Category Archives: Driving

Camping in Waterton

I just got back from Camping in Waterton Lakes National Park. It’s about as far South as you can go in Alberta. From our home in Edmonton it took about 5-6 hours to drive there.

Because I wanted to bring our bicycles with us, we took my boyfriend’s truck instead of my car. He doesn’t do well at staying awake during long trips and because it was my idea to go there, I was in charge of most of the driving. It was my first time driving the truck and it went fairly well. But I must say I much rather drive my car. There was one or two scary moments, one being where I cut off an 18-wheeler. But nothing major.

The first two days of the trip were windy and rainy. There were two or three deer that came and visited our campsite each day we were there. There were lots of warnings saying not to get too close because they can attack, but they seemed pretty tame. We also saw three bears during our stay in the park, thankfully never too close. I was actually hoping to see more but it was still pretty neat.

We got out and did some hiking despite the rain. On the third day it was sunny so we brought out the bikes, but for some reason about 5 minutes into the ride I felt sick and had to stop. All in all, it was a pretty fun trip. But I don’t think we will go again because it’s a long drive and we didn’t find as much to do as we were hoping.

New Car Problem

Last week my car started doing something it has never done before. Three days in a row when I was leaving work, the inside windows have had frost on them.

I’ve been trying to figure out what was happening. It seemed strange that it was happening now when it’s warmer than the past few months, and I went through a whole winter without a problem last year.

The first thing I thought was maybe I got a new rock chip that was letting water in. I looked all over the front window and couldn’t find anything.

Then I thought maybe one of my windows was not up all the way, even though I haven’t touched them in months. But they seemed to be fine.

I asked my boyfriend if he had any ideas why it might be happening. He said it’s usually because there’s moisture inside the car and asked if I had any liquids inside. The only thing that I have is extra wiper fluid. I checked the bottle to see if it was leaking and to my cold hands it felt like it might have. But it could have just been cold.

So I stood the bottle up to see if it would make a difference, but of course the weather got warmer. The windows didn’t freeze up the following two days, but I don’t know if it’s because I moved the liquid or because of the weather. So I guess I will have to wait until this week to see if it made any difference.