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Wakey, Wakey, Time for Breaky! – What Pegman Saw

This week Pegman takes us to Saskatchewan Canada. You may use the photo provided with the prompt or take to Google maps and search within the borders of Saskatchewan for your own inspiration.

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How can I resist when Pegman goes to my country AND I have been to said place – even when just driving through. So, sorry… once again, I have given you a “travel post” for this challenge.  Thanks to Karen and Josh for hosting this weekly party that I don’t attend often enough!  I shall strive to come by more often.

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Wakey, Wakey, Time For Breaky!

“Good morning, girls!  Time to get up, get breakfast and hit the road!”

“Aw, Dad! Do we have to get up at six o’clock every morning?”

“Yeah, Dad. Why can’t we sleep in a little. This is a vacation!”

“Oh, come on, you two, this is a fun trip.”

The two others, in unision:  “Shut up, Nicole!”

“Alright girls, that’s enough. Just get dressed so we can go eat. I need a coffee,” chimed in Mom.

“I’m having pancakes!”

“Me, too!”

“I’m with Mom, need coffee. This is so stupid that we have to get up so damn early,” grouched the eldest.

They piled into their Ford Econoline Super Van and searched for a diner as the motel had no restaurant.  They didn’t have far to drive.

Weird. No cars.  Sign indicated: ‘Opens at 6:00 am.’

“Dammit, Dad!!  Regina, Saskatchewan does NOT observe Daylight Savings Time!

You woke us up at 5:00!!”

Similar to the van we had to cross Canada back in 1983

*Sadly, a mostly true tale. I was 21 at the time; my sisters 18 and 15 (well, the following month) and it was the last family road trip we took together.  I moved out of the family home on my return.


91 thoughts on “Wakey, Wakey, Time for Breaky! – What Pegman Saw

  1. Do you look back on those family holiday trips fondly now? We would love a similar type of van to take round Europe, but I’m not sure how the kids will feel about it, even when they are a little older! Good fun story – daylight saving is always tricky! 😉

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  2. Oh no, what a terrible time to be an hour earlier than you thought — when coffee is involved, or ISN’T, as it turns out! I hope the rest of the trip was more pleasant than that particular morning. How fun when these prompts bring up warm memories of long ago. ❤

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  3. Yes, we let the rest of the country flip-flop back and forth while we alone remain on an even keel. 😉
    (Oh, wait, that’s a cliche, isn’t it? While we plow a central standard furrow here in SK.)
    The provincial response to time change is the quip about the native who cut a foot off one end of his blanket and sewed it onto the other end to make it look longer.

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  4. Q,


    How much does it suck to be an hour early for breakfast? I mean, it’s a good thing it was such a fun trip, otherwise it would have been time for the participants to hitchhike, methinks.

    As for the Econoline, I miss the old vehicles that were very much like boats. As a young ‘un, you could have your own little universe going on in the backseats and hatches of those vessels. And plenty of room with which to maybe wrangle in that missed hour of sleep while Dad looked for another breakfast stop.

    I likey likey your wakey wakey story, Q.


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    • B,

      How much, you ask? BIG MUCH! 6 was early enough, thank you very much. 5 AND no breaky? No bueno as a certain someone I know would say…

      That was the best ride, ever. Mind you, we weren’t small kids but those bucket seats that swiveled were the bomb.

      I likey that you likey my wakey wakey story, B!


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      • BIG MUCH would definitely be the correct answer when faced with “Sorry, We’re Closed” when you already had imagined that first forkful of pancakes. No bueno, LOL. Muy no bueno.

        Swivel chairs in general, are such great inventions. When placed in a moving vehicle, that’s ballgame.

        No yokey, big likey. 🙂

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        • That’s what I’m saying. This was back when 24-hour joints were not a dime a dozen and probably still aren’t all that popular over there now.

          Swivel chairs are great. I’m trying to remember if there was a table we could set up ‘twixt the bench and the chairs. Shall have to ask my sisters… drawing a blank.

          Well, you rocky! 😉

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          • You can score a twenty four/seven diner easily enough. But restaurants, nope. And I have no idea about fast food joints.

