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#9680424 - 11/13/19 08:08 AM Re: LF: 1 Gently used Moof [Re: ]
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#9688027 - 11/25/19 12:53 PM Re: LF: 1 Gently used Moof [Re: HondaBilly]
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Been back in the mother land for just over a week now and feelsgoodman

The drive fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucking sucked, to the fucking nines.

Snow storm rolled through Quebec so we left a day late, then we only made it to Edmundston on our first day of driving, should have only taken 5 hours or so to get there but it took 8...rain turned to freezing rain for 2 hours, the roads were insane-o bad, then turned to heavy snow covered roads as the edge of the storm was rolling through this area.

Just sketchy as fuck driving in general let alone with a 3000 lb trailer on the back of my truck. Once we made it into Quebec the next day the roads were pretty good, made it to North Bay, ON that day.

From North Bay onwards was probably just as bad if not worse than our first day, northern Ontario is hilly/mountain driving non stop, just heavy up and down steep declines which again with a trailer giving you extra weight flying down a 7 degree decline is pretty awesome. Toss in curves, truckers who don't give a fuck about you and will drive like maniacs up or downhill, needing to be in 4x4 most of the time and then some night time driving, it was fucked lol.

These were the roads for that day - https://i.imgur.com/XAk1RJm.jpg?1

We made it to Wawa and called it a night as night time driving made everything worse and if anything went wrong, you'd be fucked.

From Wawa it was bad for 1-2 hours up until around Thunder Bay and then the roads were great, actually dry and could actually do the speed limit or 10 over. Made it to Winnipeg that day.

Last day we thought we'd be in the clear as the roads were supposed to be good...que highway 1 being a parking lot for hours black ice around Portage la Prairie caused a ton of accidents, I counted 13 semi's in the ditches, all smashed up, loads everywhere, 1 trucks cab was like 50 feet ahead of the truck itself...I don't think the driver lived. We sat on highway 1 for 2 hours before they let us through. I have no clue how the roads got that bad, not sure why no one was out salting.

From there onwards it was pretty easy driving, flat, boring but welcomed as most of the trip was white knuckle driving.

In conclusion, never drive across Canada during winter.

Feels great to be back in Alberta though, only been a short time and somewhat surreal as we have to keep in mind we aren't going back to PEI. Just feels good to be back in civilization.

Have a house lined up here, just finalizing the financing/home inspection this week and should be good to go, just gotta wait til closing.

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#9688383 - 11/26/19 07:59 AM Re: LF: 1 Gently used Moof [Re: ]
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Glad to have you back! Shitty time of year to be moving though. That highway pic was very reminiscent of driving from Hinton to Grande Prairie through Grande Cache. With the same type of driver too. Hope the house works out for you! Whereabouts in Calgary are you?

There is a new Gluten Free brewery in Calgary now. I know this doesn't appeal because gluten free, but the beer is excellent. They have a nice little tap room in NE Calgary. It's called Heathen. It's all Viking based names of beer. Their sour is divine.
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#9688386 - 11/26/19 08:05 AM Re: LF: 1 Gently used Moof [Re: HondaBilly]
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Also, depending on how you vote, the province is either in disarray or doing fantastic.
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#9688482 - 11/26/19 09:39 AM Re: LF: 1 Gently used Moof [Re: HondaBilly]
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Very good drive update. Looks pretty shitty to do that as you did. Glad to have you back in Alberta. Welcome home.
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#9688570 - 11/26/19 11:14 AM Re: LF: 1 Gently used Moof [Re: Zigzag19]
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Thanks guys, very happy to be back...and will be staying here lol.

We bought in Chaparral so SE, just off 22x. Was ideally looking to move back to Shawnessy but couldn't find a home that ticked all the boxes for what we were looking for.

Gluten free beer eh? I'm not about GF at all but I do loves me beer so I'll check it out if I'm around or find it in store. It's actually nuts how many microbreweries have popped up since we moved east, like a crazy amount in less than 3 years.

Yeahhhhhh I read the posts on beyond.ca and the Calgary subreddit, I'm quite content to be back in the land of Conservatives. Apparently most folks can't comprehend a different elected party slashing the former parties policies and budgets haha.

PEI is extremely liberal and backwards, talking to people about politics I would just have to bite my tongue and scream in my head lol.

Economy is pretty blah here but that helped us out with buying a new home, and both the womans and my job are safe thankfully so we're just carrying on as normal.

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#9699134 - 12/16/19 09:02 AM Re: LF: 1 Gently used Moof [Re: ]
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Just down the road from me, im in Legacy these days. Good to have ya back!
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#9735657 - 02/18/20 05:34 PM Re: LF: 1 Gently used Moof [Re: Pynch]
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This support group kicks ass!
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