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Monday, September 22, 2014

Well, we made it back home a day ago. I had off and on internet service while travelling, so my posts weren't as regular as I wanted them to be. The turbo stick didn't always pick up a Bell signal, and some areas just didn't have internet service as well. Especially find that when in National Parks. I guess what I had was better than nothing, but just would have liked to be more regular with posts and connecting.

On Day 5 we left lake Louise, and had to just head through Banff. Wanted to stop in town, but with the RV being so big, and the town being so small, we just weren't able to find a spot to park. Most frustrating. The good thing was that at least we had been there before a few times in our past, so wasn't a total letdown.After leaving Banff, we drove to Calgary to take Jon ,( Erika's bf, his winter tires and go for a quick visit) Frustrated here as well, while in the city- as once again, we needed to get gas and most places it is hard to get a big RV that's 34' into small spots. Jakey tends to get restless once we stop too, anxious to get out, even though we stop quite a bit for him. But while in Calgary we were able to also go with Erika, Jon and their dog and Jakey, to the dog park, so Jakey did get some off leash exercise. 

We left Calgary at 6 pm. Gerry wanted to drive as much as he could so we got into Cereal, Alberta at about midnight. We were the only ones in this small campground.Then about 5 am some guy in a truck pulled in and was sleeping in his truck, then squealed out at about 10 am.. Was a bit unnerving not knowing who this guy was in the campground with us, and his truck running. Almost makes you want to sleep with one eye open! Once he left, I felt better, and we took Jakey out for a walk around. 

Then headed to Prince Albert, Sk.. Since we wanted to get some things done there and it was a Saturday with stores closing early, we never got everything done we needed to, so will probably be looking at another trip back there in the next few weeks.

The trip expenses looked like this:
Gas: $1258 for 5 days
Food: $64
Camping/ Park fees: $120
Total: $1442

We figured it would have costed more by flying in, car rental, truck left at airport, dog to kennels, hotels, etc..

On another note, we have sold our skidoo- $4200 we are getting for it, which will go on our credit line. Suppose to be picked up this week. Now we are trying to sell the truck, get something that is smaller and less costly in payments and to run.

Till next time....



  1. For a spot to park in Banff there is a lot for large vehicles by the river, Our motorhome is the same size as yours, hope that helps :)

  2. I'm not sure we would have know where down by the river was.
    At the time we were wanting to stop downtown...and also had the dog with us so didn't want to wander off too far from the RV or for too long. In Jasper it was nice that there were spots right on Main Street for RV's on one side of the street, which allowed us to go souvenir shopping.


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