Today was a much-needed short day of travel. Our first two days were over 10 hours, so today’s 6-hour or so drive was nice!
We left Great Falls, Montana, this morning and crossed into Canada. I was worried about crossing the border… not because we look like sketchy people! 🙂 I was worried because if they had wanted to open our trailer for an inspection and look through it, there was no way we would be able to get that thing packed again! My dad is the master packer (it’s a weird but useful talent), and everything has its place with zero room left. To unpack it without him would be disaster for Mom and me. BUT PRAISE JESUS! It only took about 5 minutes to get through the border crossing at Sweet Grass, MT/Coutts, Alberta. And they didn’t even ask me about the dog who was sticking her head up front. Easy peasy! We’ll take it!
We paused for a few quick pics and met a lady traveling on her own with her little pop-up camper all the way from Mississippi to Alaska. She stopped to take a pic, so I offered to take her pic for her. A lady making that long trip on her own deserves to be in her own picture!
We made good time to Calgary and drove out to the Olympic Park. Mom, Abby-Li, and I stretched our legs and walked up to the top of the luge then over to the bobsled run. It’s been a beautiful day in Canada! Sunny and warm, great for getting out and about.
After a mid-afternoon lunch, we checked into the hotel for a nap and a chilled out evening. Tomorrow is another long day with lots of drive-by and pull-over sightseeing along the Icefields Parkway and then a camping night! We’re excited!
We may not have wifi to do updates over the next few days, and my phone is on airplane mode while we travel. Mom’s international phone plan was way cheaper than mine, so we’re using her phone unless there’s an emergency. But stay tuned and keep praying for us! It’s been such a treat for my heart and Mom’s to see the beauty of God’s creation as we go along. Thanks for your prayers!