Reliving the Sunday drive

Sunday was Mothers’ Day and it got me thinking about when I was a child and my father would take us out on a Sunday drive. He’d pick a spot on the map and we’d head off. Buchan West was memorable…there was a goat. That was it. No town sign. No sign at all. We were under-whelmed 😉 Still, it was good fodder for books.

The cowboy scratched his head again. “I guess if you include the ranches, it does. It’s surely bigger than Bow. Mind, just about everywhere’s bigger’n Bow.”

Disbelief flooded Josh as he remembered passing a rusty town sign. “That place with the tavern and nothing else?”

“Yup, that’d be Bow.”

I guess I really should have included the goat!

Another feature of these drives was the fact dad invariably got lost but strangely when he did we always ended up in one of two places…the dump/tip or the cemetry!

This was where I landed up on a bit of a ‘drive’ for Mothers’ Day and to give Boy Wonder some hours on his L’s. I just HAD to take a photo and I’ve called it, Mothers’ Day Refinery.” 😉


It was a heck of a tourist drive! To be fair, around the bend and another mile on, the sea was on the other side but the position of the sign tickled my funny bone.

Did your family go on Sunday drives? Do you still?


I have two books out in July by two different publishers!

It’s 55 days until Truly Madly Montana, book 2 in my Medicine RIver series is released 🙂 It’s on pre-order everywhere and Amazon Kindle have the eBook on sale and The Book Depository has the paperback on sale. It’s my experience prices rise on release day so get in early to save.

On July 1st, Unlocking Her Surgeon’s Heart, which is part of the Midwives-on-call series hits the virtual shelf in the USA and the physcial shelf in the UK and Australia.