Heading south on Moose Alley

CAMPGROUND: Paddle River Campground, a county-run park next to the Paddle River Reservoir. Huge, gravel sites with picnic table and firepit. New electricity and water hookups at each site. Very nice, new bathroom. Our site is on the river! $29/night. 4 stars out of 5
LOCATION: Mayerthorpe, Alberta, Canada
WEATHER: Miserable most of the day. High 58 and rain almost all day

We (Uncle Leo, Aunt Martha, caregiver Jack, George and I) got packed up and left their house right on schedule. We took the highway toward Edmonton. It has a lot of steep hills and deep river valleys. Yellowing canola fields along the way made it very pretty. The highway’s unofficial name is Moose Alley. It seemed to be a moose-y day with cool weather and rain, but all we saw was this….

Leo, Martha, and Jack got settled in their motel room while we set up camp. The manager put us in what he described as his best site. He was right! We are right on the water. Due to all the recent rain, the river is very high and is rushing by the back of our Airstream.

George got out his fishing pole and gave it a try.

Unsuccessful, we went back to Plan A for dinner.

While he was out fishing at a nearby pond, I made the campfire. I used the firestarters that I had made with some friends back in Texas. They worked really well, and soon I had a good fire going.

DINNER: Spaghetti with meatballs and Italian sausage. We grilled the meat on the campfire, then added it to the pasta sauce. Side was lettuce salad. Molto bono!

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