May 31, 2006

Plasma Wall Mount and Big Screen TV Wall Units

Plasma Wall Mount and Big Screen TV Wall Units

This is probably the wall mount I'd use to install a 42" plasma display in our 'sun' room. It's flexibility enables the corner positioning needed for best viewing location. Pricey, but seems well constructed.

Will have to figure out how to arrange cabling for neatness.

May 29, 2006

BBC NEWS | Business | Germany's wind farms challenged

BBC NEWS | Business | Germany's wind farms challenged

Wind power may not be all that its German advocates suggest. I maintain that wind power on the scale Vermont is considering is merely 'feel good' electricity and not a meaningful, reliable component of the public power supply.

May 25, 2006

Of Love and Money - New York Times

Of Love and Money - New York Times

David Brooks' foray into the reasons for inequality in society are right on the money. Stable, disciplined, loving relationships in a culture of learning makes all the difference. Kids need mental, emotional and physical nourishment to thrive. When that's available, individuals, regardless of race or sex, make economic progress.

Redistributing money and resources via government programs will not solve the problem. Welfare alone does not improve the lot of those at the bottom f the economic ladder.

May 24, 2006

The Final Leg of Our Trip

Day 53 May 18, 19, 20 21, 22 and 23

We relaxed for the last five days of our journey before heading home quickly from Chicago , ending a wonderful journey across this magnificent country.

On Thursday and Friday (May 18 & 19) we settled in at Illinos Beach State Park on the west shore of Lake Michigan just behind the dunes in Zion, IL, near Waukegan. We had nice weather, albeit a bit cool. We had a very nice grassy campsite and staked out the dogs to free them from the RV. More about the park here.

On Thursday night, Libby visited from Chicago with her Aired aleand we enjoyed a 'sandwich supper' with a campfire and watched as the deer came within 59 yards of the dogs and weren't phased in the least. We saw the deer often in the time we were at the park. On Friday we just chilled out napping, reading, taking the dogs for long walks and leisurely enjoying the uncrowded campground.

Spencer, a carpenter and a campground host came around when he saw the 'dales and we chatted for a bit. He's a dog breeder and was admiring Scffer and Jesse. Next thing we knew he had delivered Friday's campfire, a nice gesture as we had scrounged partially burned wood from the vacant site fireplaces for Thursday's fire.

On Saturday morning we headed for the Mitchells in Wheaton and remained with them for two nights, again a leisurely visit with Jim, Kim and Abby, who had been at the Illinois State Track & Field Finals on Friday. Jim treated us to 'the best deep dish pizza in the world' from We attended Wheaton Bible Church with them on Sunday followed by a wonderful breakfast at Eggcentric in downtown Wheaton. We really appreciated their kind hospitality and they were 'in love' with our 'dales, having just lost their Labrador, Missy, of many years in January. We had a wonderful time with them and are most grateful for their friendship.

On Monday we were off at 0900 from Chicagoland headed on I-80/90 to Vermont. SInce the weather was good, we decided to run for home, just under 1000 miles, in two days. (Hey, Jim, there was NO traffic backup at all that constructio around I-94/90/80. Can you believe it?) We zipped through Illinois, Indiana and Ohio and spent Monday night at the Erie, PA Wal-Mart after a woderful buffet at the Golden Corral, a treat we had tried twice before, once just east of Kansas City and the other time... I forget where . They are a very good franchise and their sirloin steak is wonderful, as is all the other food and very reasonable, too, twenty bucks for the two of us.

Carol awoke with an eye irritation and for a while she was considering a trip to the ER to have it looked at, but she tried some eye wash and drops and as the day went on, she was better.

WIth continued good weather we zipped across New York on I-90, the NY Thruway, and arrived in Vermont via Glens Falls at about 7:oo pm. We stopped to see the Shoreham Ushers and visited briefly with Caroline and Gawain.

Then north on Rte 22a we were treated to a very beautiful sunset framed by the Adirondacks and before we knew it , I was filling the gas tank for the last time at Maplefield's in Colchester. Our 11,000 mile journey was over and we had seen this magnificent country and many of its national parks , many good folks along the way and more prairie than I ever want too see again!!

Later, I hope to assemble a 'best and worst/highest/lowest' list of various facets of our odyssey.

