Today, my sister Sonia took our nephew Jakobi and me out to see this old time mode of transportation. Along the way, we enjoyed various lovely springtime sights...
|Dandelions - Ready for wishing upon|
|Puffy Cotton Clouds|
|A Pair of Canadian Honkers|
|Strolling through Fiddleheads|
Schau', mein Geist die Frühlingszeiten,
alles will sich zubereiten,
Gott zu geben Preis und Ehr',
da man alles neu sieht werden;
was für todt lag in der Erden,
das geht wiederum herfür,
grünt und wächst und blüht vor dir.
After trudging though tall grass, dried weeds and uneven terrain, we finally came upon the remains of the "chuck wagon". Upon our arrival home, my Uncle Dave was there for a visit. He looked at the picture and informed me that it was a "tupplepax", a double box wagon. That seems much more reasonable, after all, our people moved to Elm River from Rosedale with trucks and panels and perhaps pick-ups, not Conestoga wagons as the early pineers did. And... we've been involved in farming since we arrived, so a double box wagon, could have been a mode of transportation in Elm River's early days..
|Remains of a Double Box Wagon|
In its glory days in may have resembled this wagon. I found the image at Double Box Wagon
What did you do and see during your Victoria Day weekend?