Well it’s now been 20 days since my last post on the website…and I have to say that it’s been quite the whirlwind too. Please allow me to show you just what the heck I’ve been up to!
Right up until take off on our monster road trip to the prairies and back, it was go go go…filming up at Whistler ATV for Stormtech…Thanks to Shawn, Jeff and everyone else up at Whistler ATV / Blackcomb Snowmobile!
…and Painter (my new puppy), guarded for danger as we worked! : )
We had time for a beautiful day at the PNE, it’s my first time that I’ve been there in the almost 4 years I’ve been out West. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who can “out-amusement ride” me!
Then the day before we left…more touch up shooting. A beautiful HOT summer’s morning in a winter jacket is enough to get anyone’s sweat drippin.
Then it was time to pack up, and hit the road!
It was a beautiful day to travel. Day 1, 14 hours (including 2 hours of stops for the pups) first stop…Lethbridge, Alberta.
While we were there, we had the chance to check out the 2011 Taber Cornfest, South Alberta’s largest free outdoor fair! Amanda, Cory (Amanda‘s Bro) and Donnelly (Cory’s wife) all entered into a 10km race that’s held every year. Cory actually ended up getting 1st place overall! Way to go Cory! We did some hiking at Waterton National Park where we saw some bears!
We got to taste test wedding cake samples, have some fun at the fair and filmed another video covering the Taber Cornfest which I will be sharing with you very soon!
I had to show you this one up close again…it’s pretty darn funny I think! : )
After a fun filled few days in Lethbridge, we headed to Nisku, Alberta so I could take a training course and also so we could film another Stormtech video with a PD employee. We were staying in a hotel that didn’t allow pets (oops…lol) so we had to be sneaky about getting Painter in and out. He was great for 2 whole days and barely made a noise! Good boy Painter!
I have to say it was pretty neat to be at PD where I first trained to go out on the rigs, and not actually having to do any PD work! : ) Thanks Bryce for doing such an amazing job!
Then it was off to the town in which I was born and raised to begin the celebration of my oldest sister getting married to her amazing man Craig!
I actually had the privilege of performing the wedding, as in Manitoba, anyone can be commissioned for a specific marriage on a specific date. It was a beautiful day!
Then after a fantastic few days of celebration, it was off to Saskatoon to make one last stop to see some more family before we made our final stretch home.
Had the chance to go golfing with David, spend time with my Godson Jasper, Amanda was surprised with a bridal shower and we had a 24 hour journey home…including a 6 hour pitstop at the side of the road for a comfy little truck nap.
It was awesome, and I thank everyone along the way who made it such an enjoyable time! Looking forward to being able to do it again…if not before than it’ll be and Amanda and my wedding on New Years Eve!
I’ll be sharing some of the videos we’ve been filming along the way! Until then, take care everyone, keep in touch and thanks for stopping by! : )