Mesquite- Laughlin, NV

October 27,2018 – Arrived in Mesquite, NV just before dark, and settled at the Eurika Casino for a night of Casino Camping!

Short driving day for us today, as we make our way to Laughlin, NV.

A few photos from the front window.

Hello Las Vegas……..

We arrived in Laughlin just in time to check out a Halloween car show at the Tropicana Casino.

(sorry forgot the new camera lenses back at the 5th wheel, and the sun was bright)

Quite a few cars had already left by the time we arrived, but there was still a good turn out considering the temperature was quite warm!

We will be hanging out here in Laughlin for a few weeks as we still have lots of places to see in this area!

2006 Dodge 3500 Cummins 5.9L

Not only does Red still look good, she averaged 15.8 US / 18.98 Imperial MPG towing….. Awesome

Snowbird 2018-2019

October 25, 2018- We managed to leave Milk River, Alberta by 9 am, which is actually quite good for us as we usually don’t get mobile till around oh around 10:00, lol!

This would be our first time crossing the USA border in warm weather and early in the morning, only to be welcomed to a mile long line up!

It took about an hour to get through the line up, but at least we had entertainment! What do you get when you have that many Canadian Snowbirds trying to head south at the same time? Some serious road rage! Wow, stay out of these rvers way heading south!

With our passports in hand, a few questions and we were officially across the border.

First stop was Shelby, MT for a quick stretch and doggie bathroom break.

Here are a few photos from yesterday as we made our way through Montana, it sure looks different from last year when we traveled down.

Just outside Shelby, MT

Highway view Cascade, MT

Crossing the Missouri River

Mile marker 222 – Wolf Creek

A friend of our recommend a different route off of I15 to avoid going through Butte, MT and the 2nd chain up area.

You turn off at Boulder, MT and head east on Montana’s 68 South for 31 miles. Turn right onto Montana 2 West for 6.5 Miles.

Turn left onto Montana 55 South for another 26 mile.

Turn right on Montana 41 into Dillion, MT.

Beautiful drive through cattle country, and newly paved highways!

We usual have 2 days of hard driving, then we slow down and smell the rose.

We made it to Idaho Fall, ID just in time to hit up Walmart for a few fridge groceries and of course a box of wine! 🍷 Hey I do have priorities!!

Gluten Free Multi- Grain Bread

Multi- Grain Gluten Free Bread – Canucks On Wheels

Multi Grain GF Bread Mix from the Bulk Barn in Canada 🇨🇦

This recipe is for a 2 lb loaf in a bread maker.

1-1/2 Cup of warm water

4 Tbsp of Coconut Oil (do not melt)

3 Cups GF Bread Mix

1/4 tsp Xantham Gum

2 tsp of Rapid (Instant) Yeast

Add to your pan in the above order.

Start your breadmaker on Basic Bread setting

2 lb load and Medium Crust( do not use the GF setting)

Using a spatula move the mixture around to help incorporate as your machine starts mixing.

This is where you will notice the gluten free dough appears very dry and dense. Slowly start adding more water until the dough starts to actually resemble bread dough.

I didn’t measure just kept adding. Guessing another 1/8 a 1/4 of a cup of water. Be your own judge.

Close lid and let machine do it’s job!

Multi Grain Gluten Free Bread – Canucks on wheels

The Adventure

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” If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet” – Rachel Wolchon

Today marks 1 year since we moved into our 5th wheel.

July 22,2017 we officially moved out of our house.

It was time to start the final demo on the last 2 rooms in the house.

We are pretty luck, we have 2 amazing and talented kids. They stepped up and helped Myron finish the renovations.

The master bedroom and bathroom were completely gutted and redone.

Our son Randy installed all our flooring, and he did an amazing job!

The only thing left in the kitchen was the completion of the backsplash. Our daughter Courtney picked out the tiles and our son Randy did all the installation.

Now with the inside done, the outside needed a facelift. Again our kids, son in-law Glenn and our friend Gwen stepped up. Without their help we wouldn’t have completed by the deadline as we were both still working full-time. For that we are thankful!!

Renovation now completed and it was finally time to purge our stuff.

We sold, gave away and donated whatever we didn’t want to keep.

With the house emptied, now it came time for Myron’s shop. This was a challenge to say the least. He still planned on doing upholstery when we are back in Canada, so that meant he still needed to keep a lot of his supplies.

Anyone that knows Myron knows if you need it, he will have it!

It took about a week and a half and it was finally done.

And on October 31, we said our final goodbye to the house that we raised our children in and locked the front door for the last time, as the next chapter of our story began.

Cocopah Casino

We decided that Yuma,AZ would be our next stop as there is so much to see and do in the area. We decided instead of staying out in the desert that we would blacktop camp at Cocopah Casino just south of Yuma. The casino will allow you to stay in their RV parking lot for $6.00/night or $35.00/ week. This is just blacktop camping with no hookups. They do have level sites, security that drives around, and daily garbage pick up.

A view from the RV parking lot looking at the casino.

The RV sites are wide enough to have your slides out and be able to park beside your rig.

Unfortunately we didn’t get to cross as much off our list as we had planned, we did however spent quite a bit of time at the Foothills Animal Hospital in Yuma. Our little Miss Bella ended up with stuvite bladder stones that required emergency surgery.

The surgery went great, Miss Bella is doing fantastic and has healed quite nicely.

We did manage to take in some Yuma history which I will post in another blog.

We are hoping to make it back to Yuma later this winter to cross more off our list.