Friday, July 30, 2010

We were on the road this morning at 8:40 a.m. We had not had our morning coffee yet so we stopped at Rogers Pass and I ran into Glacier Park Lodge for a couple of “to go” cups. When I came out Steve was being entertained by a family of gophers (at least I think that’s what they were).

There was a lot of traffic on the highway today plus a lot of road construction...but it was a lovely drive with a very light high cloud covering. We stopped just outside of Field along the river for lunch—very picturesque.

Well, our GPS got us to the right place...yay! We arrived at Cochrane Lake at about 3:30 p.m. Ken and Charlene own another house (that he is fixing up and selling) just down the street from their place and it has a nice big, long driveway. We managed to get backed in no problem.

Just as we were finished getting all set up, Ken arrived home from work...excellent timing! He took us on a tour of the house that he was fixing up...very unassuming from the outside but huge and very nice inside. Ken does a great job and really has great imagination when it comes to house renovations.

We walked the short distance to their place and were greeted by 3 huge dogs...Little Bear, a German Sheppard; Katie, a rescue dog that looks like she has some Golden retriever in her; and Rocky, who has light blue eyes—very unique and very eerie when you first look at him.

Charlene had just gotten out of the hospital last Monday after 16 days and major Ken not to have mentioned anything to us. But she was looking good and is recovering well.

As the evening progressed, so did the storm clouds that we had been watching. As the wind really started to whip up, we decided we had better go back to the trailer and close the slides. Those were really mean looking clouds out there! After some high wind, rain and some light hail, the storm passed but later that night, watching the late news, we heard that some areas received some major hail (looked like a snow storm). I think we dodged the bullet there. That is one of Steve’s biggest concerns being here in Alberta—all of the hail storms they seem to be having this year.

After a late dinner, we said our goodnights and returned home. It had been a long was time for bed. It’s good to see Ken and Charlene and we’re looking forward to spending the weekend with them.

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