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first trip was to the Provincial Park near Whitecourt, Alberta where we usually go for our first (and often last) trip og the season. The trees were still budding out and the fishing was slow but we did come home with a couple of nice rainbow trout. You can read about it and see photos here.

Our second trip was closer to home at Wabamun Prov Park about 30 minutes west of Edmonton. The best part was Isla coming with us for 5 days. She is lots of fun to be around. I taught her how to fish with Nana’s open faced spinning reel and how to magnet fish.

Magnet fishing is using a very powerful magnet on a rope to bring up treasures form the bottom of the lake. We found the usual assortment of junk like nails and screws but also a rod holder and lots of fishing tackle, some of it in good enough condition to keep.


I am going out camping again later this month, this time with Mark and Isla for a couple of days out of my 6 day trip. A little father-son bonding time is always a good thing. It also means I get a couple of days camping alone which I haven’t done in a few years. I’m looking forward to it.

We finally purchased and installed new blinds in the motorhome’s windows. Cordless day/night units from Home Depot, cut to length. Quick and easy and they look great.

The yard work I mentioned last update is not done yet; we are waiting for the contrator to schedule our small job. In the meantime, I keep feeding our growing flock of sparrows, chickadees, red-winged blackbirds, and crows. They get very vocal when the feeder is empty! In turn, they are food for our local falcon.

That's about it from us for this update. Stay safe and healthy!

Greg, Tess & Camper


June 12, 2021

A few months have made a big difference - Tess and I have received both doses of Covid vaccine and are feeling much more confident about being out and about. 90%+ protection is great.

Nearly all adults here in Alberta have had at least their first dose and infection numbers are way down, so things are opening up again. We went out for a real dine-in sit down meal last night. The best pizza in town and ice cold beer with great service makes me happy.

Things are generally going well. In fact, I thing 2021 will be a great year. We recently went into partnership on a townhouse with our son Mark. He will move in at the end of July. It is in a mature development in St Albert and has been very nicely revnovated and updated. The back yard patio is huge and very private. Lots of space for Isla to play.

Now that the nice weather is here for a while, we have been out camping a couple of times. The