We are back in Bashaw! We come here almost every summer to enjoy our family and friends, the prairie life, good fresh farm food, and a yearly family camp-out. Plus we get to moochdock off various family members!!
We have arrived.
Our beautiful site with fabulous views and electricity and no neighbors!!
View of field behind our rig
Our site after some rain (and then some)
View from our front window
Our great site – privacy, peacefulness, and solitude
Our site sits in the beautiful prairies of Alberta surrounded by fields, gardens, flowers, and fabulous scenery.
The surrounding fields
Wheat at sunset
View from the farmhouse
Flowers in the garden
Huge puff ball – note my foot in the lower left corner
Flower in the early morning dew
Rooster in the window!
Time to do some work to earn our keep!
Fresh home grown lettuce
Beautiful Alberta sky!
The town of Bashaw and the surrounding area offers some great farm life scenery including grain elevators, lots of sloughs full of birds, flower gardens, and farmers fields with crops and/or cattle. It is such a beautiful place with open spaces and lots of color!
Ruddy Duck – the male has a light blue beak
Bashaw grain elevator
Hay fields by Buffalo Lake
Bashaw grain elevator
Bee on flower
Changing the oil in the mower
Heading out to the field
Showing off his new t-shirt from WaWa
Canola fields and slough
The long road
Meeting Creek grain elevator
When ran into town one day to the grocery store and lo and behold the main street was closed off because Gord Bamford was there shooting a music video called “#Redneck”. We decided to stay and check out the fun! The video is now released and it was alot of fun to watch it being filmed.
Gord Bamford’s bus
Woman from video taking a selfie with the donkeys (from the video)
RCMP holding donkeys
Enjoying the filming and chatting with the Gord’s bus driver
A job that must be done!
Filming outside “Bashaw Sports” – the best gun store in the west
Leading donkeys (or pulling donkeys)
Film crew and Gord
Shooting the scenes with Mary (on the bench) in shock over seeing the woman ride the donkey
Girl in the camo cap!
Norm “FINALLY” finds his Dusty Boots!
It is becoming a yearly event for us, attending farm sales!
Auctioneer is Doug Johnson
Parking for auction
Registration for auction
Some of the equipment to be auctioned
The crowd checking things out
Cat attending the auction
The requisite farm sale cat
I finally got to go to “The Alice”! The Alice is a hotel/bar/restaurant in Camrose that I have heard talk about for many, many years. We went out to dinner one night with friends and they recommended eating there. We had a great time with them and it was fun to see where they met and take a stroll down memory lane. It was during the Big Valley Jamboree (BVJ) held in Camrose each year but everyone was already parked and in place for the jamboree so the town was nice and peaceful!
Just a few of the some 20,000 RVs parked for the Big Valley Jamboree
The Alice Hotel
At The Alice
Sketches on the wall in the bar
Serving Alcoholics since 1928
Inside the restaurant