Sue Fraser was born and raised in the Grande Prairie area. She now lives in the small city of Wetaskiwin, Alberta, with her husband Rick. First and foremost she is the mother of three grown children: Amy (husband Chris, & son Coy), Kaylee (husband Chris Reid and son Ryker) and son Cody. Sue and Rick have been happily married for over 30 years. Sue is also very proud to be called “Nana” by her grandsons , 8 year old Coy and 2 year old Ryker.
For many years, Sue and Rick were self-employed, owning and operating their vacuum truck company in the Grande Prairie region. They have since sold that company.
Throughout the past 20 years, Sue has travelled alongside hubby Rick to live a life on the Chuckwagon Trail during the summer months of May, June, July and August. Rick is a member of the World Professional Chuckwagon Association (WPCA), and his passion for the sport runs deep. Rick is a third-generation chuckwagon driver, coming from the Tommy Dorchester family.
Eight years ago, Sue thought it would be good to update their company’s manager/secretary Cindy on a regular basis about what was going on and where they were during the chuckwagon season as business continued back in Grande Prairie. Sue started with an occasional email that detailed daily adventures and results of the days races. Word soon spread about the email blog and more people asked to be included on the email list. Sue then picked up her camera and attempted her hand at being an amateur photographer. She took photos around the camp, action shots on race days and of the day-to-day living. She then included some of the most interesting photos to tell her story in the email blog.
In 2015, with the assistance of her friend Tara, Sue’s blog, WagonTrails and WagonTails was born. Today, with the uniqueness of internet technology, Sue’s blog reaches so many people from all around the world from countries such as Switzerland, Germany, USA, China, Australia, all of Canada and more.
Sue hopes you will grab a cup of coffee, sit back, relax and enjoy her rendition of “The Travelin’ Trailer.”