We were packed up and on the road by 8:30 this morning. We zigzagged our way over to Hwy 2 via some secondary roads. It was cloudy again this morning with light sprinkles of rain here and there as we headed north to Edmonton. We stopped in Red Deer at a Flying J to fuel up...diesel was the cheapest we had seen it in Canada...80.9 cents per litre. I picked up a couple of sandwiches in the store and we had a quick lunch before continuing on the road.
We took Uncle Gord up on his offer to come pick us up and he arrived just after 3 p.m. It was really a fairly short, direct drive back to their place, taking about 20 minutes. Esther had been working hard in the kitchen all afternoon...yum....but she said Doug (her son visiting from Vancouver) had helped. Soon the rest of the clan arrived including Shirley as well as another couple who are close friends with Gord and Esther.