Friday 26 April 2024

We are Finally Home

WHERE ARE WE? Rivers Provincial Park, Rivers Manitoba

Today is the last leg of our journey back to Manitoba.  We have about 2 weeks to get Cj's ready for business so we have to get there and get busy.  

When we woke up it was raining and after taking Archie for a quick walk he cuddled up with Sue on the couch.  He is not spoiled she says.

So we pulled up our legs and headed north in the rain.  

Our trip took us North past the Minot Airforce Base.  This is the base that the B52 bombers fly from and they used to fly at low level over our farm when I was young.

A quick stop at Dales Truck Stop in Dunseith for fuel.  $3.49 a US gallon which equates to about 1.08 a liter in Canada with all the exchange factored in.  Gas in Brandon is about 1.48 a liter right now so that is a good savings on 200 liters of fuel.  

Border crossing went without a hitch.  5 minutes maximum.  The border agent was not interested in doing paperwork so she said no problem when we declared the $1000 e-bike.  So we headed into Canada.  It still feels like home every time we cross the border and we are happy to be here.  It wasn't long and Rivers came into site.  Rivers is about 1.5 hours north of the US border.

First stop was to pick up Max and Grace to come for a sleep over.  Our babysitting duties began even before we arrived home!!!  Actually Gramma Melaine was doing a good job of the babysitting but we stole the kids from her.

We got to the park around 5 pm and got unhooked and set up in our parking spot for the summer.

First things first, we got the bonfire going and had some supper.  Max and I ate outside because it was rather a nice day.

Then it was time to put the kids bed down.  Sue pressed the button and nothing happened.  Oh oh what now.  So I spent a couple hours figuring out how the whole system worked and where the fuses were and where the wires ran.  

After a lot of head scratching I went right back to the battery box and wiggled wires and found one loose and poof, the power came back on to the bed and down it went.  Problem solved.  I guess all that rattling down the roads of Mexico has some consequences.  

While I was busy fixing the kids bed, they were in our bed watching a movie and eating popcorn.  Later when I went to get into bed I was met with a bit of a mess.  Apparently popcorn doesn't all get in their mouths.

Anyway it was bed time.  This is what I will dream about tonight.  The joys of RV ownership is the satisfaction of fixing things.  Good Nite!!!


  1. Yay for you! Cute picture of Archie all bundled up and the grandson in the passenger seat.

  2. Welcome home! I hope the weather cooperates for your setup at CJ's.
    Archie is cute with his head on the dash.
    He's thinking why are Mom's feet allowed and I'm not? ❤️

    Have fun!

  3. I do recognize you Lorne. with your repair intuition & success

  4. Welcome back. I didn’t realize you folks are so close to the border crossing. Now the real work begins, roll up the sleeves and dig in!


  5. Your back must have felt like a pretzel after all that twisting on the floor.
    Glad you got that fixed.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.


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