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Sunday September 1, 2013

Close to our campground, an Airstream rally is taking place.
Today, they have an open door to the public from 2 to 4.

The interior of two of the Airstream motorhome.  I cannot remember the exact years, but I think the one on the left is around 1980 and on the right, 1988.

Another view of the participants of the rally.

The interior of one of the newer Airstream

I was surprised to see an old "2 CV" from Citroën.  They were popular in France many years ago.  They made from 1948 to 1990.

Our neighbor has the oldest Airstream at the rally, a 1959.

Airstream owner are very passionate about Airstream.  It was interesting.

Monday September 2, 2013

It has been a few days since I went for a bike ride.  Back in the saddle this morning.
The last time I biked this way was August 19 and the fields were not this golden color.

While it is still early in the morning, I start cleaning up the forward compartment.  I may put in another set of drawers.

Let me introduce Sherley, she is our neighbor and she has Alzheimer.
While her husband was packing and getting ready to leave, Sherley came for a visit and watched me cleaning up the basement.

After lunch we started the construction of a "pantry" with the left over wood from the TV stand we  bought a while back.

We cut, we drilled holes and screwed stuff together.

We think it looks pretty good.  We only need some stain to cover up the cuts.

We are very happy with the result.

Another warm evening so why not have a fire?

It was a pretty busy day.

Tuesday September 3, 2013

Our friend Sean from Cold Lake is here for a few days for a visit.
We are so happy to see him.  We spend the evening by the fire reminiscing about our camping trip in Cold Lake.

Wednesday September 4, 2013

This morning, I am giving a tour of the city to Sean.
Moose Jaw not being very big, we still have time to visit the Western Development Museum before lunch.
I had seen this museum in 2010, but it is such a good museum, I wanted to do it again.
Only one photo, this old trailer...

Back at the motorhome, we spent the afternoon talking about our lives since we left Cold Lake in 2010 and some of the plans we both have for the future.

We had a nice raclette for dinner.

It was a lot of fun to see Sean again after four years.
He has to leave early tomorrow morning to drive back to Cold Lake.

See you later Sean.  It was good to have you with us for a few days.
Our path will cross again...

Thursday September 5, 2013

The hot and humid weather is back with us.  We mostly read and tried not to move too much.

Once again, it is so hot, the birds have to keep their mouth open to cool off.

Across the road from the campground, a festival is taking place.  The Moon Harvest festival has lots a music and food.
It is way too hot to stay in the sun.

Sean left early this morning.

Safe travel Sean, see you soon.

Friday September 6, 2013

Last night, we got an email from Jérémy.  He finally knows when, him and his family will be coming to Moose Jaw.
It should be between October 24 and November 1.  They even have the address of the PMQ they will move in.
Jérémy asked us to take some photos of the house for them.

First thing I did this morning, I went out to take photos of their new residence in Moose Jaw.
Here is one photo of the PMQ they will be living in.  It is really nice and newly renovated.

With Jérémy and his little family not coming to Moose Jaw for another 5 or 6 weeks, we are moving to Regina to wait for them.

Here is why.
River Park campground has many sites, but only 7 with full services.  Since the heat wave started, we have been losing power regularly for no reasons.  Even with the power at 30 amps, we lose power when I used the fridge (8 amps) and the TV (1 amp).  The reason is that seven sites having 30 amps each should have 210 amps coming in the distribution panel, but only 100 amps comes in!
The management is aware of this, but it will be fixed when the camping season is over this fall.
We are out of here and moving to Regina where the power is 30 amps...

Here I am slowly packing for our departure tomorrow morning.

The manager came to let me know the "why" it is the way it is with the power.
She offers us a week of camping for free next year.  We will see!
Only the full service sites were having power problems.  I have to be honest, it is still a very nice park.

Saturday September 7, 2013

A last few things to do before we are ready to leave.

We are using the seatbelt to secure the new TV stand while we are traveling.

Au revoir Moose Jaw!

We saw many old cars driving towards Moose Jaw because a parade will take place with lots of old cars.

Once across Regina, we have to take this gravel road for about .5 km.
We took the car from behind the motorhome to prevent more sand and dust on the car.

Our "new home" for the next week or so.

The campground community room is located in an old school house.

Here is the story of the school house.