May 19, 2006

U.S. Indictment for Big Law Firm in Class Actions - New York Times

U.S. Indictment for Big Law Firm in Class Actions - New York Times:

Good work by the Justice Department. These scavengers have made $Millions from this class action nonsense. I encourage the Justice Department to keep after the slimy scoundrels who are some of the prime movers of this nefarious scheme that has cost corporations $Billions. They should be put out of business and forced to give back the millions they've made and/or sent into bankruptcy defending their underhanded tactics.

"Prosecutors have so far been stymied in efforts to charge the two primary targets of the investigation, Mr. Weiss and his former partner, William S. Lerach. In 2004, Mr. Lerach started his own firm on the West Coast. Both men were told in February that they would not be indicted at this time, although people involved in the talks say they remain targets of prosecutors."

May 18, 2006

Going Wireless Most Places You Go - New York Times

Going Wireless Most Places You Go - New York Times

This 'basics' piece describes in detail the cellular broadband services offered by the primary cellular carriers. During this cross country trip, we had access to Verizon's network, I'd estimate 85% of the time. As we passed through or close to most major cities , we could connect at high speeds using Verizon's BroadbandAccess. While in more rural areas, we could connect at dialup speeds nearly everywhere we could get Verizon service.

I'm writing this post from Illinois Beach State Park on Lake Michigan, about halfway between Milwaukee and Chicago (near Waukegan, IL) connected to Verizon's high speed network.

All in all, I'm very impressed with the service and would recommend it to anyone traveling in the U.S. It beats searching for WiFi hotspots and there is no comparable service to cellular that enables you to remain connected to while travelling by automobile.

It really is wonderful to be able to browse the Internet or do email or search for directions while traveling America's hiways and byways at 60 mph.

May 17, 2006

Madison, WI & Chicago Area

Day 47 May, 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17

Paola, Daniela and Kids
Daniela & Max

The blog's been quiet for the past few days because we have been resting in Madison, WI with friends, Bart, Daniela and their two beautiful children, Nicole and Max.

We arrived in Madison after an overnight stay at the Albert Lea Wal-Mart in Minnesota in the early afternoon on Saturday and hung out with our friends for the rest of the day. (Daniela was Carol's Italian tutor when they lived in Burlington. They've been in Madison for a couple of years. They both went to grad school at UW so are familiar with the area.)

We enjoyed a wonderful lasagna for dinner followed by a Mother's day brunch of tasty waffles. Bart then left for Cincinnati in the afternoon with Nicole to visit his sister who has been ill. We spent time with Dany, then had a great fish dinner at Joey's Fish House.

We are parked on the street and sleep in the RV rather than bother the house with the dogs.

On Monday we toured downtown Madison including a visit to the Terrace building on the waterfront (there are two lakes within the city limits of Madison) designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It's a very beautiful building and well-maintained, too, used for many public and private functions and by the University. We then toured the state capitol, a very stately domed building with exterior white granite from Bethel, Vermont!! The capitol was rebuilt after a fire in the early 1900s and they spared no expense. Very impressive interior faced and floored with marbles from throughout the world.

Our tour was followed by a great lunch at a 'Continental' restaurant owned by a Sicilian and serving wonderful Italian food. Best Italian food we've had at a restaurant thus far on the trip.

On Monday I had the RV serviced at a local Dodge dealer and Carol and I both got much needed haircuts. Yesterday we visited an RV dealer and looked in detail at a Winnebago View, the hottest selling RV in today's market. It's only 24' but very spacious inside and comes standard with a Diesel engine providing 18-20 mpg. It's a very nicely designed vehicle. We've made no decision to trade in our trusty Xplorer, which has served us well on this journey.

Yesterday afternoon we visited friends of Dany's who pastor a Methodist church in Lomira, about 75 miles east of Madison, near Fond du Lac. Paola is Italian and her husband, John, and she pastored churches in Sicily before coming to the U.S. Their children are bilingual and we had a nice family dinner and visit with them.

Today, we readied the RV and traveled to Waukegan, IL to visit Brenda, a childhood friend from Milford, MA. We had a nice meal and a very warm visit. She suggested Illinois Beach State Park on Lake Michigan and we are now there, one of the few hardy campers. There are scores of campsites here with electricity, just back from the lake shore.

The weather has been miserable since we ran into the stationery storm that is sitting astride the country's midsection. It is clear now, but we have had showers and thunderstorms all day and showers since we entered central Minnesota.

We are settled in for the night and will visit two other families in the Chicago area before heading home. We will start for home next Monday, arriving a bit earlier than expected, spending a week at home before heading to Wrentham/Foxboro, MA.

May 14, 2006

The Greening of Nuclear Power - New York Times

The Greening of Nuclear Power - New York Times

I can hardly believe the New York Times is speaking positively about nuclear power. I have long believed that we absolutely need to invest in nuclear power to generate electricity ( My high school salutatory address was in support of nuclear power in the '50s. Our demand will only increase and we will be far better off with sane and safe nulear development than 'tilting at windmills.'

I have seen only three wind energy installations during our 9, 000 miles of travel except for installations in California (by far the largest), Alberta and Minnesota.

May 13, 2006

Black Hills, Badlands, and Minnesota

Day 42 May 10, 11 & 12 2006

On Wednesday the weather in Spearfish, SD was cold with snow flurries. The campground owner checked conditions for us in the higher elevations where Mount Rushmore is. It was snowing, but not sticking, so we chose to 'head for the hills' because the NOAA weather broadcast predicted clearing for later in the day.
By the time we reached Mt. Rushmore, the sun was breaking through with an occasional passing snow shower that amounted to nothing. Rushmore is beautiful, magnificent actually, and the surroundings and access facilties have been upgraded in the recent past.

We spent the remainder of the afternoon marveling at the concept and the sculptor, Borglum's, implementation and ability to pull this off some 60+ years ago. He was a big thinker with commitment, but probably not easy to work with.
Everyone traveling west should spend time in So. Dakota's Black Hills to visit this masterpiece and also visit Crazy Horse (more later).

Our Spearfish RV park folks recommended an RV park in Hill City, so we checked it out and it was really a full-service facility called J Bar RV Ranch Resort. This place had wide open spaces and a place for horses, if an RVer happened to be traveling with them. We decided to stay and it turns out that the Wi-Fi actually worked, unlike a few other places who advertised it, but it didn't work unless you were in the park office, if it worked at all.

The night was cold so they shut off the water early in the evening, but that's really no bother to us, because I always keep out fresh water tank full and we use little water anyway. The propane heater kept us warm and toasty all night.

The next morning we headed for Crazy Horse, the labor of love of the family of the original sculptor, Korczak Ziolkowski (born in Boston) who, in the late 40s, accepted the request of Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear, to carve a mountain as a tribute to the Indian Crazy Horse, a Lakota hero. This massive effort is totally privately funded and work progresses as funds are available, unless some huge gift arrives, it will be several decades before completion. The face of Crazy Horse was completed in 1998 and workers continue to chip away at the remainder. To give an idea of the size of this project, the Rushmore carving would fit on the head portion of Crazy Horse which will include his outstretched arm sitting atop a horse! This is definitely worth a visit. We were told that 3 million people visit Rushmore annually and 2 million (at $20/head)come to Crazy Horse, which includes a spacious museum of Indian culture and artifacts, some of Korczak's other sculptures and many other attractions planned. Korczak's wife still runs things and 7 of their 10 children are involved in the work.

From there we spent the remainder of the afternoon at the American Woodcarver's Museum and were fascinated with the talent of the carvers whose work was displayed.Then we headed west and stopped, of course at Wall Drug in Wall, So. Dakota. Check out the website for the story of this phenomenon which is advertised for 100's of miles in all directions and caters to 20,000 visitors on a busy summer day. Astonishing! It's obviously much more than a drug store, although they continue to fill prescriptions and coffee is five cents. It's an amazing place and houses a wonderful collection of Western art, among other things. We ate supper there (roast beef dinner for $8.50!).

We stayed in an RV park in Wall and then had breakfast at Wall Drug, too, before starting for the Badlands National Park.
This was our last sightseeing sojourn before heading east toward home. The day was clear and calm and the 35 mile loop through the park was uncrowded, as you'd expect in early May, and the formations and colors were beautiful. We stumbled on some young bighorn sheep and, of course, there was a prairie dog town. We had a very easy journey through the Park on a winding road with many stopping places for pictures. We took plenty.

Now we were on I-70 and we pounded that pavement for 450 miles today and are now in Albert Lea (what a strange name for a town/city) Minnesota in the Wal-Mart parking lot after a fabulous Chinese buffet of very good food for $7.50. We chatted with the folks and suggested that their prices are too low. Even a Heinekens was only $2.62!

As soon as we entered Minnesota it began to rain with some strong cross winds on the highway. Fortunately traffic was light with relatively few trucks. It's fascinating to observe the change in landscape and agriculture as these miles rolled by. From the Badlands of beauty to the rolling prairie with mostly ranches and some tilled land, to the deep black soil of the Minnesota farms, big farms, flat, nearly all cultivate with few grazing cattle. I saw no corn west of the Missouri river, but slowly the cultivation changed to include wheat, and other grains and some corn. In the eastern area of So. Dakota and in all of Minnesota so far, corn is plentiful, as evidenced by last year's stalks that are being harrowed under as this year's crop of something else replaces it. God, the land looks rich here and much of the cultivation seems to support dairy herds.

The last 30 miles of I-70 west of here are terrible. Concrete surface with failing joints with no recent bituminous patching. Kerthump, kerthump, kerthump. The left lane was a little better, but Minnesota should be ashamed of such a lousy road. So. Dakota's I-70 is far better. Minnesota gets the booby prize for the worst Interstate highway.

We saw three groups of a half dozen big windmills, but 1/3 of them were not turning, despite a strong wind. I'm convinced that windmills, if they are truly worthwhile as a source of electricity, belong on the prairie, not on mountain tops as Vermont's proposals suggest. I saw no windmills on any hills or mountains this whole trip.

Tomorrow we will be in Madison, Wisconsin and will visit a few days with Bart and Daniella and their two children. She was Carol's Italian tutor when they lived in Burlington. We also visited with her parents in Garlate, Italy a year ago.
Now time for a good night's rest. Traffic around this Wal-Mart Supercenter has tapered off to nothing, so it should be quiet.

May 9, 2006

Deadwood, So. Dakota

Day 39 May 9, 2006

Last night it rained and turned cold. By morning it was showing and about 3" had accumulated so we decided to stay here in Spearfish for the day and another night. It snowed off and on during the day, but let up a bit in the afternoon so we decided to go to Deadwood and to see the town and have supper.

Deadwood is a tourist mecca where limited stakes gambling is allowed and the state takes a cut to reinvest in restoration of the old buildings in this 1870-1880s gold mining town. They have done wonderful job with the gambling money since 1989 and nearly every building houses slot machines. Live poker and blackjack is available in some places, but the town was really empty at this time of year.

In Deadwood the streets were empty and the sun came out bright and shining. Then about 5:00 pm the snow started again. It had stopped by the time we headed back to Chris' RV Park. Now, at 6:45 pm, it's snowing again, huge wet flakes that stick to the grass, but not the roadways. The forecast is for this to continue tonight, but the weather is expected to turn warmer tomorrow.

While we have been traveling in these western states famous for their beef, I have been ordering a medium rare rib eye steak comparing the various offerings. Tonight, at the Mineral Palace (Gem's Steak house), I had the best rib eye of the trip. Cooked just right and topped with garlic and Parmesan cheese, it was spectacularly tender and tasty. I think the secret lies in cutting them thinner than 1" and grilling over a hot fire quickly to seal in the juices. The second best steak was in Tuba City, AZ in the Navajo nation.

So, we'll watch a movie tonight and head for Mount Rushmore tomorrow, assuming the snow ends.

Alberta Musings

Alberta Musings

While we spent a few miles in British Columbia and some of yesterday in Saskatchewan, most of our Canadian time was in Alberta. I really like this province.
It seems the whole prairie is underlain with oil, gas, coal or other minerals, not to mention the Athabascan Oil Sands which are further north than we traveled. In today's world of high energy prices, these resources have created a rich, vibrant economy with Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer and other oil patch cities really booming. Construction is rampant in all these places and others as prairie gives way to homes, shopping centers and industrial buildings. Unemployment is very low and help wanted billboards and 'trailer signs' are everywhere. Although I didn't see any new drilling rigs form the main highway, more than two thirds of the oil wells were pumping.

Traffic in and around the cities is tolerable, no traffic jams, because the planners of today's roads allowed extra lanes and many highways, which was a real pleasure for driving. And the roads everywhere were in very good condition, an order of magnitude better than what we experienced in Saskatchewan.

The people we met were gracious and friendly and we enjoyed ourselves with them and their 'dales. Our time at Calvary Worship Centre, once we found it, was a warm and caring experience, too.

Oh the Rockies! The breath taking, grandeur of Jasper and Banff National Parks was more than I expected. With wonderful weather, good roads, no traffic, the vistas were fantastic. I fell in love with these mountains. The amenities were also first rate, everything clean, well cared for and people friendly. I think these two national parks were a cut above the parks we have seen in the U.S.

The RV parks were clean, efficient and generally open, at least the larger ones. About half had WiFi, so we were able to get online every few days, too. On average, the parks charged about CN$27, a bit more than parks in the U.S. Motels were more expensive and food was about the same. Gasoline averaged about CN$1.15/liter, or about US$4.00/gallon.

Alberta is worth a visit and Jasper & Banff are 'don't miss.'

May 7, 2006

Saskatchewan And Crossing the Border

Day 36

After washing the RV, we headed east again to visit another Airedale owner in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, a town of about 2,400 about 8 kilometers south of Rte. 1. We found Dale and Halia's home with good directions that she had provided on Friday. They kindly treated us to a delicious bountiful lunch with scrumptious food prepared for a party planned for the evening. Dale is a surveying engineer and Halia is an IT person with expertise in GIS and AutoCad. They are both displaced easterners who had lost jobs and moved west. They are wonderful people with 'dales Ginger and Jasmine, sweet dispositioned and very calm compared to our two dogs.

Dale and Halia have extensively remodeled their home over the past two years and it is beautiful! After a short, but fun, visit with these hospitable folks, we headed east again, planning to be in Montana on Saturday night. Well the best laid plans...

At this moment we are sitting in the entrance road of a gas pipeline compressor station where we spent the night. Wal-Mart's it's not, but we are in the middle of the Saskatewan prairie stretching to the horizon in all directions waiting for the border to open at 0900.

Here's the rest of the story. We took what looked on the map to be the shortest route on what appeared to be main roads. Haha! We drove nearly 100 miles on these roads which were in terrible condition, crumbling pavement with gravel filled holes where the surface had been chewed up by heavy machinery, trucks and frost, I presume. What a mess. In the final 60 miles, we saw a total of 5 other vehicles!!

We were now in Monchy, SK. It turns out that Monchy is nothing but a border station and what appears to be an unoccupied dwelling. There was a fellow 100 meters away who motioned to us when we stopped at the gate. I went to talk with him. He lambasted me for being there yelling and telling me I was lucky I wasn't shot, to get back on the Canadian side of the border immediately. I explained to him that I thought he was signalling for me to come, so I did. He continued to rant and rave, telling me that there was a 24-hour border station 200 miles either east or west from here. Well, I was not about to drive back on these worthless roads in the dark, and that he, whoever he was, (he never identified himself as part of Homeland Security), but said that he would have to make '16 phone calls' because I had come across the border 100 meters (I can only presume he was full of crap, or that I had triggered some motion detectors.) I did not want to piss him off any more than he was, after all he may have been the customs agent and I wanted no trouble when we did cross the border in the morning. He was not to be reasoned with so I went back to Canada to spend the night.

So ends our quiet, peaceful night on the prairie in sight of the border and some distant farm buildings and grain bins and a few oil wells, only one of which is pumping. The day has dawned clear and we watched a herd of deer grazing in the gray stubble of last year's crop. The five deer, along with a red fox, many yellow bellied birds, a red fox and a couple of Canadian geese have been sharing the prairie with us this peaceful Sunday morning. So ends our 8 day Canadian adventure. Next stop, Malta, Montana, for some gas and a cup of coffee. Hopefully, Malta really is a town rather than a dot on the map with a label, like Monchy. And I pray for much better roads on Rte 191 until we reach U.S. Rte 2 which should be OK. (We met a total of 3 vehicles in the 55 miles from the border to Malta). We will head south then east and probably travel to Williston, ND for the night (We traveled to Dickinson, ND, instead...400 miles of prairie, and are staying the night.)

We have another hour to wait until the border opens on this beautiful May morning on the endless prairie.

May 5, 2006

Day 34 May 4, 2006

Stupendous, breathtaking, glorious, the adjectives do not do justice to yesterday's trip from Hinton through Jasper national Park and Banff National Park and a journey onto the Athabasca glacier in the Columbia Ice Fields.

