Drove to lower 48 to attend Beverly’s wedding

hands, wedding rings

Beverly and Kevin were married August 20, 1983

Tuesday, August 9, 1983—up early for the trip to the lower 48 for the wedding. Stopped at Schmidt’s and Darrel’s. Picked up two hitchhikers at Haines Junction. Made it to Whitehorse and slept a little.

Wednesday, August 10, 1983—truck is gobbling oil!! Saw some nice Burl tables and Burwash. Picked up a hitcher, “Bill” at Watson Lake. Lots of road work, saw a coyote. Napped at Fort St. John, and got to Dawson Creek at 6:00 a.m. Left Bill.

Thursday, August 11, 1983—good roads, made it to Regina about 5:00 a.m. Some rain.

Friday, August 12 1983—hot, 90° and winds 30 to 40 MPH. thru Manitoba. Got to Paul and Ruth’s at 10:00 p.m. and to bed at 12 o’clock.

Saturday, August 13, 1983—went to the dairy barn on our farm. Saw Rodney and Rose, Kenny and Eva, Tony, Harold and Lorraine. Drove on down to Minneapolis to Beverly and Kevin’s. Darrell and Nadia and Laura were there—very hot.

Wednesday, August 17, 1983—Paul and Stevie helped us sort out our things in the chicken house (we’re using it for storage). Went to Bridget Shequen’s place to get some of our things. Visited some people and walked over the farm. Stayed at Paul and Ruth’s.

Friday, August 19, 1983—Hot today. Called Theresa. Went to grooms dinner last night and my sister Virginia and her husband, Don Wink are to come over this evening. They are here from Cedar Rapids Iowa for the wedding.

Saturday, August 20, 1983—got ready for the wedding. Good weather, beautiful wedding, then reception and dance. Everyone had a good time. Went to Ivan and Mary Lou Boulton’s for a party—got home (Nadia’s) at 2:00 a.m.

Sunday, August 21, 1983—up at 6:00 a.m., went to Holiday Inn to have breakfast with Don and Virginia, then it rained. In the afternoon we went to Ivan and Mary Lou’s and Beverly opened presents. Rain quit, then went to Theresa and Earl’s for a barbecued steak supper and it rained again in the evening.

Thursday, August 25, 1983—went to the farm, talked to Borders and came back to Paul’s. Loaded truck for trip back to Alaska.

Friday, August 26, 1983—left Paul and Ruth’s about 8:30 a.m. (Sylvia is staying for a longer visit to go to Europe with her sister Frances and Nadia) Did some shopping, and got to Regina at 9:30 p.m. Got to Saskatoon about 12:30 and napped till 4:00 a.m. Had one rain shower.

Saturday, August 27, 1983—oats are fence post high in the fields around here. Some farmers harvest far into the night. Saw a red fox this morning. Nice sunny day, made Dawson Creek at 6:00 p.m. One rain shower.

Sunday, August 28, 1983—nice dawn, sunny day. Perhaps two dozen porcupines live and dead on the road to Watson Lake. One cross fox, one large black bear. Got to Watson Lake at 9:00 a.m. and got to Whitehorse at 3:00 p.m.

Monday, August 29, 1983—got home about 7:00 a.m. Good to be here. Everything here is okay. Did a few things and visited some people.

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