Sunday, June 30, 2013

Guitars and Wagons in Grande Praireeee!!

Last weekend
a hop (sky train), jump (Vancouver to Edmonton) and a skip
took us to Grande Prairie.
Our Becky picked us up at the airport
and whisked us through this
city of wide streets, open spaces,
trucks, and tumble weed sunshine.

Macie greeted us and we immediately
fell in love with this sweet
chocolate lab!

We came on the perfect weekend - it was a true Wild West "mini stampede"
Pomeroy Guitars and Wagons Weekend.

What a thrill to be given VIP passes
to chuck wagon races, bull riding, barrel racing,
concerts, and delicious banquets!
Corb Lund performed on
the Friday evening - what a blast.

We sat in the "Grande" stand
and enjoyed sunny days
filled with lots of
action and cheering crowds ....

"That's A" Tractor - with my 3 favourite peeps

.... but the best part of all 
was staying in the bestest B & B & L & D!!
We really enjoyed staying with the "kids"
in their beautiful and comfy home.

Our cozy Dream bed!

The back yard with a touch of Ontario

The inviting dining room.

Sunday dinner and market lunch was spent with Shari, a friend and 
foodie blogger at Tales from a Small Kitchen.

Patrick cooked up some delicious burgers (Buffalo, Beef, and
Sausage mixture with brie cheese and seasoning) on the grill.

Becky made a tasty salad
of fresh greens from Shari's garden,
guacamole, and all the fixings.

Dessert was rhubarb dumplings made with fresh
and lovely red rhubarb from the garden.
(I need to get a root from that rhubarb variety)

Homemade Pizza on the BBQ for our last evening.
Patrick is an excellent BBQer.
It was so much fun making the pizza dough with Becky.
We should have cooked together more often ... hope we
have many more times like this!


Before we knew it - it was time to say our
good-byes!  We miss you already!

Well, we made it home safe and sound
to a garden full of huge weeds - ugh!
a little doggie glad to see us again,
hot and humid weather,
and a good night's sleep in our own bed!
Home Sweet Home......

Till next time .......... needing a vacation from our vacation - smile!

P.S. Enjoy this Canada Day Weekend!!!!


  1. Looks like you ended your travels well! Isn't it the truth that you need a vacation after a vacation!? Happy Canada Day weekend to you!

  2. From the photos it looks like Becky got her Mom's flare for food and design, lovely cozy pics of their home, I'm really happy for them. I think the Farmer would need a few hundred more acres for a tractor that big.
    Happy Canada Day to you and your's.

  3. What a lovely visit! Family, friends and good food!! Not to forget furry friends :) Hope you're getting a good rest - it's always nice to come home. Happy Canada Day!

    (now I'm going to check out your friend with the food blog!)

  4. Your "wild west" weekend looks like it was a lot of fun! Definitely no place like that where I live!

  5. A fun time with yummy food in the 'wild west':) We had a daughter living in Grande Prairie many years ago, that was my chance to visit this great place!

  6. How fun to visit Becky...yup, I bet it was an excellent B & B & L & D! Sounds like you had a magnificent trip.

  7. So great to finally meet the two of you, Rosella; especially after hearing so many things over the past few years (all good, of course!). Great pics in this post. I love the one of Patrick holding Macie. Hope too see you again soon!