In November I was able to enjoy a few moments in Calgary before travelling up north again for my next job as an HDD Inspector. Short and sweet.
|Matt A's first bday. I agree the chocolate cake was deli!|
In early November I had a chance to catch a nostalgic dinner with my mom like we used to with the family back in the day, finally got to play all you can pinball for the whole night on $10 at my local watering hole and went to my first 1 year old birthday party which was much more adult than you would think.
|Not just a shot of beautiful prime rib, but a representation|
of a nice dinner between my mom and I at "The Keg"
|Pinball night at The Trap|
|Adam's Family, my favourite!|
(well... and Twilight Zone)
|I'm going to crush that cake momma.|
|Hint hint for my bday coming up!|
|Organic Coconut Oil, I hope the fad is still good!|
|Look! Brazil Peanut butter snack|
Back to North East BC (Chetwynd area)
. About 1000 km from Calgary and I really couldn't pick a worse day to set out. White out conditions for the first 1hr and then just cold and snow. A much less remote location this time which was nice, but we had residential neighbours so had to keep it quiet...
Prior to leaving Calgary I had contacted and purchased a bunch of things on Kijiji (Canadian Ebay) along the route to Chetwynd. I had what I thought was more than enough cash in my money clip and hit the road. First buying a FR (Fire Resistant) jacket which was $50, but quite stained so I got it for $45 (important $5 savings if you keep reading) and then a couple knives for $65 both purchases in Calgary. Once in Lacombe (just North of Red Deer) I arrived at the next stop to realise I only had $85 cash left and needed $100 for some safety gear. So, I rummaged through my truck and remembered my secret parking meter stash in my work bag (from 2001) that got me to $100 with twoonies and loonies. Yes! Back on the road and I realised I needed $5 for a hard hat near Edmonton, shit! Gave the guy 3 loonies and 7 quarters, 2 dimes and 1 nickle. Phew! The packrat with an acreage full of miscellaneous items didn't care "money is money". Made it, or did I? I arrived at Superstore needing a $1 for a shopping cart rental (handleful of dimes photo). Took my dimes inside exchanging them for a loonie...which turns out a I didn't need in the end as there was only one cart left which doesn't need any coins, hahahaha and urgh all at once. Finally when I emptied my pockets before bed I found a dime in my pocket realising I jipped the hard hat guy a $0.10 so probably look like a complete ass. Darn...and hilarious at the same time.
|Crash driving just North of Calgary|
|Not much visibility, but I know it|
like the back of my hand...maybe...
|$100 to Matt for his old Safety gear|
|Beautiful snow covered trees|
|All the cash I had left when I arrived in Grande Prairie|
|Nice clean road, so that's good|
So...this is Chetwynd.
|A blurry night shot of Chetwynd,|
much brighter than I expected.
Must be all the Industrial plants?
Deja vu...Like I was in this site trailer before only a little more narrow.
|Better than my basement|
|What a lovely area|
|On the Pine River|
|That's the cloud covered sun|
|30 cm on snow in 24 hrs.|
|Sandy clay balls|