Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Counting Down

Well we are counting the days till we head south. Two weeks from now we should be parked within throwin’ distance of the border crossing in Sweetgrass, Montana ready to cross first thing in the morning. That is the date our health insurance kicks in for travel south of the Medicine Line.

Still packing up here and getting things ready for the winter, the weather is beautiful right now but winter is coming I am sure.


The shot above is the sunset west of us tonight and those little black bumps along the bottom are about a 100 miles of the Rocky Mountains.

Today I built a fence around the hay that is stored in our hayfield as this winter I will leave the horses out there to graze. For that I used a solar electric fence as the horses really respect that kind of fencing and it is not likely that they will get themselves tangled in it either. Always a concern with horses, they have a knack of finding things to cut themselves with. Quick to put up and quick to remove once we get that hay sold and hauled out of there.

Tonight we had a great meal put together from the spoils of our summer. Both Rod, Deb and Rollie and Gina brought butter. Deb supplied the shrimp that Brenda grilled and Gina gave us the corn that she had harvested straight from the cob. The spud and the great Alberta beef were our own contribution.


Looks good but let me assure you it tasted even better.

I sure will be glad once we get the big wheels rolling but probably not near as glad as our readers who may get a little interesting stuff for a change.

But for now that’s all that is new here down the road from Dogpound.


  1. Mmmmmm, that food looks good!

    I'm excited for you with your departure date drawing nearer. Don't worry though, your posts are always interesting, and the photos show some beautiful scenery.

  2. Looking forward to meeting you guys--keep in touch and we will hook up for a cup of coffee, lunch, something.

  3. Nothing better than a countdown...before you know it you will be there...looking forward to tagging along with you both via your blog....!!!! Be safe!!!

  4. Yummy! Wow, that food looks terrific. Won't be long now before you head south.

  5. I'm excited for you guys to be able to get out of the cold of the Alberta winter!

  6. Wow, that food looked yummy! Brenda is a great cook. You better hang on to her!

    I don't know who is more excited about your border crossing...can't wait to see you has been too long!

  7. Ok, I had to know why you call the boarder the Medicine Line! So I looked it up.
    Seems that the Indians referred to it as the Medicine Line, since the US Army would mysteriously quit chasing them once they went over the boarder.
    Of course they had no idea about Geographical or Political imaginary lines on the earth, so it seemed like medicine to them!
    I'm sure you folks knew that, but for us dumb US folks down here in the lower 48, we had to look it up! We can't wait for you folks to come on down and enjoy some US hospitality!
    Have a safe trip.

  8. hmmmm that looks wonderful!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard