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Driving Miss Donna - what does this mean? Whenever I want to go somewhere, if Don is home he will usually drive. He always says he is driving miss Donna! This blog is for our travels, usually with our truck and fifth wheel trailer, but sometimes in our Journey. Don retired October 2011 so hopefully the travelling part will increase! When we are not vacationing check in for updates about our life at home and our wonderful family:)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

First Days of April

Well April Fool’s Day fooled us – with snow!  Somebody must have heard me comment that I didn’t need to get an SUV this winter, because they have made sure on several occasions that it has come in handy.  Rather than a typical winter of steady snow and cold, we had a teaser winter where the weather was usually very mild, and then freak storms set in.
The first week of April was spent getting things in order for the holidays.
Don had several maintenance issues to deal with.  The awning over the trailer slide needed repair or replacing, so that was ordered, and almost taken care of.  Meaning the new one didn’t fit so it was re-ordered, and will be installed in May.  To save ourselves from loosing it on the highway, we had the shop remove the old one entirely.  The truck received it’s annual spring windshield, and while towing the trailer around for the awning we discovered it needed 2 new tires.  So all is in order now, we hope.
I spent the majority of my time getting the house ready for Connor’s first visit, Easter dinner and baby shower!  (As well as ensuring all my volunteer work was in place and order for a month.)
First we chose Good Friday to have our family Easter meal.  It was a great day with Tracy, Cal, Blake, Emerson and Reese out as well.  Cal and the kids had not met Connor yet.  The most surprising one was Reese.  We didn’t think she would be very interested in Connor but she was transfixed with him, and wanted to hold him constantly  It was so cute!
Lindsay and Jeremy and Connor were home for the Easter weekend, and while in town, we hosted a baby shower.  The house was at capacity, but everyone had a great visit and enjoyed seeing Connor for the first time.  Facebook has a lot of photos if you visit Tracy or Lindsay’s pages.
Don and I headed south on Saturday, after the baby shower.  We were all packed so on Sunday morning we could just get up and go, but typical for us we were too excited to hang around.  I just have to say we have the best friends and family, helping us clean up after the whole event so we could leave.  Tracy, Kim, Sharon and Stephanie, THANK YOU!
Our adventure so far has been Walmart camping Saturday night in Lethbridge, Sunday in Salt Lake City.  Today we are headed to Snow Canyon State Park by St. Georges Utah.  This is an exciting stop for us, as we are getting the truck cleaned.  Think of the most expensive thorough Bubbles package, less actual steam cleaning, and that is what we are having done.  For a tidy sum of $39.99.  I kid you not, about $200 less than Canada.  As well we are buying a US phone and wifi stick.  Enough is enough and it is time to commit.
Not sure how long we will stay in the St Georges area, it s very beautiful and we have never explored around there.  Temperatures are perfect for camping, about 30 degrees, so we will see.
Have a great week…

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