The Roving Delicatessen

Fraserway RV in Airdrie, just north of Calgary, was having an open house today with good sales, including 25% off all parts under $300! Gary and Jody go every year and invited me along. I’ve been desperately needing a new pigtail for my propane system (ie. a hose that goes from my auxiliary tank to the Extend-a-Stay tee), but have been procrastinating since the one I bought in Osoyoos in the fall of ’08 was so expensive. I decided that this was the day to pick one up, so that gave me an excuse to go. 🙂

We started our day at Willow Creek municipal campground because Jody wanted to see if the prairie crocuses (Anemone patens) were in bloom, which they were:

prairie crocus (actually not a crocus but rather a member of the buttercup family)

We headed out after towards Calgary and Gary started to rustle around in the back seat. I turned to discover that a delicatessen had sprung up back there!

Gary's Roving Delicatessen

This is how they travel; Jody drives, Gary makes sandwiches! And delicious ones at that!

We got to Airdrie and stopped at another RV place so we’d be able to compare prices at Fraserway, then headed for the open house. Turns out Fraserway had better prices, even without the 25% discount!

Between both dealerships, we must have toured close to a hundred rigs. I discovered another type of fiver that I really like. It has a proper bedroom at the front, a bunk room at the back, and a loft above the bunk room. I could see going with something similar in a toyhauler motorhome, with the bunk room of course being a garage and the bedroom being my office.

den and loft with ladder (Starcraft Lexion)

I found the pigtail I needed in the parts department (with no help from the very rude salesgal) and it came to only $13 after my discount and tax!

Having had our fill of RVs for the day, I was then whisked away to Bass Pro Shops, which is more of a museum than a store! They allow photographs, so I tried to capture the feel of the place.

front end of the cariboo herd

We ended the day by making a very quick stop in Mossleigh to visit with Ken and Donna.

Another awesome day with my local guides! Thank you!

More pictures below.

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  • […] was coming onto one when we got back in the van after Ikea, so I put an order in to the Roving Delicatessen for half a chicken salad with some cheese and tomatoes. The whole concept of turning around to the […]

  • Hi, we are brand new to rv’ing and we are looking to buy a 27′ trailer and hopefully it arrives at the end of March. We wanted to head out for Easter and I am finding it difficult to find some specific information. We are in Calgary and we wanted some suggestions as to the closest places to go that are on the warmer side. Any help is appreciated! And I’d like to mention that I find it so great that Bass Pro Shops is a must stop for everyone (RVers or not) when they come to Calgary!

  • Susana, Lethbridge is balmy! We’re about 10 degrees warmer than Calgary right now. Today was like summer!

    Bass Pro Shops is awesome! 🙂

  • […] between the dealerships, the Roving Deli opened for business. Gary had BBQed some really nice chicken breasts (among other things) last […]

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