Howdy. So we are doing much better these days for those of you who commented on my Dental whoas of last weekend. Settled into Okotoks and did some meeting and greeting with friends Cheryl and Paul as well as Brother Rob and Mary over the past weekend where they joined us at Riverbend Campground.
The weekend crowd moved on and we settled into trying to solve the internet access issue. It has been very frustrating as the provided wifi here is dodgy at best. Spoke to some folks at Woody’s RV in Calgary who told me all I needed to do was cross the border into Montana, buy a unlimited data plan and SIM card, insert it into my new Mofi Router and “Bob would be my Uncle”! After checking with Verizon in the US they said that wouldn’t work given as soon as I crossed the border into Canada the SIM would recognize that it wasn’t in Kansas anymore and start to charge me roaming and international charges…. not good.
I decided to purchase a Virgin Mobile SIM card and insert that into my Router and after a full day of on the phone Tech access I was able to get it up and running at 13 GB of data/month for $115. This will do for now as my next plan is to search out ICoach as I heard they have a very good plan of 25GB for $100/month. If anyone out there has this plan or a better one please fill me in. We can do without TV but Internet is a must given our work for Wounded Warriors Canada, COPE and TRP.
The next evening we met up with my cousins Sandy and Mike Evans of High River. We always enjoy time spent with these two as they are funny as heck and enjoy a good laugh. Went to dinner at a great Greek place in Okotoks, “Plaka Greek Taverna”. Unassuming from the front but packed with great tasting food inside. Wonderfull to connect with you guys again and hopefully we will see you again before we head out on the 25th.
The next day we met up with Scott Maxwell of WWC for the signing of the Partnership Agreement between WWC and the Calgary Fireman’s Association. It is through these events that we are slowly degrading the misinformation and stigma surrounding PTS. Wonderful Work Scott and Mike Carter!
Yesterday we found a 55 Imp Gallon water container which we will use once we are in place in Saskatchewan as water outlets do not grace each campsite where we are going. We plan to fill this sucker at a water point having installed it in the bed of my 1 ton and then with the aid of a small water pump and drinking hose I will transfer the water to our RV. This will prevent me from having to move the trailer to there water point every few days. Learned this one from a smart dude last year at the same site who filled our trailer a couple of times. RV folks are very helpful and always willing to pitch in.
Today we took a break and headed to the River’s Edge Golf course where we linked up with new friends Cheryl and son Dylon. What a great course with a wide open front 9 and then getting narrow for the back nine down at the river’s edge. Course was in great shape and I enjoyed the rangefinder on each cart as well as the awesome dogs at the turn.