Sorry Phoebe, we've been really busy with work the past couple weeks so we haven't spent much time with you. It's not you - it's us. And work.
Last Saturday the sun was shining so we drove out to Shadybrook. After picking up some dinner supplies at the Seba Beach Farmer's Market (the last Farmer's Market of the season) and dropping them off at Phoebe, we headed to Pembina River.
We love Pembina. Our hike was so pretty with the fall colours and even though the sky threatened, it didn't rain. The river is much higher than earlier in the summer and of course no one was floating down it. And hardly no campers in the campsite.
As we hiked around, we found a staircase leading up so we took it. The stairs and short hike brought us in to the town of Evansburg - home of the Grouch. We walked around town and found the story of the Grouch on the post office wall. It's fun discovering how small towns create their own unique "personality".
It is definitely fall weather now so we burned a lot of wood in the evening and the dogs dusted off their sweaters. Around 8 pm they opted for the heated blanket in the trailer vs. spending time with us at the campfire.
We made s'mores and Jiffy pop (traditional camping food) to finish off this camping season.
It was really cold and drizzly in the morning so we headed home. We went to the RV Wars (no one was in combat gear) to see if we would like a larger "box" trailer. While they have a lot of room and amenities (like fireplaces, island kitchens and huge TVs), we still really love Airstreams.
In the next week or so we will go out to Shadybrook and haul Phoebe home to clean and winterize her. Winter - augh.
We are still undecided about Shadybrook for the 2017 season. We know Phoebe is too small for Shadybrook so the question is, do we buy a bigger trailer or put Phoebe on steroids?
Mellissa & James live in Edmonton, Alberta and enjoy exploring. Currently our Airstream is parked at a seasonal site about an hour from our home.