Back in Ontario ! And getting a campsite in Rushing River Provincial Park, one of my favourite provincial parks. We had our pick of sites as there were not many people here camping. Site 10 for us, near the front of the park. We stayed here last year and had a beautiful campsite at the other end of the park but that one was taken this time around.
So now we are in Brandon Manitoba ! We stayed at Meadow Lark Campground, site 61. We were only going to stay one night and head back into Ontario but ……………the suspension in our trailer broke so we had to stay an extra night. We were able to get into Advantage Trailers the next day and thanks to those guys, everything was fixed up and ready for us to leave the next day. We did not do much in Brandon, drove around a bit and fretted about our little home on wheels.
On to Winnipeg ! It’s a very hot and sunny Tuesday, 12 September. We met Clint’s friend Cal for lunch in Winnipeg and had a great visit.
We spent some time in this city last summer (2016) I love this city, it’s a beautiful city with lots to do and wish we had more time here again.
A beautiful day today, sunny and 25 Celsius but feels hotter. We are on our way to Grasslands National Park. It took us about 6 hours but we arrived at the Grasslands Visitor Centre and booked two nights @ Frenchmans River Valley, site 17. The drive to the campground took about 30-40 minutes on a gravel road with lots of Texas Gates. Only about 20 sites with hydro and a bunch of tent sites across from us in a field. This area is very flat and lots of prairie dogs.
Well back to Alberta and into the city of Grand Prairie. Thursday 24 August and we drove straight to Grand Prairie Rotary RV Park but this time we had site 32. The park is clean, quiet and the lady who runs it is a real sweetheart. We had a different site this time but same area.
We drove straight to Liard River Provincial park. We wanted to stay here on our way to Alaska but it was booked solid. We were able to choose our site, any that were empty were up for grabs. We chose Site 32 for $26 a night. No services. this is a well maintained park and very quiet. On the way here, we saw so many buffalo, singles and then a whole herd. Lots of babies and some are smaller and lighter coloured and some are bigger and darker but all still feeding off their moms.
Thursday, 10 August – We drove to Centennial Park just outside of Anchorage. We were wondering where to stay as some of the campgrounds did not have good reviews and actually neither did this one. But this turned out to be a great park and we saw this bear in the campground ! So win-win for me. Great park, great wildlife.
We left Grand Prairie and in less than an hour came across the town of Beaverlodge. It is located on Highway 43, 43 km (27 mi) west of Grande Prairie and 48 km (30 mi) east of the British Columbia border. They have a HUGE beaver statue here, so funny. Of course we had to get photos !