Sunday, 24 September 2017

Something about Alberta

I don't know what it is exactly but there is just something about Alberta that we both really love, and we haven't even hit the mountains yet...

We have both spent most of our lives in Saskatchewan so I find it odd that Alberta strikes us so well, maybe its the relatively smooth roads, low taxes, happy people... I don't know....

Brad noted it first as we were driving across but I felt it too, something... just something.

Not sure if its retirement or the RV lifestyle that allows you the time to think about the little things but its something I've never experienced before and I find it peculiar. Perhaps its just an adjustment thing, although we've both been retired for several years already so it must be an RV lifestyle thing. That swooning sensation as the wheels whirl across the asphalt that lulls you into deep thought.

Perhaps we just need to turn the radio on.

Anyway, we have arrived safely at Woody's RV World in Red Deer for our solar install tomorrow. We decided to go through Edmonton, technically (not RV) its an extra hour but the highway roads compared to backroads gives it that edge. In a car it would be faster because you can do 110 km/h (65mph) on the Edmonton highway and only 100 km/h (60mph) at best on the backroad. Likely its faster in an RV also but we keep it at 90 km/h (55mph) regardless.

So we left my brothers at 9am, went in to Saskatoon to dump the tanks and fuel up, left Saskatoon at 10:30am and arrived in Red Deer at 9pm. Long day but we find 90 km/h while a nuisance to other drivers no doubt, is very relaxing. I have always been a Type AAA personality and back in my working days 110kmk/h was too slow. Enough said.

Looking forward to a good nights sleep as tomorrow we will likely be in a hotel for at least one night.

Thanks for tagging along, see you down the road.


  1. Sounds like RVing is a good fit for you. Where you going for winter, Southwest?

    1. Actually, we're undecided. Either lower BC or the SW, depending on Trump.

  2. Travelling in a motorhome is a relaxing way to go, sure was a long travel day though, good luck with you upgrades and repairs.

    1. Morning George, we learned quickly when taking the RV home in May not to drive late, but we were familiar with we were going to be stopping as we have stayed here before, so arriving in the dark was not an issue in this particular instance. The trip went quickly except the last couple of hours so all in all it wasn't too bad.

  3. Sounds like you guys are having a great trip so far! Safe travels :) lw


Some readers are reporting issues with posting comments. Please post Anonymously if necessary as we really enjoy getting each and every one. - Katie