The pool is heated to 27 C, or 82 F.
The owners have a good idea to keep the price low, $33.60.  You only pay if you use the pool, $2 per day per person.

Our site.

Here comes our first change to the TV stand.  We move the satellite receiver up to a small shelf and move the headphones forward to improve reception.

It is so good to have a site with reliable power.

Sunday September 8, 2013

Michèle found a few yard sales in Regina.
Off we go, but first we have to wash the car from all the sand and dust.

Camouflaged little truck!  Can you see it?

Here i am cooking some bacon and breakfast sausages for my next few weeks breakfast.

An easy day!

Monday September 9, 2013

A gray sky today, but it is still +21 C.
Our backyard!

We are short a few items to completely finish our past projects.
I am talking about the coax cable for the new location of the TV and for the little "widgets" that keeps door close for our new pantry.
Why not hit the Thrift Stores and Home Depot for those things.

We were successful and got everything we needed.
Tomorrow, I will work on those.

Tuesday September 10, 2013

First thing I did after breakfast was to install the "widgets" to keep the door closed on our pantry.

Next thing to do is the routing of the coax cable from the satellite control box to the satellite receiver.
The top arrow points to where I had to drill a hole for the cable to come down by the driver side post (middle arrow).
The bottom arrow shows where the cable comes out, under the dash.  Now I only have to pass it under the left hand console, by the wall.

It went very well.
Here the cover of the post is installed, you cannot see the cable anymore.

The cable going behind the console, along the wall.

The cable comes out by the slide and carry on to the satellite receiver.

We are very happy with the results.

Shortly after lunch I went for a bike ride. It was a good 21 kilometers.
A snowbank?
No, I am by the skating rink.

OK!  I promise I will not show you anymore of my haircuts.

A nice fire and some serious reading the rest of the afternoon.

A Pitaya, or a dragon fruit.  This is the first time we try it.  It is good!

We finish the day with another fire...

Wednesday September 11, 2013

We are off to White Butte Trail Recreation Site and hike a few tails.

The trails are mostly flat with a few "hills" about 3 or 4 meters high.

Michèle is spoiling me with some "crêpe" for lunch, hummm!

It is not that cold inside, but when you read a good book on a Lazy-Boy, chances are, you will fall asleep and a blanket is nice...

I am getting dinner ready.

A very good day.

Thursday September 12, 2013

We find the TV a little low when we are reclining on the Lazy-Boys.
I am moving it up about 4 inches.

On the left, the TV sitting higher and on the right, where it was.
Hummmm!  Maybe a 46 inch TV would look good in here?

I am listening to Harry Potter while watching a nice campfire.

This afternoon, I was at the pool for a few hours.  Is this the last time in 2013 in Canada?
Daytime temperatures are warm, but as soon as the sun goes down, it cools off quickly.

Friday September 13, 2013

I took a nice bike ride of 12 km this morning.  I came across this bird of prey watching his territory or maybe he is waiting for a "fresh" roadkill?

I spent some time in the pool again today.  With the nice warm weather we have, we had a nice fire this evening.

When I took those photos, I did not know how they would turn out, not bad!

Saturday September 14, 2013

In the afternoon, I started to pack for our move tomorrow.
We are moving closer to Regina, actually in the city limits of Regina.

With what we have left for firewood, we have one last big fire tonight.

less that 2 hours between these two photos.

Moving day tomorrow.

Sunday September 15, 2013

Time to hit the road and leave behind the nice little campground.  Here we are and here we are gone!

Undeliverable how close this guy follows me, right in the dust!

As I said, we are within the city limits.

Our "new" home for a while.  We are on site B12, Here I come.

Some branches are very low, a few are even touching the roof.  I cannot get a good satellite reception.
Here comes "Lumber Jack" Denis!  I took many branches off and now we have good reception for the TV and no risk of a tear on the roof.

Time for some groceries shopping this afternoon.
We are at less then 3 kilometers from Walmart and other grocery stores.

I am going to show you some of the campground.
Here is the view from the front windows.

Our site looking north.

Looking south from our site.
The arrow indicate the Transcanada highway and a transport truck going by!

The red arrow indicates from where I took the photos.
This is the entrance of the campground.

I will have more photos of the campground in a few days.
This campground is mostly for workers, here is an example...

The internet is free, but after dinner, it slows right down because more of the workers are on it.

Until next time.

Life is good...

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