Saturday, September 18, 2010

Canmore in style!

Dinner with the crew of Local 4705. Great night!

Canmore Fire Tower 31 escorting us into town!

We had a little group meeting before we cruised into Canmore.

James, Al, Bird, Mollan, and Kameka riding into Canmore.

Bird the Mexican wrestler!

Fraser had a cold but beautiful ride out of Medicine Hat.

Pies for breakfast!

We arrived early today to be greeted by the members of Canmore Fire, Local 4705 on the side of Hwy. #1. The crew picked us up and escorted us through town with two of their rigs. Once again, another local went above and beyond for us! They put us up at one of their halls and cooked us up a huge lasagna dinner. A big thanks goes out to them and their city for the support.

As for the morning...the roads were dead flat out of Medicine Hat. The temperature was below zero but things were dry, the sky was blue, and the wind was at our back for the first time in a week. The early crew blasted across the Alberta flats, holding speeds of 40 to 45km/hr. Once we got past the business of Calgary, we were into the rolling hills leading up to the Rockies. The views and the ride into Canmore were spectacular! It was some of the most scenic riding I've ever seen in my life.

Thanks again to everyone for all the support. The online total is now over $44,000!

We are off to Salmon Arm in the morning. The BC border will be a sweet thing, even if they are calling for rain. We have the whole crew staying with family out in White Lake. It will be a tough day of climbing but we can't wait!

3 comments:

Meg said...

Excitement is growing and looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow in White Lake. Hope your trip is good. Soon you will be home. Have a safe trip.
Meg

Amanda said...

I just want to say that you guys rock!! I'm so envious and wish I could be there with you all. I'm one of your dispatchers here in Surrey, and working today. Not sure if you know or not, but we also dispatch for Salmon Arm and Shuswap area, and just announced to the Tappen-Sunny Brae fire department to prepare for your arrival! Woohoo! Way to go! almost home. Safe travels and good luck with the Rockies. =)
Amanda

Tony Tanti said...

that picture by the canmore sign is incredible!