Spend yesterday morning researching where to stay, decide Canmore, Alberta, CA. Inform DH of all the things that he had previously told me, "don't worry about it,,,we will deal with it when we get to where we are going"...uhhhhhh.... inform DH, this is not the USA,,,,,and oh,,,did you know about the flooding? this? that? and more information I share with him. He acts surprised. That what he thought woudl be a 0ne hour drive in Alberta, is deemed by professional drivers to be the most hazardous road they've ever driven. He retools his driving plans. THANK GOD!!!! Book Falcon Crest Lodge in Canfield,,yea! my own kitchen, washer and dryer...NICE!~ Head out to DS 4th at his house. It's so much cooler air by the ocean. I enjoy not cooking and sitting getting to know his new neighbors. Fireworks,,,YES! the entire street comes out. It was GREAT! I haven't heard fireworks like that since I was little. Our city bans fireworks....his does not. The kids all come out and DS spends time helping them with tiny Roman Candles. Fun to watch. I realize it's the first 4th of July where we've been somewhere actually enjoying it...in decades rather than staying home. I could do this again....next year~! And on the way home,,,the travel bug bites me. Might be time to go see some places and do things for a few months.