Neither do the Olympus or the Canon photos do it justice. Words are not sufficient to describe it, so I will use no more.

A glorious day, fine weather and we treated ourselves to a motel in Canmore just a few miles form Banff, surrounded by Rockies.

The Canadian Rockies are stupendous. Make this trip if you like mountains!

May 2, 2006

Calgary & Edmonton Alberta

Day 29, 30, 31 April 29, 30, May 1

Leaving Fort Macleod, AL we decided to visit the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump before heading north to Calgary. This unique interpretive center is situated in a multilevel structure nestled into the 10 meter cliffs. Buffalo jumps were special places where the plains Indians, in this case the Blackfeet, would carve out 35-150 bison from the main herd in September and drive them over a cliff/escarpment to their death or serious injury below. The whole family/clan would be camped nearby ready to butcher the animals for the fierce winter ahead. This site had been used for 5000+ years, according to carbon dating of the 10 meters of bones. There were 100s or 1000s of these buffalo jumps on the plains and the Indians had honed their community skills to provide this efficient way to obtain a winter's worth of sustenance for the clan.

Why the name Head-Smashed-In? Legend has it that 150 years ago a young Indian hid under the cliff to watch the action and he was later found dead with his skull smashed from the following buffalo.

After this visit, we headed north to Calgary and located our next RV site at Pine Creek, on the outskirts of this oil patch boom town, now nearing a million population and expanding in every direction. We visited the Airedale breeders, Joanne and John Helm and their 'dales and pups at their mini-ranch on the prairie a bit east of Galgary. Later we enjoyed a fine dinner at a local restaurant. John said the weather was turning and by morning we could have some snow. He was right, unfortunately. We awoke on Sunday morning to spitting snow and a biting north wind, temperatures in the low 30s after the previous afternoon's sunshine and low 70's! Alberta is a place of contrasts, that's for sure.

We sleep warmly thanks to the propane heater, but we needed to refill the tank so we did that before finding Calvary Worship Centre (after some difficulty). They meet at a neighborhood community center and we arrived barely in time for the sermon. The church reminded me of the early days at Maranatha when we met in the Essex Junction High School.

We introduced ourselves to the pastor and his wife, Robin and Cathy, who immediately invited us to have lunch with them at a local Italian Restaurant along with Jay and Steve, two young men who, I think, board/live with them. We had a fine time of fellowship and a great meal, too. We find such warm hospitality here with all the folks we're meeting in Alberta. Robin and Kathy are first rate ministers caring for their flock. May the Lord richly bless them!

On to our next RV park in Red Deer, halfway between Calgary and Edmonton. We stocked up on groceries and were first time visitors to a Canadian Tire Company store. What a wonderful place! They carry a full line of automotive parts, tools, housewares, pet supplies and all kinds of useful stuff, sort of a cross between, Home Depot (without the lumber), Auto Zone, and Wal-Mart.

Because the weather is forecasted not to be great until Wednesday, we decided to head north to visit more Airedale folks in Edmonton before traveling to Jasper and Banff. We'll take the journey north to south rather than the other way around. We are in the Glowing Embers RV Park after spending the afternoon with Louise Chady, Airedale breeder who successfully manage six 'dales in a fine home in a subdivision. They have a litter of eight beautiful 2-week old pups. We had a lovely dinner with Karen and Louise and briefly met Ivan, Louise's husband, before heading back to the Glowing Embers.

Edmonton is booming, too, with a growth economy fostered by petroleum and natural gas production. Many wheat fields from Calgary all the way north to Edmonton sprout oil pumps and natural gas facilities and the highway has many trucks loaded with drill pipe. With oil above $70/bbl, this region is seeing robust growth, a shortage of labor and high housing and land prices.

It's now the morning of May 2 and we decided to stay put in this RV park because it's cold, windy and started snowing during the night and is still snowing at 10:30 am, but doesn't seem to be sticking to the ground. Jasper is higher and colder, so driving conditions might be a little dicey there. We'll decide later whether to stay here another night or move on toward Jasper.

This park has Wi-Fi and we were on the Internet last night, but I'm having trouble connecting this morning. Grrr!! Now 1:30 pm and Wi-Fi is fixed by RV park.