Thursday, March 18, 2010

What Fun!

Don't you just Love that the days are getting longer!! It has been a great week...we are totally enjoying having Kelly home for a while. Her 3 big dogs and my 2 little dogs are getting along great.

They all love their walks

The new home site was excavated last week then Jimmy and Mike made the footing forms, on Thursday Jessie came up and helped them with the concrete pour. They will start on the foundation forms soon, then it all seems to go so fast!! Mike drew up his own blueprints for this house and he did a terrific job!

I'll keep you posted on the progress!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia and Home

Ryan (Kelly's Hubby) has been posted in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba so they have sold their house in Nova Scotia and moved. After much searching they found a home to buy, but it is still under construction and won't be ready for them for a few weeks, so Kelly and the grand dogs decided to come out West and visit us! Yippee!! I decided to drive out with Kelly on the last leg since Ryan won't be making the trip. So, last Sunday Mike drove me up to the airport in Kelowna, BC to to catch my flight to Regina, MB. Kelly met me at the airport after driving about 5 hours from Portage. We stayed in Regina that night.

The pups are all snuggled down for the evening.Nevaeh(at the head) Daisy (in the middle) and Kyisha, a bed full! I don't know where I'm supposed to sleep!

Monday morning we were off across the prairies.

Pretty flat country, definitely different than what I'm used to.

As we drove through western Alberta we saw several windmill farms. They are on the horizon, those are the Rocky Mountains in the background.

We drove about 8 1/2 hours on Monday and spent the night in Sparwood, BC , it is a little mining town nestled in the mountains.

It is home to the 'Worlds Largest Truck'. I think we passed its tires while driving across the Prairies.

Here the dogs are all loaded up and ready for their last day of travel for awhile. They have been on the road for about 12 days! They are good travelers.

What a cool tunnel! It was such a pretty drive through the mountains.

Christina Lake in BC

For lunch we stopped in Grand Forks a town famous for its Russian Food. We ate at the Grand Forks Hotel a quaint little spot. We both had Borscht with wheat bread....

I had a potato & cheese perogie and a pirozhki filled w/cottage cheese.

Kelly had the perogie, pirozhki filled w/sauerkraut and a goluptsi(cabbage roll)

Very yummy!!

Then it was across the boarder and home in a little over an hour. Boy were the the dogs glad to get out and run around in our back yard!! Today we drove about 7 hrs. It was such a nice drive and one I am sure we will be making several times going to visit Kelly and Ryan.