My wife says that SHE and I want to go to Banff,Alberta – 1 0f 2

In Humor, Information-Interesting on January 27, 2011 at 1:01 pm

When my little 5ft 3in wife tells me that she really,really wants to go to Banff, I have a pretty good idea that Banff will be the general direction that we will be heading for when we leave this area.


She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still !


(8/2/97)We headed out of Tubby’s Campground and back out of Alaska. This has been a great Caravan and we really did enjoy it.  June is driving and we are heading for our next RVing adventure, Banff, Alberta,Canada. Two doe (deer)  got on the road ahead of us. She slowed down  and they jumped back into the bush while I was still looking for the camcorder. No one has ever called me the fastest camera in the west, and there is a reason for that. I can never remember where I leave the darn thing!. We figured that “White Court”would be a good distance to travel today. We got there at 3:15 pm and decided that it was to early to stop, so we fueled up and headed for Edmonton. We are beginning to change our minds in the middle of our travelling plans now, which is something we have never done before. We picked out “Glowing Embers”Campground to stop at, if we could find it! No problem. Plenty of good directional signs to guide us. We checked in and then got set up in spite of our neighbor who wanted to talk about tires, wheel chocks and everything else. He and his wife are very friendly people and I am sure that we will be talking to them again before we leave . He and his wife had no sooner left for dinner, when the guy across the street wanted to compare “ford Trucks”. Under the circumstances, it took us awhile to get set up. This is a nice roomy campground with full hook up’s & close to Edmonton.

(8/3/97) Today we plan to visit the Edmonton Space & Science Center. June’s nose is still running but she says that she is ready to go. We went down to the office to to pay for another day. ( I mis-figured when I signed in). Ben, the manager, gave me two soft sponge rubber bands that go around your pen where you grasp it. It makes it more comfortable to write. We took all of our local maps and headed out to locate the , “Space and Science Center”. We know that it is in town- somewhere. Darn if we didn’t find it without getting lost. We spent five hours there.We saw an movie at the Imax Theater on beavers with a short one on ants, added to it. We enjoyed both of them. We also watched a Laser Show in another Theater. We walked all over the building, looking at and trying out most of the exhibits and we also had lunch there. It feels odd & different coming back to the RV in the evenings . It gets dark around 11;00 pm, now that we are in a different time zone. Edmonton is having a heat wave, Temperatures in the mid-nineties so naturally our A/C decided to act up. Inside air flow from the A/C is only up the “defrost vents”. More than likely just a control tubing problem. I got it fixed the next day.

Mall of America-West Edmonton,Alberta

Indoor Wave Maker

(8/4/97)Today our plans are to visit the West Edmonton Mall. In 1997, this was the largest mall in North America (probably in South America too.) Because of the wind deflector being mounted on the roof of the truck, we were required to park outside at ground level.That’s OK, I have no big desire to get hung up on the’ under-floor trusses’ on the parking floor above. Today is “CIVIC DAY” in Canada. There were people every where and of every kind. This Mall is huge, and I do mean,”HUGE”. We didn’t do any shopping, just walking and looking. We Boarded the Replica of Chris Columbus’s ship,”The Santa Maria” ( in my mind, you would have to be dedicated to sea life  or crazy, to spend months upon end, at sea on one these ships. It was a good thing that they did or we might be speaking with a British accent now.), We walked our legs off this afternoon looking at everything there was to see

A Great,great big pool with a wave maker.

Columbus Ship,The Santa Maria

That big, big swimming pool produced great big rollers that just rolled across the pool. Every one floating on their little yellow rings just went up and down with the waves, little kids were not the only ones enjoying the pool. Plenty of of Moms & Dads out there too. We walked to the Ice skating Rink and watched the skaters. There was one young lad of about ten years old, doing his best to skate around the rink close to the fence. Every couple of steps, and down he would go, laughing all the way. I think that he had more fun than the good skaters. He had a good size  audience cheering him on. The campground had given us a coupon for $10.00 for the “Sawmill Restaurant” so we had a nice dinner before we went back to our “Home-on-wheels” at the campground.

Tomorrow, being “Civic Day”, most of the stores were closed, so we decided to locate the Ford shop today so that we would  know where it is. For the heck of it I pulled into the “Canadian Tire” store to get a price on a tire. We not only got a new tire, but they fixed the A/C ,changed the oil & did a lube job. ( If you are travelling in Canada, don’t over-look the “Canadian Tire Store”.

(8/5/97) We drove to Spruce Grove  for new bolts to fix our ceiling fan blades.(We had a fan blade sail off one day while we were eating lunch.You don’t hear it until it hits. Scared the Crap out of me). Also replaced our 50 to 30 amp adapter. The prongs take a beating from of some the campground’s worn out “hook-up  connection boxes”. We are getting ready to travel tomorrow morning.


A little humor is good for the soul !

Snooty Receptionist
An older gentleman had an appointment to see the urologist who shared offices with several other doctors.The waiting room was filled with patients. As he  approched the receptionist’s desk, he noticed that the receptionist was a large unfriendly woman who looked like a Sumowrestler. He gave her his name. In a very loud voice, the receptionist  said,”YES,I HAVE YOUR NAME HERE; YOU WANT TO SEE THE  DOCTOR ABOUT IMPOTENCE RIGHT?” All of the patients in the waiting room snapped their heads around to look at the very much embarressed man. He recovered quickly, and in an equally loud voice replied,’NO, I’VE COME TO INQUIRE ABOUT A SEX CHANGE OPERATION, BUT I DON’T WANT THE SAME DOCTOR THAT DID YOURS.’


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