So you know when you drive by people on the highway, either trying to collect items that have scattered or trying to tie up a load that has not been tied up properly, and you think to yourself “ Why do people not make sure they secure their load?”.
Well, I was on the other end of that equation today when the front of three straps holding down a queen-sized mattress perched on the top of the van. Just east of Lac des Arcs, we heard a thump and a bang, the strap was loose. Tried to pull over in a somewhat visible spot, hazards on and kids told to stay inside while I tried to pull apart the ratchet straps. Mr. Kottbullar had asked to take the motorcycle for a ride along the 1A, so he wasn’t going to check his phone until he got to Canmore, so I was the only resource. Managed to patch it all together and being somewhat reassured that the mattress had stayed on even when one strap failed, we limped it in to Canmore and dropped it off at Grampa Jim’s House.
We had promised the kids a walk, so we parked downtown and wandered across the railroad bridge and continued up to this viewpoint that I have never been to before. We collected the necessary information (“what does that mean?”) and continued down to the bridge and around for the other wps. Thanks for bringing us on this walk again, it was a nice afternoon for it! Answers have been sent.