A long time ago, in Chatham, I met a wonderful gal, Rachel. I met her when we were both two wild single gals. But now, both her & i have new additions in our lives since I last saw her. She and her hubby, Chris, moved up here from the Chatham area started their own business, Wolverine Heating & Mechanical and spent the last two years renovating a foreclosed drug house into their little piece of heaven in Drayton. Turns out they needed some extra man-help and luckily enough, I just happened to have a man with me, so we have decided to stick around here for the next few weeks to make some extra loot, until we have to make the big push for theYukon in the first week of September.
Our Uncle Bert from the Tee-Dot-Oh invited us to join him in Calgary as he had to fly there for work. So, we did. We hadnt seen him in three months and swe hadn't seen Calgary yet, so let's kill two birds with one stone! Funnily enough, our best day in Calgary was spent outside of Calgary. We took a trip out of the city, found a small lake and followed the rural, dusty roads there. We had to stop at one point, because they were driving cattle along the road, there they were : real friggin' cowboys. Molly had been asking where all the cowboys were in Cow-town, so we finally had some to point out to her. AT one point, as they led us through the mess o' cows and because i wasn't paying attention, I forgot to stay close to the rv ahead of us and two cows dodged infront of the van at last minute. Just about had us a steak dinnah.
So, we will live simply for next few weeks, adventures limited to fishing and maybe a Jasper camping trip, get Molly into doing some homework and city splash padding. Not to mention, clearing out Cara the Van, and getting her ready for the next leg of this trip, which will be a doozy.
Staying here and working with Chris, Oscar is learning some new skills, I am finally getting time to work on our blog & plot our next moves by getting copious amounts of emails out there into the great wide interwebz to see what boomerangs back at us. And Molly, well Molly gets a chance to strut around in her boots, play with the ponies, do some school work, watch some cartoons and just be a kid livin' in a house. We are meeting some great people including a real live gold mine owner, Kevin Eliason, partner in a mine up near Dawson City that started the show, Yukon Gold. How great is that. You can check 'em on their show: Yukon Gold.
The Taylors have welcomed us into their home and hearts, so it's a pretty great place to be right now.
We are sad that we are running out of time before winter is upon us here and there isn't an option of heading south, like some full time travellers. We are going to head back to Thunder Bay, we think, to work for the winter then continue on trippin' in the spring... but being that we still have two months left until that point, anything can happen! We still have to make our way to the Yukon and our next workstay along the great Pelly River, then we plan to make our way along the west coast and spend some time on Vancouver Island for some quality ocean time for a few weeks before we head back to Ontario.