Jeep Sahara Handles Prairie Winter

This was my chariot for a recent visit to Saskatchewan and Manitoba to see relatives and friends. A Jeep Wrangler Sahara.

I flew into Saskatoon, and had a car booked at the airport. When I got to the rental desk, the gal behind the counter asked if I’d like a Jeep for the same rate.

Having heard there was snow in the works for western Manitoba and eastern Saskatchewan, I said “sure!”

I’d never driven a Jeep before, but it proved to be a trusty ride on snow and ice. Stiff and bouncy on the highway, but what the heck. . .

jeep wrangler sahara saskatchewan

Fun ride. . .

Steller’s Jay ’n More on Byrne Creek Walk

Got a Byrne Creek walk in this morning before the storm hit. Have yet to see any salmon coming back to spawn, though they are back in several creeks and rivers in the lower mainland.

We usually start seeing salmon around mid-October in Byrne Creek, but last year they didn’t arrive until the end of the month.

But I did see a gorgeous Steller’s Jay and a shiny Crow.

Steller's Jay on Byrne Creek in SE Burnaby, BC
Steller’s Jay

Crow on Byrne Creek in SE Burnaby, BC

Northern Flicker on Byrne Creek in SE Burnaby, BC
Northern Flicker

Autumn leaves on Byrne Creek in Burnaby, BC

Million Dollar Quartet – Presely, Perkins, Lewis & Cash

We saw the Million Dollar Quartet today at the #ArtsClubTheatre on #granvilleisland.

It was great fun!

To quote: “Inspired by true events, this rocking jukebox musical takes you to Memphis and into Sun Records Studio on December 4, 1956. Witness the famed jam session that brought together rock and roll legends Presley, Cash, Lewis, and Perkins—for the first and only time. Experience all the hits that made these powerhouse stars the icons they are today, including “That’s Alright,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” and more!”

If you’re at all into rockabilly, blues, and early rock ‘n roll, this show is for you.

Extended to Aug. 20 . . .

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