Veggie Voyagers

Couple travelled 30 states and 3 Canadian provinces between 7/07 and 5/08 running their 1987 Ford truck on straight veggie oil. The blog continues with a focus on the natural world and energy politics from a personal perspective

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Dusty 734

 Catching up now after our four days on the dusty but reliable 734 road... This first photo was from our night spot along the North Saskatchewan River looking west to that elusive spine of Rockies and the sun perfectly balanced in the hazy sky. The southern portion of the road was less distressing than the last post. Miles and miles of forest, frequent clear cuts and what the foresters call "even aged trees" but also beautiful meadows and yellow aspen.
 Our daily routines take on a comfortable regularity. Sasha is too old to leap into the cab so she and Michael have a little cuddle each time she loads up. Her face always looks a bit embarrassed but you can tell she is glad to have him properly trained in the best way to lift her.
 We saw lots of free range animals. Besides the sheep there were lots of horses and cattle along this section. Perhaps the most scenic sight was Ram Falls.
 My most leisurely day though... as Michael spent the day working was along the Clearwater River. He processed 33 gallons of veggie oil and patched the places the ladder had pulled loose and other gashes from our accident. I collected garbage, meditated, messed with my photos and read...all on a lovely warm day.
I now have what he jokes is post traumatic rolling disorder... I'm quite anxious to have the brake on and chocks on all four tires but have been appreciative that all our stops, including last night on a "poison gas pipeline" were fundamentally flat.


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