Tuesday we took a trip about hours North of here, across the border into Canada, to a little town called Cranbrook. Now Cranbrook is about an hour Northwest of the border in British Columbia. We have some friends that winter in Yuma at our park, and they spent last winter up north, so haven't seen them for a long while. We chat in emails every day, sometimes several times a day, but they are very nice folks and are well and resigned to make the trek south again this year. They live in a 2010 Tiffin Allegro Bus with their yellow lab Ziva. A very sweet motorcoach. I like them alot, but they are just too big for us. The scenery in Canada is beautiful just as it is here in Montana. We enjoyed the day with them, Jan fixed us a great lunch, they took us for a ride about and looked at their town. Lloyd is a retired bush pilot and big hunting guide in Canada and Alaska. He took us to his former hanger and airport, and we got to walk amongst the planes on the ground and in the building. His former mechanic now has the hanger and has spent many hours renovating a small plane from the ground up. While there, we were lucky enough to get to see a refurbished B17 Bomber that was on display, and there was several water tanker planes that are in the area due to all the forest fires. Here in Kalispell yesterday at our International Airport, there was an incident with a small plane making a landing after the landing gear fell off. Kalispell also has two large yellow and red water tanker planes that fly super low over a lake and take on water while still moving. They are super huge, and one can't imagine how they get that low, take on 2500 gallons of water and still get back up in the air! After the airport, we went to another town close by, Kimberly. It has a ski resort and a few golf courses. As we drove up to the resort, there was a big deer just relaxing by the side of the road! We ended up at the Dairy Queen for Ice cream before we said our good byes and started back to cross the border. That business always makes me a little nervous. The border crossing guard that afternoon asked where we were from. Then he asked where we were born!
He recognized my area code! We didn't get started back until 6 pm and that was later than I liked. All together we saw 26 deer along the roads and that made for a nervous trip. I really don't want to hit any more of them! Yesterday south of here we saw 4 deer and 4 turkeys. They're everywhere. We have one week left here now. Our weather is cooling down and the nights and early mornings are crisp! This Yak is the first animal we saw when we got back in the parking lot from the border crossing. He must be the official Greeter! KayCee is now an international dog! She went with us. I had her proof of rabies shot records and luck was with us, they didn't even ask to see it! They ask Danny if he was buying, selling or dropping anything off and I thought maybe he would tell them he would drop me off...but he didn't! The only purchase we made was at the Dairy Queen and we got change of a Canadian $5 bill. It was great to spend the day with our friends in Eh land and we will see them in Yuma if all goes well. They are going to be parked right next door to us at the Palms RV Resort. It will be a fun winter I'm sure. Lloyd likes to bike, and when they were there before Dan went on a couple of rides with him. I'm sure the girls will get together for some shopping and other activities.