku area. Time to stop and turn around. Not so fun in rush hour traffic.  Fortunately my iPhone has Google Maps ( thanks to my computer guru ) and we only arrived 10 minutes late. I did call to alert them to us being late. I did figure out what had gone wrong and it turned out that we should have gone straight after the country road but there are no signs so I went right as per my printed map.  Anyway we got there and best of all found parking right in front of the office.

Long time readers will remember that I travel to Edmonton once, sometimes twice per year to see my chiropractor. This guy understands the body and has never failed to sort out what ails me.  I usually can go a full year without seeing him.  Colin and I were rear ended back in November 2019 while in the Jeep in Las Vegas. We were of course headed out to Mazatlan. All pre Covid.  There was was no one in Mazatlan that could help me. Then as most of you know I ended up having knee surgery in January for two torn minuscus. Once back in Canada because of Covid I could not seek treatment until mid July of 2020. So I did the chiropractor and massage and medial doctor route. Nothing helped. Finally we were allowed to travel within Canada effective July 1, 2021. Our plan was to see our chiropractor here in Edmonton during this lovely trip we are on. To be honest this trip was planned around seeing Dr. McKenna.

It was so special to see Dr. McKenna again. I had an appointment for May of 2020 but because of Covid I could not fly. Within ten minutes  on Thursday I was feeling much better. One of the major things was that my C2 was catching on my C3 which was causing all my neck issues. He found many other areas which should correct all my issues.  Why oh why did I have to wait so long to get help? I had been seeing both a chiropractor and a masseuse in Kelowna but their treatments only kept me moving but did not address the cause of the problem.

After our treatments we stopped to pick up take out from a favourite restaurant, Chianti on Whyte Avenue.  On the way home we stopped at the off leash dog park attached to our RV park, Diamond Grove RV Park in Spruce Grove, Cpl. Jim Galloway Memorial Off Leash Area, a ten acre area.

After being cooped up for a week the girls loved it. They are used to running around our yard at home and so here they could really run full out and off leash.

Ciela’s way of coping with other dogs is to be totally submissive.

Once back in the RV the girls had their dinner. Carlie was so worn out that she layed down as she ate.

A very long day indeed.  But that was when I discovered my iPhone was missing. I posted about that incident here.

All ended well but so much stress. Just another long day on the road.






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4 Responses to “Where to next?”

  1. Glad to see the girls are adapting to being on the road.
    Loved the pictures of Jasper and its occupants.
    Read all the posts but with so many to read each day I no longer have time to comment on them all.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It’s about time.

  2. Maxx Trails says:

    So glad you finally made it your favorite chiropracter and are feeling better. The pictures of the waterfalls were beautiful and I like the picture of you each holding one of the girls.

    • contessa says:

      I like that photo as well. Still feeling good form the Chiro visit. Hope that your life has settled a bit.

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