Heading Home: Day 18, Airdrie, Alberta

Long drive today mainly due to construction.  There were many times I had to wait 20 minutes or more while no traffic moved or traffic going the opposite direction came by and came by and came by until I was certain the flag person at the other end of the construction site had forgotten that the sign said STOP on the other side.  I did manage to get a few nice pictures while we were stopped (a bit of reflection from the windshield there) and eat my lunch that I had prepared that morning before walking the kids to school for the last time.  Lots of hugs goodbye and a promise to FaceTime next Friday when I’m back home.

There were places along the highway where rather shallow rivers were running by and I could just picture prospectors panning for gold there.  Some of them were the most beautiful shade of blue.  I also was surprised how much more fall gold was in the forests and red where there were sumachs growing.  It was all just so breathtaking and of course, the mountains so majestic and sometimes a bit intimidating.  A good drive all in all, although I did pass another accident coming out of BC as I had done going in last week.  And I was able to identify places talked about while I was in Vernon and others I remembered from the previous week.  Arrived tired but feeling good.

Rich, Jan and I spent a bit of time relaxing on their deck with the gorgeous view of the golf course and then enjoyed a wonderful meal together indoors.  We all participated in eventually getting the new printer connected to the desktop computer and the laptop and watched a bit of TV before hitting the sack!  I did lose an hour today and I think I lose one tomorrow as well.

Tomorrow night, God willing, I’ll be in Malta, Montana, USA on the first American leg of the trip home.  Cheers from Airdrie!

About mysm2000

Having taught elementary school for more than 25 years and been involved in many amazing technology and curriculum projects, I find I've developed a myriad of interests based on literature I've read and music I've heard. I've followed The Wright Three to Chicago, Ansel Adams to Colorado, The Kon Tiki Expedition to Easter Island, Simon & Garfunkel lyrics to New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright to Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, and have only just begun.
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2 Responses to Heading Home: Day 18, Airdrie, Alberta

  1. ruthferg@cogeco.ca says:

    Lorraine, I’ve been following you on your trip. It has been amazing. Good for you! Best wishes on the rest of the way home.- Ruth

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