Sunday, April 19, 2009


We left Moose Jaw this morning at 6:00AM with the bit in our teeth and home as our final destination for the day. It was 481 miles and into the teeth of an Alberta gale all the way. We have travelled 7081 miles on this trip, barn to barn, and probably averaged somewhere around 8 miles to the gallon, but today with the wind it was more like 3.5. But after an expensive Canadian fuel stop at Medicine Hat we keep charging along and arrived home around 2:30 PM.

Here is a shot of Brenda and her dog Meg.

When we came down the road to the farm there to greet us was our son Matt, his girl Michelle and our grandaughters Claire and Madison. Matt has been at the farm all week as they are planting a garden here this summer so they have their trailer set up in the yard.

Once we got the rig set up in it's unloading spot beside the house we headed back down to help supervise the garden work. Seems like they can get it all done with my supervision and seeing as how I have never had a garden myself I will just enjoy eating the fruits of their labours.

Above is the whole crew other than the supervisor/photographer and below is the actual working part of the outfit.

Here the girls are modeling a little "down on the farm Haute Coutre" in front of the barn, for our Texas friends that is a fancy French phrase for the latest in farm fashion.

Here is Grandma enjoying a little loving from the grandgirls.

And here is a final shot of the motorhome setting by the house ready to be unloaded and then off to the Quonset for a well deserved rest, and maybe a trip back to our dealer for some sprucing up and repairs on a few items.

And for those who are wondering it will green up around here but that is a few weeks away yet.


  1. Glad you made it home okay. Looks like you still have snow, well enjoy it is 92 here in Arizona.

  2. Oh, Great, you made it home OK.
    I bet you are glad to be there.
    Happy Trails, Penny, TX

  3. Well it is sooo good to see that you made it home. I know that you are so happy to be there with the kids and the dog and all your beautiful surroundings. We miss you both and can't wait to see you again. We are working hard to make the trip up there possible. We have so much to get done here and now time is slipping by so fast! Stay safe and keep reporting back to us here ....we need to know how that garden is doing.

    Joe and Sherri

  4. J & B somewhere along the way I missed your " butter" post....??What I miss is buying butter in sticks... I see they have it here now...but $6.00 !!

  5. Welcome Home
    Traveling is lots of fun, but it's always good to be home.