            A table ‘twixt? So you could play like submariners, charting your course across the ocean?

            Did you guys play those old school car games? Like I Spy? And the ones where you tried to see how many license plates you could spot? And we had one that included V-Dubs . . . back when those suckers were all over the road.

            Yo! 😉

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          • Indeed. I dunno that they have them in that neck o’ the woods.

            Could you imagine? Too much fun!

            We played I spy, we each took turns with the music of my choice (at times, much to our parents’ chagrin). Got me bruises from the “punch beetle”!

            Yo! 😉

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  5. An HOUR early for breakfast before coffee??? Well, if no one got left on the side of the road, then your family had some staying power … 😉 And … hopefully the pancakes proved worth the wait (the coffee would’a been, no matter it’s quality, I presume … ;)). That van trip sounds like a cool thing to have done! 🙂

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  6. Dear Dale,

    This has me chuckling. Nothing worse than being awakened an hour before coffee. I could see and hear all y’all. You do know how to take us all for a ride. Well done.

    Shalom and lotsa hugs,


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    • Dear Rochelle,

      So glad it does! Today, that would NEVER pas muster, lemme tell you what. So glad you enjoyed the ride 😉

      Shalom and lotsa caffeine-filled love,



  7. There’s nothing wrong with a 5:00 am rise! I do it most days. And when on holiday I might be earlier still. There are only so many hours, you don’t want to waste them in sleep.
    BTW, your postscript is worded such that it sounds like this road trip, and the early wake up, was the last straw… thereafter, you left home. I’m sure that wasn’t the case. 🙂


    • Yes… I seem to have a tendency to go down memory lane….how could I not when Pegman goes where I’ve been? 😉
      And yeah… We were not smiling at the time though we do now.😊


      • I a retorical question. You said you left home after that Holliday…. 😁. We took the boys to Greece the lads were 25, 23 and 15 respectively. The two eldest had been left home about 5/6 years ..it was good in some ways but horrendous in others lol it was our last full family holiday 😁😁😁. No offense meant 💜

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        • I’m so stupid… I just realised your comment was related to my footnote! No, no. The trip was grand. The timing just so happened that I moved out to move in with my boyfriend (that was a learning experience…) And not because of the trip!
          You know, this March we are all going together on a trip, my 22 and 20-year-olds, my sisters and their husbands and two of their kids each and my mother… 😉
          So, please, I was not offended in the least. I We’ve gone on huge family trips since… just no road trips 😉 And my father always declined to join us on our family cruises – we’ll never know why…


          • We have done family holidays since too but as our youngest has a family too not one all together yet. Life does work out strangely. Perhaps your dad is not keen on being at sea or captive on a cruise. 💜💜

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          • My dad had a sailboat… No. He just didn’t want to be a part of our family thing. We never did understand it and before he passed away, he admitted to regretting that choice.
            Just our family: sisters, husbands, kids, plus my mom and her boyfriend meant 16 people! 15 now… but hey, life does go on.


          • He always wanted his girls and their families over for big celebrations… then couldn’t wait for us to leave as it was noisy like hell! Of course, coming with us on a cruise, he could have still done his own thing when the spirit drove him. His choice…


  8. Great to see you Dale!

    As a mom with teenagers and a young adult, you really capture the vibe. Sounds pretty much like our last family trip! Some of them aren’t human until after noon!

    How was the rest of the trip?

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    • Glad to stop by, Karen!

      I live with two young adults… they ain’t human till 3 pm!

      The whole trip was great. It was just so funny to find ourselves nose to the door, so to speak. We had no clue most of Saskatchewan is smart. Stupid useless DST… 😉


  9. I have a bit of an aversion to early mornings. My parents tended to like to get going at what I refer to as the butt-crack of dawn while I was more of a crack of noon type in my younger day. Still, I remember our road trips fondly. Sometimes it makes me sad that it was so long ago.

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    • I feel you. I was already a working girl (no, no, get your mind out of the gutter – I was a secretary) so I was rather used to getting up no later than 7. Still. On vacation? Tell me about it. It’s now a lovely memory…


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