I hope all of our Canadian friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a busy six days over the long weekend which is why I am late with my wishes.
Last Thursday we packed up our truck and headed to Airdrie, Alberta to spend Thanksgiving with our youngest son and his family. It was raining and dark when we pulled out around 6:30 a.m. but the rain stopped shortly after we got on the road and the drive was pleasant for the first three hours … and then we hit Revelstoke, B.C.
We drove through snow, fog, and dark skies for an hour but once we arrived in Golden, B.C. it eased up a bit and the sky began to brighten.
While it was nice that the weather looked to be improving, it wasn’t nice that Highway 1 was closed just past Golden for major construction. That meant we had to take a detour that added an hour and a half to our drive 😦 On the up side the drive from Radium, B.C. back up to Highway 1 was a new road to us and had some very pretty scenery … along with blue skies.
Almost nine hours later we arrived at our son’s place and spent a great weekend visiting and enjoying snuggles with our grandchildren.
Yesterday we loaded the truck once again and headed home. It was a very cold morning and hubby had to scrape the windshield, which is the first time he has had to do that in a lot of years!
Even though it was cold, we had clear blue skies and were treated to pretty snow capped mountain views as we left Alberta and crossed back into B.C.
We left our son’s place early so that we could get through the Kicking Horse Pass on Highway 1 before noon, when once again the highway would close and vehicles would be forced to take the hour and a half detour.
It was nice to have a shorter drive home 😀
It was a great trip home and we enjoyed a break in the drive at the Giant Cedars Boardwalk … but more about that in another blog.
I’m sure the news last night about the US land border opening in early November was a blessing for a lot of snowbirds! We have a few balls in the air but at this point hope to still have a commercial driver take our truck and Maxx across the border on October 27th and we will fly.
Until next time …