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Itinerary 7 , Bow Valley Freedom

What a summer it was

Of course, were long out of summer now but it’s taken me a while to get back to writing. It was a wild, wild summer of weather. We drove out to BC through snow storms, rain storms, floods and rock slides. On the drive out we barely missed both rock slides and separate floods by … Read more

Prevention Plus comes to the Cariboo

Michelle Ball comes to the Cariboo region of B.C. to talk about the massive changes she’s made in her life. She lays it out there about what it took. That’s June 19th at Signal Point Casino. Doors open at 6:30, start is 7:00 PM. Tickets are free but we ask you sign up at Eventbrite

What's next

We both feel a little off as a result of the summer in the RV and not focusing as much on our health. Sometimes, its out of your control and this was one of those times. So we’re going to do better and start with a 10 day shred. We we’re recently at a dinner … Read more

A Look back at the summer of 2016

It was wonderful. We spent the majority of the summer in the RV. We hit Drumheller, Rimbey  and Redwater in Alberta; Williams Lake, Sicamous, Penticton and Quesnel in BC. Being in the RV allows us to visit friends and family. Its wonderful to renew old friendships and make some new ones. It’s very special to be able to run a business anywhere and impact so many peoples health and livelihood.
If there is a downside, most campgrounds have poor internet connections. If we didn’t have a online business I would care less. I don’t understand campgrounds that have poor Internet. Most people I know like to stay in touch by email at the very least. I know we’re a little different in wanting a constant, reliable, fairly quick Internet to conduct business. But still, come on campground owners. We always comment on locations that dont allow us to check our email at the very least.
Here’s a video with a brief description and lots of photos of our summer.
Summer 2016 on Youtube
 

Our new hometown; Cochrane, Alberta

We recently moved back to my home town, Cochrane, AB. Both Della and I feel like its home. It’s a beautiful part of Western Canada. We could post pictures all day but here is a few of our favorites.
Cochrane is barely outside Calgary, home of the famous Calgary Stampede. While Cochrane and Calgary share a western history, they’ve both grown. History is easily visible yet so is the influence of many other cultures. After all Calgary is 1.1 million people and Cochrane over 20 thousand.
We’re in the Bow River Valley so we’re heavily influenced by the Chinook Winds. Chinooks can change the temperature from -40 C (-40 F) to 0 C (32 F) in hours. That’s in winter for anyone not from around here. Temperatures during summer days are moderate. Nights can be cool as we are in the foothills.
Cochrane is in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Canmore, Bragg CreekBanff and Banff National Park are nearby.  Banff is  just 100 kms (60 miles) west. Nature is right on the doorstep as Cochrane Ranche Park and Glenbow Provincial Park are just minutes from us.
Our doors are open for coffee or the weekend. Were happy to have coffee or show you around the area. We have a couple of spare bedrooms so bring a weekend bag.
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Bow River, Glenbow Provincial Park2015-11-03 15.01.09Cochrane Ranche

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Rockyview Hotel, Cochrane

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Main Street Cochrane

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Bow River Valley and Rockies west of town

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Magnificent Blue fall skies

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View west from top of Cochrane Hill

Change of Plans

The economy, health and moving expenses have caused a change of plans. The dollar is hovering around .75 cents US. That causes us to reconsider our travel plans south this summer. By all accounts there is not going to be a turn around for a while. The Canadian election may cause some stability. A change … Read more

Were on our way to Cochrane

We’ve begun our move to Cochrane. We’re planning the paint schemes and doing as much as possible before the movers come next week. The old blue is getting changed out. We want to go with colours that we’ve not used before. Since we’re looking at so many new colours we had some help from a … Read more

Williams Lake Campground

When we stay in Williams Lake, we stay at the Stampede Campground. It’s handy for us to visit friends in family while we’re in town. It’s a clean, friendly, fairly quiet place with a lot of history. It offers tenting through pull through units for the 40 footers. the grounds are clean as is the … Read more